Tag Archives: Siena

San Gimignano launches crowdfunding to repair walls

FLORENCE, ITALY – The town council of San Gimignano on Tuesday launched a crowdfunding scheme to pay to repair part of its walls which collapsed last week.

The scheme has been set up after the Tuscany regional government said it was prevented by stability pact rules from funding the repair at the Town of Fine Towers, a UNESCO world heritage site.

San Gimignano  is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline.

Within the walls, the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture, with outstanding examples of secular buildings as well as churches.

The Palazzo Comunale, the Collegiate Church and Church of Sant’ Agostino contain frescos, including cycles dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.

The town also is known for saffron, the Golden Ham, and its white wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, produced from the ancient variety of Vernaccia grape which is grown on the sandstone hillsides of the area.

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Christmas Village

The very magical Tuscan Christmas begins…

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Group with Bindi Sergardi

Local Winery Invests In Future Generations

This summer, four students from the University of Oregon are getting firsthand experience studying wine marketing by working with Bindi Sergardi winery in Siena.

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The view from Il Convito di curina

Ospitalità, buon vino, ottimo cibo

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Filippino Lippi

Filippino Lippi exhibition opened in San Gimigano

Filippino Lippi exhibition inspired by Annunciation opened in San Gimignano (Siena). Renaissance painter on show until November 2, 2015.

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Tutti i segreti della cucina gluten free

I segreti della cucina gluten free? Li svela lo chef Giorgio Trovato a maggio e a giugno in due corsi di cucina gluten free a Castelnuovo Berardenga (Siena).

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Siena's Palio

Il Drappellone del Palio di Siena dipinto da Rogai

Per dipingere il Drappellone del Palio di Siena dell’Assunta  è stata scelta l’artista fiorentina Elisabetta Rogai, famosa per le sue tinte cromatiche fatte con i frutti della terra, a iniziare dai dipinti con il vino denominati eno-arte.

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Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is the oldest surviving bank in the world

Monte Paschi to decide new capital increase

The Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena to decide to increase the size of a planned rights issue to 5 billion euros.

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Fiorentina dominates derby, beats Siena 4-1

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Top thermal spas in the province of Siena

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