Showing posts from September, 2020

Hot Springs and SPAs around Montepulciano

The surroundings of Mount Amiata, an ancient dormant volcano which still bears underground geothermal activity results in many natural hot springs and geysers. Few of them were known and used since remote times especially as relief to pilgrims or army crossing our lands and are still in use today, often transformed in modern Spas. Most of the hot springs are within private establishments (Spas or Hotel) where you need to buy an entrance which will give you access to dressing room, showers and other services.  Check the websites below for access conditions, rates and opening times. Here all the closest thermal baths to Montepulciano and estimated driving time. CHIANCIANO TERME (about 20 min) Recently renovated SPA and hot spring complex with easy access and parking Official website:

Contemporary Art Exhibition at Fortezza Medicea

  from 16 September to 8 October 2020 Some 150 works on display in the beautiful setting of the "Fortezza Medicea" coming from Italian and international artists tells about contemporary art in various facets. Free admission, without reservation, every day from 10.00 to 18.30 until 8 October 2020,  The exhibition is divided into three sections:  ➡️   the first is an exhibition itinerary of "Historicized Works of Contemporary Art of Twentieth century" ➡️   the second is a solo show by Enrico Manera entitled “Distinguo Phase 3”  ➡️   the third is a collective of national and international artists.  The exhibition "Fortezza in Arte", conceived and curated by Marilena Visconti (General Director) expert in high antiques and Liana Cioli (Artistic Director) expert in contemporary art, aims to enhance some collections and works created by the most incisive Italian artists of the twentieth century and is set up thanks to the collaboration with Artcom.  The initiativ