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11:11 Travel Tips Blog — tuscany

Passport to Italy: Visiting Tuscany around Monteriggioni and beyond Part 1

Jan David

Tags europe, holder, italy, monteriggioni, passport, retreat, tuscany, yoga

 Several years ago I went on a meditation retreat to Tuscany.  The place was an 11th Century farm built in the crater of a volcano, just outside  Monteriggione.  To say the trip was magical would be an understatement.  The medieval feel of this place in modern times is something that just has to be experienced.  Tuscany is a series of towns that used to be walled cities in medieval times.  Italy proper didn't even exist prior to the late 1800's.  Before that there were these city-states that mirrored the walled cities of the medieval days and the renaissance.  I found...