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Halloween at Meleto Castle

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Come and experience the unsetting atmosphere in a real castle to attend a dinner on the main floor of the Castle of Meleto only by candlelight and to follow … a SURPRISE for all ages visitors.

For more information http://www.castellomeleto.it

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Golf in Tuscany

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For golf lovers, here the list of places where you can practice during your holiday in Tuscany

Castelfalfi G. & C. Club – tel. 0571.698466 www.castelfalfi.it 18 holes par73, mt. 5680 closed January. Closing day:tuesday

Cosmopolitan G. & C. Club – tel. 050.33633 www.cosmopolitangolf.it 18 holes par 72 mt.6045. Closing day: monday

Le Pavoniere G. & C. Club – tel. 0574.620855 www.gulfclublepavoniere.com 18 holes par72, mt. 6137  Closing day:monday

Montecatini Golf Club – tel. 0572.62218 www.montecatinigolf 18 holes par72, mt. 5857  Closing day: tuesday

Golf Club Poggio dei Medici - tel. 055.84350 www.poggiodeimedici.com18 holes par73, mt. 6338

Golf Club Punta Ala – tel. 0564.922121  www.puntaala.net/golf 18 holes par72, mt. 6168 Closing day: tuesday from Nov. to March

Golf Club Toscana- tel. 0566.820471 www.toscanagolf.com 18 holes par73, mt. 5680  Closing day: tuesday

Golf Club dell’Ugolino - tel. 055.2301009 www.golfugolino.it 18 holes par72, mt. 5676 Closing day: monday from October to March

Versilia Golf Club- tel. 0584881574 www.versiliagolf.com 18 holes par71, mt. 6115 Closing day: tuesday from Dec. to March

Argentario Golf Club - tel. 335.5461928 www.argentariogolfclub.it 18 holes

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“EROICA” – VINTAGE CYCLING RACE – October, 6th , 2013 – Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)

 EROICA – VINTAGE CYCLING RACE   October, 6th , 2013   Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)

L’ “Eroica” … the legendary  vintage cycling race that takes place through the hinterland of Siena, especially in areas of the Crete Senesi and the Chianti area.
A path that takes place almost entirely on the “White Road”, the typical dirt roads of the Tuscan countryside.
Tourists, professionals or just lovers all over the world participate in this event to relive the authentic cycling, that one of the champions of the past.
The departure will be Sunday, October 6th  from Gaiole in Chianti (a few kilometers from Siena).
In the two days before the race other small events, related to the main event, will be organized such as guided bike  tour on “heroic”roads (Saturday, October 5th).
For more information about the program visit www.eroicafan.it
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Bravio delle Botti (Barrels Competition) – August 26th , 2012 – Montepulciano (SIENA)

 Bravio delle Botti (Barrels Competition)   August 26th , 2012   Montepulciano (SIENA)

In Montepulciano, a nice village near Siena, every year a tiring uphill race takes place: a race of barrels called Bravìo.
Eight districts compete for a painted cloth by rolling barrels (of approximately 80 kg each) along an uphill path for more than 1 km.
The path of the heavy barrels winds through the picturesque streets of the old town until the finish line located in the Piazza Grande square in front of the Cathedral.
The word Bravìo derives from the vulgar “Bravium” and indicates the painted cloth bearing the image of the patron saint St. John the Beheaded, in whose honor the citizens celebrate the feast.
The tradition of the past to play this race riding horses was interrupted in the seventeenth century and the inclusion in the modern era of the barrels wants to be a strong call to one of the most typical product of the town: the wine of Montepulciano.

 

At 3 o’clock p.m. : historical parade

At 7 o’ clock p.m.  race with the barrels

 

For more information contact Hotel Borgo Grondaie

 

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TAROT GARDEN, CAPALBIO (GR)

 TAROT GARDEN, CAPALBIO (GR)

The Tarot Garden is an art park developed in the late seventies by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, populated by statues inspired by the shapes of the Tarots. Definitely inspired by the beautiful park Guell in Barcelona, Niki de Saint Phalle, with this fantastic garden, realizes the magical and spiritual dream of her life, to create giant sculptures, high around 12/15 meters, full of symbolic and esoteric meanings. Glittering sculptures, which seem to come from a storybook, built of steel and concrete, covered with mosaics in fine glass and ceramics. Many, from all over the world have already traveled this path of imagination, a place where not only nature and art meet, but that also remains suspended without space or time … ..

 
The park is located on the southern side of the Garavicchio hill near Pescia Fiorentina, an hamlet close to Capalbio (GR). It is about 1 ½ hours from Siena and being located between the coastal road  and inland hills, it is perfect solution for those who want to spend a pleasant day taking a nice break from the beach.

