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San Miniato

San Miniato

Famous for truffles and treasures

San Miniato is a charming village perched atop a hill located along the Arno river, halfway between Florence and Pisa. The origins of this city, which is famous for its delicious white truffles, go back to the Etruscan-Roman times. The town’s castle was built in 962 by Otto I and, it was known to host Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Gregory V. Its ‘Rocca’ or fortress was built on top of the hill, to allow for complete defence of the castle. Federico II built a tower here from 1217 to 1221, and it has been the symbol of San Miniato ever since. ...

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Lakes in the Pisa province

Take a dive into a Tuscan lake

Places: Peccioli, Pomarance, San Miniato, Santa Luce Suggested length of stay: Weekend Ways to get around: Car and motorcycle Area Description ...

Pisa as set for films by Paolo and Vittorio Traviani

Pisa hills are the backdrop of Mazzacurati's film "Passione"

The Tuscan town of San Miniato was made famous by two internationally recognised Italian directors, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, in 'La notte di ...

Leg 7: Altopascio to San Miniato

Along the Via Francigena, amid art and churches

This leg is 25.3 km long and begins in Altopascio; it takes less than 6 hours to complete. ...

Leg 8: San Miniato to Gambassi Terme

Walking along the roads of the past

This leg is 23.7 km long and begins in San Miniato, and takes less than 6 hours. ...

The Pisa hills wine trail

Medieval hamlets, traditional tastes and unique landscapes

The Wine Trail of the Pisa Hills is an itinerary through the Tuscan countryside, which highlights many small towns that boast great traditions. ...

Autumn in Tuscany: vineyards, castles and truffle season

5 travel ideas for the season of falling leaves, from the Casentino forests to chestnuts

Autumn in Tuscany is an ideal time for a vacation, or even just a weekend away: here are 5 travel ideas taking you through local festivals, ...

Slowtuscany: uncovering Tuscany's secrets

Witches, ghost towns and little-known masterpieces unveiled by the writer Damiano Andreini

Slowtuscany is an unusual voyage through Tuscany, uncovering well-known (and less so) masterpieces, the roads less travelled by, abandoned ...

Voyage through the flavours of Pisa

Vetrina Toscana a Tavola suggests Pisan restaurants that offer traditional dishes ...

Tuscany has a rich agricultural tradition with a variety of produce which is native to the region. ...

From Montaione to Castelfiorentino by bike

A ride around the Empoli area

Start in Piazza Gramsci, in Montaione, and head towards piazza Cavour. ...

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