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the hermitage of calomini in the background of the road with its structure carved inside the rock of the mountain and completely white

The Hermitage of Calomini, the rock-carved shrine

Of special and very picturesque places I have visited and seen several in my many trips and outings. This one, however, that I am presenting to you today probably beats them all both because of the uniqueness of its architecture and location but especially because it is

the marvelous view from above of the city of grosseto and especially of its historic center surrounded by the Medici walls and with the Sienese Cassero on the far right

What to see in Grosseto, the heart of Maremma

During the summer of 2022 thanks to my job I had the opportunity to visit many beautiful villages in the area of Monte Amiata (HERE the article) but especially in the Province of Grosseto. Villages that tell so much about the history of the place and hide so many treasures.

the stunning view of the verrucole fortress from afar with the rocca tonda and the garfagnana mountains in the background

The Fortress of Verrucole in Garfagnana

Castles, forts and fortresses have always been my weaknesses. When I watch a series or movie and one of the scenes is shot in one of these historic buildings I always try to inquire about the name, where it is located

a full view of the altar of the monastic church of the charterhouse of florence with its beautiful colorful frescoes

The Charterhouse of Florence: the unknown monastery

Florence is a city teeming with splendid works in every corner. Very often, however, so many unique masterpieces that deserve a visit are overlooked and ignored by international tourist itineraries. Examples (which I have mentioned) are the Stibbert Museum with its vast collection


I introduce myself! I am Gabriele Orbetti

Hello everyone, my name is Gabriel. I am a guy who loves traveling, always discovering new places, immersing myself in the local culture and especially trying the local cuisine. As you can deduce from the name of my blog my intent is to introduce you to beautiful places in Italy that you were unaware of and why not, even organize your own weekends and vacations.

Would you like to work with me?