Tuscany

The great spas of Europe – Montecatini Terme

The great spas of Europe – Montecatini Terme

In 2021, the Intergovernmental Commission on World Heritage decided to include the major spa towns of Europe in the UNESCO World Heritage List inclusion. "The Great Spa Towns of Europe" includes eleven cities in seven European countries: Baden near Vienna in Austria, Spa in Belgium, Karlovy Vary, Frantiskovy Lazne and Marianske Lazne in the Czech Republic, Vichy in France, Bad Ems, Baden-Baden and Bad Kissingen in Germany, the city of Bath in...

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Palio di Siena, the toughest horse race in the world

Palio di Siena, the toughest horse race in the world

The origins of the Palio are not known exactly, the myth tells that the first Palio dates back to the founding of the city of Siena itself, when Aschio and Senio, sons of Romulus, reached Siena after a long horse race on the run from Rome. Simplified, the Palio di Siena could actually be defined as a horse race in which ten of the seventeen districts compete twice a year, running three laps around the famous Piazza del Campo. However, the Palio...

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