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Category Archives: Tuscany sightseeing

Towers of Tuscany by Carol M. Cram

Transported to Tuscany in the Fourteenth Century The iconic Tuscan landscape in the turbulent fourteenth century provides the backdrop for The Towers of Tuscany, an historical novel about a women painter in the all-male domain of the painter’s workshop. Author Carol M. Cram describes how her fascination with Tuscany led her to write the novel.… Click to Read More

Siena Sightseeing Palazzo Pubblico – Allegory of The Good Government

When traveling in Tuscany I always ponder what ingredients were present that allowed the Renaissance to flourish. Siena was a thriving republic. What can we learn while sightseeing there? Siena Sightseeing Palazzo Pubblico Inside Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico is an important fresco from 1338.  The Allegory of Good and Bad Government was painted by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.… Click to Read More

Brunello di Montalcino

Today’s Tuscany tour with visits Montalcino, a region southwest of the province of Siena, to sip the world famous wine Brunello di Montalcino. Tuscany sightseeing is not complete without visiting Montalcino. On this hill is where the earliest Tuscan people lived. Named the Etruscans, these people developed a high civilization here from 1000BC. The… Click to Read More