Have you ever tried to imagine how life was in Medieval times? Well, you don’t have to imagine it anymore: you can be part of a real Medieval festival in Tuscany!

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Summer in Tuscany is like stepping back in time: countless cities and towns celebrate their traditions with re-enactments and medieval festivals. The Middle Ages have left a mark on our collective memory and that historic period continues to live through the medieval hilltop villages.

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Usually, the Medieval Festivals take place during spring and summer in charming villages, so if you attend these events you will live a unique experience while visiting these must-see Tuscan towns. Let’s check the 2017 calendar, from Villa Sensano you can reach easily this two Medieval Towns:

Medieval Festival in Monteriggioni (Siena) - July 6-7-8-9 and 14-15-16

Monteriggioni di Torri si Corona” (or in English, “Monteriggioni Crowned by Towers”, a quote from Dante Alighieri) is a medieval fair that takes place twice every July for two consecutive weekends. It’s one of the most popular events on the Tuscan scene and the location is simply perfect! Visitors have to exchange Euros for the local currency during Middle Ages (called “Grosso”) to purchase food and beverage into the castle. In the streets there will be craftsmen, people wearing medieval costumes, knights, dancers, musicians, and so on.

The medieval Monteriggioni Castle near Siena, Italy

Volterra AD 1398 (Pisa) –  August 20 and 27

The 3rd and 4th Sunday of August the city will be animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag-wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters if by magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages to Volterra. The city of alabaster offers a very special programs : medieval dinners, guided tours and, of course, tournaments crossbow and flag bearers.

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Relais Villa Sensano is so close to the Medieval period…make a jump in the past and book an aparment!

I nostri ospiti spesso ammettono di sentirsi a casa e di soggiornare a Villa Sensano come se fossero venuti a trovare degli amici dopo tanto tempo.

Ecco alcuni esempi:

E’ stato come tornare a casa

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Angolo di paradiso in Toscana

 

Atmosfere quasi cinematografiche

 

La serenità, la bellezza del paesaggio, le ore passate sotto gli alberi secolari del parco e le nuotate nella piscina privata.

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La vista sulle colline toscane ti fa sentire in estasi

 

L’hotel aveva un sacco di carattere, lasciando la sensazione di essere andati indietro nel tempo.

 

Nuovissimi appartamenti hanno goduto della serenità di un luogo antico e moderno allo stesso tempo

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Stare in relax fuori dai centri urbani ma avere il comfort di un albergo a 4 stelle.

 

Totale relax in compagnia

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Un panorama mozzafiato che all’istante cancella ogni sintomo di stanchezza.

 

Un posto splendido, una pace infinita, un relax da sogno!!!

 

Una indimenticabile vacanza in toscana all’insegna del relax e della buona cucina.

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La carta vincente di Villa Sensano è proprio l’atmosfera!

The best a 10!

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“We stayed at the villa for the second time, for a period of 4 weeks. It was like coming home meeting our familie!The hosts Federica and Lavinia were most helpfull in every way. Thank you for all the good tips and suggestions.

They went with us to an amazing pecorino shop where we bought excellent rewarded pecorino to take home.

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We had breakfast in the beautiful garden of the villa every morning and enyoued the wonderful and very clean pool many times.

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When it is hot it is an delight to sit in the large garden with three levels. All in all it was great again and we were lucky to be able to book again for 2018!

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Thank you Federica and Lavinia!!!”

Mr. Rob

The Carai Brothers are five and come Sardinia; in 1959, their father, pastor, moves to Tuscany to one of the abandoned farms around the region previously managed by sharecropping. With his sardinian cattle, personally selected and very suitable for milk production and cheese making, he decided to settle on the same hill where we are visiting today. His children and their families still live and work here, to produce organic sheep-milk cheese through a complete cycle, from the animal to the diary process, entirely at the farm.

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At the farm there are more than a thousand sheeps, which feed barley, oats, forage of natural pasture as alfalfa and clover, scattered among the hills and three estates; The sheep’s birth and life, the milking and the diary process, everything happens in the same place, with its own rhythm and the necessary calm. In fact, one of the most important elements, necessary to succeed at the creation of a dairy product, is the milk’s “mood”; Oral tradition says that there is no rule, but only checking the milk quality and its “mood”, temperature and humidity, can give the best emotions to the palate.

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The use of raw milk, with its fast processing times, can also delight the body and health: more digestible and decided to taste, makes us feel its taste in the different cheeses in which takes shape without assuefarci, and automatically by making us eat a lot more limited.

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After a detailed description of the processes and a continuous take pictures of mother in the store, filled with fridges and cabinets full of fresh cheeses, seasoned, ricotta, yogurt, ice cream, we do not know to do is try and think about what delights to be able to buy share the flavors of salt and milk, wild herbs and spices for seasoning, with whom most of our friends and family deserve it!

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Villa Sensano is situated ad 10 km from this fantastic place…don’t loose it!

Which most beautiful Italian region can provide beautiful landscapes?

Tuscany is here for you!Everything is already in full bloom, the vineyards are filling out, the grain is being harvested and the sunflowers are bobbing in the wind. Could there be a better time for your photos?

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The most popular cities for taking photos are Siena – San Gimignano – Pisa.

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Also Val D’Orcia is perfect, where locals and tourists stop everyday to take 100’s of photos. The Montalcino, San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Montepulciano but also the wine and local flavors.

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Open your eyes on this fantastic Tuscan world and dream.