Month: June 2010

Win your Holiday in the Tuscan Countryside with Trivago and Borgo al Cerro!!

Have you already thought about your next holidays?

The delightful medieval town of Casole d’Elsa, located near Siena (Tuscany) hosts a residence called Borgo al Cerro offering several apartments endowed with any kind of comfort and many services dedicated to the guests’ wellness, such as massages, swimming-pools, keep-fit area and much more.

Borgo al Cerro is a wonderful Residence near Siena placed in the middle of the countryside and surrounded by the Tuscan rolling hills. From here, it’s possible to easily reach several famous and interesting Tuscan cities and ancient towns, like Florence, Volterra or San Gimignano.

In addition, this year Borgo al Cerro joins the fabulous initiative promoted by Trivago, Europe’s biggest hotel price comparison, which make you win a free holiday!

Yes, you’ve got it! If you are football experts or just lovers, bet on the outcome of the World Cup matches and you will have the chance to win one of more than 150 hotel vouchers available!

Participating is very very simple. Let me explain you. First of all, you have to review at least one hotel on Trivago website and then place a winning a bet for a match.
1 hotel review = 1 chance to bet.

One winning bet means one chance to win a hotel voucher! In addition, you can earn score that allows you to choose your favorite voucher. You need 55 scores to get ours!

So…what are you waiting for? Guess and bet! You could win an unforgettable, relaxing week-end at the Borgo al Cerro Residence.

Visit now, review your favorite hotel and place your winning bet for the next match!

Borgo al Cerro is already considered as one of the best holiday apartments in Tuscany by users, as the positive reviews on Trivago and Tripadvisor show.

More info about Borgo al Cerro Residence
Tel. +39.0577.949004

Siena Horse Race comes back on July, 2nd 2010

Ready? Let’s go! Yes, because the first appointment with the most expected event in Siena will come back on July 2nd 2010: the Palio di Siena! A traditional horse-race that takes its origins centuries ago and still today it’s in the heart of Siena citizens.

A folkloristic traditional event, which every year draws the attention of thousands visitors, experts and curious people from every corner of Italy and the world.

The picturesque Piazza del Campo, a shell-shaped square famous in the world for its particular aspect, will host once again ten of the 17 contradas of the city. In fact, we remind you that each contradas has a horse representing it in the race.

This year, the 10 contradas running in the Palio are the following:

The Game of the Bridge in Pisa, on June 26th 2010

On Saturday June 26th 2010, the famous Game of the Bridge will take place in Pisa starting from 5 pm. We are talking about a historical event of the “Giugno Pisano 2010”, a month rich in initiatives, events, historical celebrations in order to celebrate the ancient Pisa’s traditions.

Such an important historical re-evocation takes place in two different moments: the battle is preceded by a Historical Parade, a sort of military parade taking place along the Arno River. Subsequently, the real Battle is set on the Ponte di Mezzo, where the ancient historical enemy Pisa areas of Mezzogiorno (south of the Arno) and Tramontana (north of the river) will challenge each other in a very exciting atmosphere.

The Tramontana “troops” represent the districts of Santa Maria,

The Battle of Flowers in Ventimiglia, Liguria

Since last Saturday 19thJune, the historical and traditional Battle of Flowers has begun in the city of Ventimiglia, a town located in the Western Ligurian Riviera.

We are talking about a very ancient event, which takes its origins in the ceremonies celebrated by the farmers in order to pay homage to the rebirth of vegetation in springtime, because they were aware of the bounty of “mother earth” and knew that good harvests depended on her.

Throughout the years, this event turned into a sort of carnival, with a parade of papier-mâché floats decorated with thousands flowers and colors, and subsequently, with floats covered in a mosaic work made up of flowers. Since 1933, the Battle of Flowers in Ventimiglia became the only original one for good, differing from the other many similar parades on the Riviera for its elegant and artistic flowers arrangements.

Palla al centro: the World Cup 2010 is starting for Italy

Are you ready to enjoy the 2010 World Cup? The first steps have already been covered and tonight we surely will be all there in front of the screen (someone comfortably sitting on his own sofa, someone else in front of one of the numerous big screens put in squares, pubs and bars all around the country), to root for his own team and live the emotions arising from gameplay.

In the meantime, to increase the excitement and getting involved in the positive energy in order to help our team win, give a look to the video that collects all the goals that Italy scored during the last World Cup 2006!

Anyway, whoever the winner this year, we wish to all of them an intense and exciting World Cup….and may the best team win!!