Hunt for Orange Treasures in ten Tuscan villages

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The largest contemporary treasure hunt ever seen in Italy also arrives in ten villages of Tuscany. And the Hunt for Orange Treasures, scheduled for Sunday 2 October in 100 municipalities awarded the Orange Flag by the Touring Clubthe recognition that is given to inland towns with less than 15,000 inhabitants, excellent in terms of environment, culture, food and wine and hospitality.

Hunting for clues between knowledge and flavors

The Hunt for Orange Treasures is a fun way to learn about stories, people, monuments and curiosities kept in some of the most beautiful villages in the area. Through a path in six stages, participants will be able to discover the deepest and most authentic identity of the community and its territory. Not just places: the treasures to be discovered will be characters from the past, ancient crafts, traditions and flavors of typical food and wine.

The event is open to all, upon registration. On 2 October each team will only have to show up at the starting point to receive the clues and set off to discover the various stages, between alleys and squares, shops and shops that preserve knowledge and traditions. Each team that completes the hunt correctly and returns to the starting point will receive a small gift of the territory.

Santa Fiora

Ten Tuscan villages to experience

In Barberino Tavernelle the treasure hunt will be of yesteryear, enriched by the presence of figures in period costumes who will tell the stories of the territory. Also in the province of Florence, appointment also to Certaldo, famous for being the birthplace of the great poet Giovanni Boccaccio.
On the hunt for Orange Treasures also a Vicopisano, medieval jewel of Monte Pisano where stands the fortress built in the fifteenth century on a project by Filippo Brunelleschi, together with thirteen medieval tower-houses and the ancient Palazzo Pretorio.

The initiative is also an opportunity to discover Santa Fiora, the splendid town on the slopes of Monte Amiata which preserves the Peschiera, a small aquatic garden built by the Aldobrandeschi counts in the fifteenth century. It’s still Fosdinovo, in Lunigiana, dominated by the majestic Malaspina Castleand Montecarlo, nestled on the hills of Lucca and famous for its wine production.

Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo – © Alessandro Colle

In the Sienese there are three villages that adhere to the Orange Treasure Hunt. It starts from the delightful walled village of Montefollonico, in the municipality of Torrita di Siena, to get to Casole d’Elsa, lying with its walls and the Rocca on the hills of the Valdelsa, and finally a Sarteano, inhabited since the times of the Etruscans, where in fact you can admire some of the most important Etruscan tombs in Tuscany, such as that of the Quadriga Infernale.

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October 2 will thus be a day of celebration for adults and children, to discover the beauty of the small towns of Tuscany and get involved in the enthusiasm of the local communities.

The article is in Italian


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