Tag Archives: Tuscany

Travel In Tuscany: Pisa In Northwestern Italy (4K)

Wanderizm Films (May 27, 2023) – Pisa is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli.

Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery. 


Italy Views: A Tour Of Villa Catignano In Tuscany

Wanderizm Films (May 25, 2023) – Nested in the heart the winemaking region of Chianti ClassicoVilla Catignano is an historic 17th century building situated within rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves.

Chianti Classico territory’s capitals are Siena and Florence and it is shared between the provinces of the two municipalities. The zone amounts to 71,800 hectares (177,500 acres) and includes the entire territories of the municipalities of Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti and parts of those of Barberino Tavarnelle, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano Val di Pesa.

Travel: Aerial Tour Of The Village Of Barbiani, Italy

Florence TV (April 28, 2023) – The centenary of the birth of Don Lorenzo Milani in 2023 gave us the excuse to return to Barbiana, in the municipality of Vicchio, where Don Lorenzo was sent by the Florentine Curia in 1954. There, in a place isolated and unknown at the time, he gave life to a school and to a teaching capable of speaking to the whole world.

Barbiana is located in the region of Tuscany. Tuscany’s capital,  Florence is approximately 14 mi away from Barbiana (as the crow flies). The distance from Barbiana to Italy’s capital Rome (Rome) is approximately 149 miles.

Italy Travel: The ‘Via Di Linari’ Pilgrimage Route

Emilia Romagna Tourism (March 13, 2023) – Walking along the Via di Linari, an ancient pilgrimage route towards Rome (alternative to the Via Francigena) which connects Fidenza to the Linari Abbey, a religious settlement that once stood on the mountain ridge between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna.

It was established as a safer route to Tuscany compared to the Via Francigena, and it soon became an important road both for pilgrims on their way to Rome and as a trade route for the city of Parma. Like the  St Vicinio Way, the Linari Way was dotted with parish churches and hospitalia, places where travellers could find shelter from the elements and bandits.

Village Walk: Montalcino In Tuscany, Western Italy

Montalcino is a beautiful historical town perched in a hilltop in Tuscany, Italy.

The town is known for the production of delicious wine, the famous Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino, and is a lovely destination for a day out in Tuscany.

Montalcino has much to offer its visitors: a beautiful medieval center, stunning views over the surrounding countryside and wonderful food and wine are just the start of it.

This is our guide to the best things to do in Montalcino, Tuscany.

Fall 2022 Views: A Walk Through Florence, Italy

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell’Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.” 

Village Walking Tours: Pienza In Tuscany, Italy (4K)

Pienza is a town in Tuscany, Italy. The central Piazza Pio II is framed by 15th-century buildings like the Pienza Cathedral and Piccolomini Palace. The latter was Pope Pius II’s summer residence and features a roof garden with valley views. Flemish tapestries and the pope’s embroidered cape are on display at the Diocesan Museum. West is the Pieve di Corsignano, a Romanesque church with a circular bell tower.

Hilltop Village Walks: San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy

San Gimignano is an Italian hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence. Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. It has a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. The Duomo di San Gimignano is a 12th-century church with frescoes by Ghirlandaio in its Santa Fina Chapel.

Walking Tours: Volterra In West Tuscany, Italy (4K)

Volterra is a walled town southwest of Florence, in Italy. The central Palazzo dei Priori has medieval frescoes and a bell tower with expansive views. Volterra Cathedral has a marble entrance and a gilded coffered ceiling. Nearby are the remains of the Etruscan Acropolis. The Guarnacci Etrurian Museum has a rich collection of archaeological artifacts. The Roman Theater complex includes the ruins of 3rd-century baths. 

Video timeline: 0:00 – [Brief intro] 1:15 – [Walking tour begins / Piazza dei Priori] 3:20 – [Palazzo dei Priori☀️🏰] 9:50 – [Piazza San Giovanni⛲] 11:40 – [Chapel Addolorata – *tour inside*⛪] 18:30 – […back to Piazza dei Priori…⛲] 19:20 – [Medieval Show…To see the FULL Show skip to 02:31:00 📸🎼] 27:00 – [Cloister of the Cathedral of St.Maria Assunta – *tour inside*⛪] 32:30 – [Piazza San Giovanni⛲] 37:30 – [Baptistry of St.John – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 46:20 – [Cathedral of St.Maria Assunta – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 58:40 – [Piazzetta dei Fornelli⛲] 59:30 – [Via Orto Tondo] 59:40 – [📋𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗳 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆📋] 1:02:20 – [Vicolo del Mandorlo] 1:04:50 – [Via Francesco da Volterra] 1:05:50 – [Via San Filippo] 1:08:40 – [Via della Pietraia] 1:10:30 – [Vicolo dei Belladonna] 1:11:50 – [Church of San Cristoforo – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 1:14:00 – [Vicolo Chinzica] 1:15:50 – [Church of Madonna del Gabellino – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 1:17:20 – [Ancient Roman Baths🏛] 1:18:10 – [Via San Felice] 1:20:50 – [Via San Lino] 1:21:40 – [Church of St.Lino – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 1:25:10 – [Church of St.Francis – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 1:27:20 – [Cappella della Croce di Giorno☀️] 1:32:20 – [Porta San Francesco (St.Francis Gate)🏛] 1:34:20 – [Via Ripetta] 1:35:40 – [Porta San Felice (St.Felice Gate)🏛] 1:38:25 – [Panoramic Point⛺] 1:41:10 – [Via Lungo le Mura (along the wall alley)] 1:44:25 – [Porta all’Arco (Gate of the Arch)☀️🏛] 1:45:25 – [Via Porta all’Arco] 1:50:00 – [Piazza Martiri della Libertà⛲] 1:50:50 – [Via di Castello] 1:52:10 – [Via Giacomo Matteotti] 1:55:50 – [Via A.Gramsci] 2:00:00 – [Parrocchia della Cattedrale Church – *tour inside*⛪] 2:02:00 – [Piazza XX Settembre⛲] 2:02:30 – [Panorama on Volterra⛺] 2:05:30 – [Church of St.Augustine☀️⛪] 2:09:20 – [Porta Marconi (Marconi Gate)🏛] 2:12:00 – [Via Don Giovanni Minzoni] 2:15:50 – [Medici Fortress☀️🏰] 2:19:30 – [Porta a Selci (A Selci Gate)🏛] 2:20:40 – […a little far to the north… walking near Porta Fiorentina (Florence Gate)] 2:23:45 – [Church of St.Michael Archangel – *tour inside*☀️⛪] 2:26:10 – [Piazzetta San Michele⛲] 2:27:10 – [Via dei Sarti] 2:28:00 – [Viti Palace☀️🏰] 2:28:50 – [Via delle Prigioni (Prisons’ Alley)] 2:30:45 – [☕️📸🎼… the Medieval Show in Volterra! …☕️📸🎼]

Walking Tour: Livoro In Western Tuscany, Italy

Livorno is an Italian port city on the west coast of Tuscany. It’s known for its seafood, Renaissance-era fortifications and modern harbor with a cruise ship port. Its central Terrazza Mascagni, a waterside promenade with checkerboard paving, is the city’s main gathering place. The bastions of the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia face the harbor and open onto Livorno’s canal-laced Venezia Nuova quarter.