A book excerpt of travelers experiences in Europe. In this excerpt the travelers visit the legendary Tuscan city of Siena, with its towers and brick square.
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Il Palio is a 95-second horse race around the Piazza del Campo in the historic city’s center. Throngs of cheering locals and visitors make this a breathtaking event, once made famous as the beginning of a James Bond movie.
Tuscany: Touring the towns of Greve, Montepulciano, San Gimignano and Pienza for wine tours, castle stays, and meeting the friendly winemakers there.
Carol Stigger describes an invigorating stay at the Adler Therma Spa in Tuscany.
A guide to Ascoli Italy, in a region called Le Marches, which is like Tuscany 30 years ago.
Le Marche, in the northeast Adriatic side of Italy, is a wonderful place to paddle a kayak. Ann Banks shares her trip paddling and enjoying the cuisine, the history and many attractions of this unheralded region of Italy.
A visit and photo gallery of a visit to William Randolf Hearst’s mansion, Hearst Castle, in San Simeon, California, touring Hearst Castle in California.
Biking through Tuscany and tasting the wines of Chianti, outside of the town of San Donato in central Italy. Bike tours are increasingly popular here.
John Keahey’s new book, Hidden Tuscany, is about the beautifully undiscovered, and untouched culture of Tuscany.
Bologna is a city famous for food, as a center of culture…and Tina Gordon gives it a few new names.
Manarola, Italy: John Caldwell and his husband Todd visit Manarola in the Cinque Terre region of Italy, where they enjoy hiking and swimming and more.
The English language took center stage for a full week in November, 2005, with more than 1.5 million phrases in English being spoken in one of the great bastions of Italian culture: Tuscany.