Siena Ready For Tourists and the Palio

According to TripAdvisor, by way of Italy Magazine, the Tuscan town of Siena ranks 5th among the most-visited cities in Europe. No doubt, one of its allures is the twice-annual Palio, which takes place on July 2 and August 16.…

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Unofficial Guide to Central Italy, 4th Ed., is Here!

We are┬ápleased to announce that the 4th edition of The Unofficial Guide to Central Italy: Florence, Rome, Tuscany & Umbria arrives in stores – and is available for shipment from Amazon – today! Like previous editions, this UGCI has the…

Green Guide Tuscany, 6th Ed., Now Available

In an effort to beat the rush on all the spring travel book releases, Michelin very quietly released the 6th edition of its Green Guide Tuscany in mid-November. This is a leaner, meaner version of the guide, with a crisper…

And the winner is…

Siena, Palio, originally uploaded by pedro prats. Contrada Leocorno won the second round of this year’s Palio. So they will have bragging rights until next July. Auguri! By the way, some spectators at the August 16 event noticed that Daniel…