TWO MIDIEVAL TOWNS IN TUSCANY: 2. SAN GIMIGNANO

San Gimignano, January 2017. Nikon D810, 600 mm (150-600.0 mm ƒ/5-6.3) 1/200" ƒ/8 ISO 250

San Gimignano

Along with neighbouring Volterra, San Gimignano origin dates back to the Etruscan domination, although it owes its main development to the pilgrims traveling around the turn of the first millennium along the Via Francigena, mostly coming from France and making in San Gimignano an important stop on their way to Rome. Continue reading

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TWO MEDIEVAL TOWNS IN TUSCANY: 1. VOLTERRA

Chiesa di San Giusto, Volterra, gennaio 2017. Nikon D810, 120 mm (24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/640" ƒ/4 ISO 200

Chiesa di San Giusto, Volterra

Volterra is a medieval town in Valdicecina, Tuscany, populated by real people, with real activities (including tourism), compared to San Gimignano (next post), which is a popular destination that lives and earns (profusely) solely upon the tourist industry. Continue reading

FORESTE CASENTINESI

Foreste Casentinesi. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/400" ƒ/8 ISO 64

Foreste Casentinesi. Nikon D810, 85 mm (85.0 mm ƒ/1.4) 1/400″ ƒ/8 ISO 64

Established 1993, the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi Monte Falterona e Campigna is one of the most ancient forests in continental Europe. It covers a range of 368 square kilometers of vegetation, laying over the Appennino watershed, between Romagna and Tuscany, within the provinces of Forlì, Cesena, Arezzo and Florence. Continue reading