The story of Gostanza da Libbiano

One of the black pages in the history of man is that of the inquisition: hundreds of thousands of women, men, animals and children burned at the stake or killed

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4 appoinments to Discover San Miniato

Discover San Miniato with us! We have organized 4 themed guided tours for you, which will retrace the origins of our medieval village through its history, monuments, churches, characters and

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The Via Francigena

Walking among the alleys of San Miniato sometimes it’s possible to come across intrepid walkers who, with a large backpack on their shoulders, are about to cross the medieval village

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Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio and San Miniato!

Carlo Lorenzini, better known as Carlo Collodi, was a famous Italian journalist and writer born in Florence on November 24, 1826. His name should already tell you something, and in

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Lodovico Cardi

One of the most famous Italian artists is certainly Lodovico Cardi, known as Cigoli. Painter, architect and sculptor owes his nickname to his birthplace, that is Cigoli, a small medieval

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Emperor Frederick II

When you visit San Miniato, there is a name that often echoes in our alleys, and it’s the Emperor Frederick II, the one who wanted the construction of the undisputed

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The Mille Miglia in San Miniato

Saturday 24 October 2020 San Miniato was one of the intermediate stages of the famous car race, the Mille Miglia! Beautiful vehicles and vintage cars whizzed in all their beauty

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Dilvo Lotti’s frescoes in the Museum of Memory in San Miniato

In the former refectory of the Dominican convent in San Miniato, five fresco scenes made by the painter Dilvo Lotti (San Miniato, 1914 – 2009) in 1934 were brought to

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White Truffle of San Miniato

When we talk about San Miniato it’s inevitable to think of thousands of years of history, the Middle Ages, the Tower of Federico II, Napoleon, Giosuè Carducci… A city full

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Five medieval villages to visit in Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the richest regions in medieval villages: many cities and small towns that deserve to be visited for their history, their monuments and their typical products! With

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The well of Diva Lucida

At the Piazzetta del Fondo, in the basement of the building where the restaurant “Cantina del Fondo” is located, there is a well to which a fascinating legend is linked.

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San Miniato and “The night of San Lorenzo”

If you are a movie lover, surely you’ve seen the film “The night of San Lorenzo” by the directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Both born in San Miniato fall in

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Weekend in Tuscany among medieval villages

If you are planning a small trip outside the city for the weekend in Tuscany, we strongly recommend you to come and visit the medieval village of San Miniato! In

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San Miniato White Truffle National Exhibition

As already mentioned many times between our articles and our experiences, San Miniato, in addition to being a land of history, monuments and culture, is also the land of the

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Locations for intimate wedding in Tuscany

You can decide to get married in different ways: with many or few guests, with an intimate or sumptuous ceremony. In this article I would like to tell you about

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San Miniato in 80’s Arcade Games

“If you could go back, what era would you choose?” How many times have we heard this question! ! And most of the time, especially from those of our generation,

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