Category Archives: ON TRAVEL

Etruscan Castle Town in Val di Merse/Tuscany

Murlo – like the hot springs of Petriolo and the Cistercian abbey of San Galgano – is located in the Val di Merse (Merse valley). In one of those super tiny Medieval walled or fortified cities that are so charming. … Continue reading

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Thermal Bathing at the Terme di Petriolo in Tuscany

Sight-seeing is a great thing when you are in a historical place, but you also need to do some different stuff. That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to visit one of the free baths in Tuscany. … Continue reading

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Photos of San Galgano in Tuscany

One of the most intriguing places in Tuscany is for sure San Galgano. I have been there 4 years ago, sleeping in the car, so I could see the sunrise over the old abbey without a roof. I came back … Continue reading

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Living in a Cocoon – Walled Buonconvento

Buonconvento – from the Latin expression for ‘place of good luck’ – is located between Siena and Pienza. We ‘discovered’ the place when we were going from the Thermal Bath of Petriolo to Pienza. A little walled city, medieval and … Continue reading

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The first Bridge over the Grand Canal in Venice – Rialto Bridge

When I think about Venice, I think also about the Rialto bridge. It is so famous that I couldn’t wait to see it in person. Photos give you a kind of idea but when you are actually in loco the … Continue reading

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