Photo Friday: Pitigliano, Italy

by El-El on December 20, 2013

Pitigliano Italy

During the middle ages, Pitigliano, Italy, situated between Florence and Siena, was a refuge to Jewish settlers.  As Jews were being expelled in other areas of Italy (and the rest of Europe), many settled peacefully among the hills of Pitgliano. For awhile, it was considered the little Jerusalem, and while the population has dwindled, many […]


Photo Friday: Siena, Italy, Home of the Palio

by El-El on October 18, 2013

Piazza in Siena

From the Kentucky Derby to the United Kingdom’s Derby Stakes, horse racing captures the attention of fans around the world as they cheer their favorite around an oval track. While those races may be held on a wide open track, the Palio de Sienna is a racing derby held in the city square. It’s got the […]


Photo Friday: Alleyways of Pitigliano, Italy

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 2, 2011

Alleyways in Pitigliano, Italy

If there’s one consistency of the medieval hill towns in Tuscany, it’s the winding, narrow, and charming alleyways that you follow along throughout the town.  Once you get off the main street, though, they can all begin to look alike and it’s easy to lose your way.  Don’t worry – the towns are small, and […]