 
The park is open every day until October 15th  from 2:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.

 
For more information contact Hotel Borgo Grondaie

 

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Giostra dell’Orso ( Bear Joust) – Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

 Giostra dellOrso ( Bear Joust)   Pistoia, July, 25th, 2012.

On July ,25th, the traditional Bear Tournament will take place in Pistoia, near Siena ( about 1 hour and a half by car).

You will enjoy historical parades, flags, drums,and finally the exciting tournament in Piazza del Duomo ( Duomo Square ).

The tournament is played among the horsemen who represent thr four districts of town ( Dragon, Gold Lion, White Deer and Griffon ).

The Knights, two by two, run galopping around the perimeter of the square to reach the target to hit ( a shape of a bear ).

Specifc scores are assigned, from time to time, and at the end of the tournament, the district with the best score will be the winner.

Moreover, the best Knight will have the title of ” Cavalier Speron d’oro di Pistoia e  Contado” ( Golden Spur of Pistoia).

For more information contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

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“PETRIOLO” THERMAL BATHS

 PETRIOLO THERMAL BATHS

 

Thermal baths in Petriolo, already popular in Roman times, are immersed in the Natural Reserve of the Basso Merse, 30 km from Siena, in an oasis of peace situated among woods and hills, a unique setting where nature and pleasure meet.
The thermal waters of Petriolo spring to +43 ° C from the source located on the bank of the river Farma. The composition of the water contains a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide mixed with carbon dioxide, calcium, fluoride, chloride ions, sulfate and hydrogen carbonate. Thanks to  these components the thermal water of pools helps to prevent and treat different diseases by acting positively on bones, skin and on the breathing apparatus.
In addition to the classic mud-bath therapy, Petriolo also has a spa where you can get relaxing or invigorating massages. These thermal establishments don’t belong to any hotel, so they are accessible to all.
They are open every day, however, considering the increased turnout over the weekend due to the presence of local residents or other guests, we recommend going to the spa during the weekdays from Monday to Friday.

For more information contact Hotel Borgo Grondaie.
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July,12th Tournament of Crossbow – BAGNI DI LUCCA (LUCCA)

 July,12th Tournament of Crossbow   BAGNI DI LUCCA (LUCCA)

Historical Celebration in Bagni di Lucca.

 
In 1169 the government of Lucca decided to establish a group of Archers in defense of the city.
In 1443 it  was organized the first tournament of the crossbow that is still played every year in honor of the Feast of San Paolino.
There will be competitions, historical parades, a medieval market and delicious tastings of typical products.
For more information about the program please contact Siena Hotel Borgo Grondaie.

 
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July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 July,6th /7th /8th and July 13th /14th /15th THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL in MONTERIGGIONI

 

The XXII edition of the Medieval Festival returns to animate the historical center of Monteriggioni, a beautiful village located few kilometers from Siena.
In the first two weekends in July (6th /7th /8th  and 13th /14th /15th ) inside the enchanting city wall with its massive towers, dozen of events will take place. The theme of this year will be “Heaven end Hell”.

In the squares, in streets and gardens of the village, good and evil will fight  setting shadows of demons, witches, alchemists against  the light of angels, jugglers, storytellers and other fantastic creatures.
The festival, like every year will give hospitality to characters that seem to come directly from the past, immersed in a medieval atmosphere recreated through the markets, minstrels, dances, pubs, taverns where you can taste the delights of the medieval time.
For your shopping there will be also an exchange office to convert your currency  into“grossi”(coined for the occasion).
Do not miss this wonderful journey back in time!
For more information about the program please contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie

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San Galgano Opera Festival – July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

 San Galgano Opera Festival   July / August 2012 (Chiusdino).

In Chiusdino, a village located about thirty kilometers from Siena, there is the Abbey of San Galgano, an open-air cathedral without  roof and floor, so reduced as a  prestigious ruin after a massive fire broke out at the end of the eighteenth century .

The magical atmosphere of this enchanting place will live again this year through music, dance and the great opera. Inside the Abbey, in fact, a theatre will be set up, preserving the historical and architectural value of the place.

A rich program of events that will be the protagonists of this summer 2012:

- AIDA: July ,7th/  August,3rd and 4th

- VINICIO CAPOSSELA: July ,5th

- CARMINA BURANA: July, 13th/ August, 5th

- LUDOVICO EINAUDI and PAUL FRESU: July 14th

- SWAN LAKE: July,20th

- THE SEASONS: July,22th  

- THE BARBER OF SEVILLE: July, 21st and 28th

- ARISA: July, 26th

 
For information please contact Hotel Siena Borgo Grondaie
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