Siena's Palio horserace is rooted in 500 years of history | Miami Herald
In the gorgeously preserved Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture and in the civic spirit. The city is known both for ...
Max Weinberg returns to adopted Tuscan hometown
This year he'll be playing July 21 with the Siena Jazz University, joined by Italian singer and songwriter Marina Rei as well as Canadian actress and singer Jill Hennessy, who once put out her guitar case and sang Springsteen tunes for money on the New ...
World's Top Travel Experts Announce The Best Hotels, Bars And Spas For 2017
Meo Modo – Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Siena, Italy. Manta – The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Majorelle – The Lowell, New York, New York, U.S.. MY FAVORITE: La Terrazza - Hotel Eden, Rome (I was the first writer to stay in the hotels ...
Siena's Palio horse race a gallop through history
In the gorgeously preserved Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, the Middle Ages seem to survive in the architecture and in the civic spirit. The city is known for its pride and for its independent attitude. And twice a year, that spirit shows itself in a ...
Il Borro is about 60km (37 miles) from both Florence and Siena and 20km (12 miles) from Arezzo. It's such an enchanting world of its own with so much to do that once you've passed through the film set-like main entrance gates you won't want to leave.
Letters: your secret Italy tips
Last week you asked for our Italian secrets. Well, we've discovered a whole alternative Tuscany an hour's drive south of Siena. It's called the Maremma, and it is a rich mix of medieval hill towns, Etruscan treasures, a long, unspoilt coastline with ...
Discount Travel Sites Now Controlled by Only 4 Corporations: Where is the Choice?
The allure of discount travel is pretty powerful. But is there really a “discount” in most discount travel sites? The answer is a bit disturbing. When it comes to booking travel accommodations online, it can get confusing…so many travel sites, right ...
Ask an Expert: Grand tour of Italy
Make sure you allow at least four nights to explore and take in beautiful Sorrento and Positano, plus day trips to Pompeii and Capri. From here, make your way to Florence by train – the gateway to Tuscany. Spend five nights in a boutique hotel in ...
Peckham in crackdown on Airbnb holiday rentals
Earlier this month, the Daily Telegraph reported that Airbnb is pushing permanents residents out of Italian city centres and turning them into "a theme park for tourists". A University of Siena report revealed that almost 20 per cent of Florence's ...
Mason students tour Europe
MCHS Spanish trip travelers spend part of their final 10-day tour at Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain. ... Under the direction of Mason County High School Spanish teacher and experienced international traveler, Sam Caudill, 42 travelers recently visited ...