The province of Pisa, a dream of art, sea and mountains

In Era Valley, Pisa on July 9, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

There are certainly only a few regions in the world, which unite in their territory such a variety, as the province of Pisa it does. Its cultural wealth and scenic attractions range from the UNESCO World Heritage site of  Piazza dei Miracoli and the picturesque historic center of Pisa to the fantastic,  sandy beaches, natural oases, lakes, and the picturesque hills of the Valdera. In the province of Pisa, the scenic impressions vary from kilometer to kilometer. Read More »


Il Gioco del Ponte – Pisa and its medieval traditions

In Events, Pisa on June 20, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

On last Sunday in June the game of bridge takes place  in Pisa every year. At the end of a long procession, during which the participants wear traditional costumes from the Middle Ages, the two teams Tramontana  and Mezzogiono compete for the win. The game is a kind of tug of war. Object is not a rope, but a heavy car that is placed on rails. The team that manages to press the car on the bridge into the opponent’s territory  is the winner.

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The Pisan June, a spectacular festival of the Middle Ages

In Events on June 6, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , ,

Every year in Pisa, the month of June is a historic journey back to the Middle Ages. Throughout June, the city celebrates  its ancient traditions with concerts and cultural events. The four main events are the sea of lights in honor of San Ranieri, the patron saint of the city, the historical regatta on the River Arno, the game of the bridge, and last but not least every four years, the historic regatta of the Maritime Republics, which is held each year alternately in Amalfi, Genoa, Venice or Pisa.

Around these four events many other initiatives, such as flea markets, theater performances, street fairs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals take place. Read More »


Lari and its cerry festival

In Events on May 23, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

In Lari the cultivation of cherries looks back on a centuries-old tradition. In fact, in this romantic town, with  its 9,000 inhabitants, are grown 19 different award-winning varieties. Read More »


On the trails of the bestseller “New Moon” in Volterra

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog

New Moon is the second Book of the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer, which was published on September 6th, 2006 in the United States. The film on the novel was shown  in the cinema in November 2009. The shooting programme began in Vancouver on March 16th, 2009  and in Italy on May 19th, 2009. The actors, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are the same as in the previous Twilight. Read More »


Pisa Tour – from the Field of Miracles to the old town

In Pisa on April 25, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , , ,

The Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, which together with the Baptistery, the Duomo, the Leaning Tower and the monumental cemetery forms the most important religious complex in the city,  is an obligatory stop for all visitors, who come to Tuscany. Because of  its uniqueness the place ranks among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Read More »


Month of Peace in Lari

In 1 on April 11, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

Start of the “Month of Peace” in Lari
From April 9th, to May 20th,  a full calendar of events, exhibitions and conferences

This year the idyllic village of Lari celebrates in the cooperation with the Province of Pisa, the tenth edition of the “Month of Peace”. “With this iniziative we want to set the course for a better future for ourselves and for our children,” said the mayor of Lari. “During the period, in which we live, this is strongly necessary. I am increasingly convinced, that the establishment of peace begins in our consciousness and how we live with our neighbors and the entire community.” Read More »


Pomaia, the little Tibet of Tuscany

In 1 on April 4, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

Pomaia, which belongs to the municipality of Santa Luce,  is one of the most picturesque places in the province of Pisa. The economy is primarily based  on agriculture and tourism. Because of the Tibetan-Buddhist monastery of Lama Tsongkhapa this idyllic spot is famous throughout the world. Read More »


Modernity, antiquity, leather, footwear and theater

Santa Croce is part of the lower Arno valley, which offers the right balance between antiquity and modernity.

It lies on the right bank of the Arno River, slightly downhill from its confluence with the Egola Stream. Although the orthogonal street grid and the spacious central square are typical of castrensian settlements during the Roman period, the origin of the town is more commonly traced back to the feudal age. At the end of the 18th century the first tanneries laid the foundations for the future economy of the town. Over the years Santa Croce became the Tuscan city of leather tanning and the leather and shoe-making industry. Read More »

Posted March 23, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog


Relax in the Valdera between spas and nature

In 1 on March 13, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

A journey into a land of prosperity and wonderful landscapes…

The lovely valley of the river Era extends in front of the slopes of Volterra. This lush region is filled with healing waters and has been inhabited since the Etruscan period. The presence of the Etruscans is witnessed by many highly cultural monuments and finds. The gently rolling hills and the deep green cypress are fertilized by four rivers: Era, Arno, Roglio and Cascina. Nature lovers and sports enthusiasts are inspired by panoramic hiking paths. Read More »