Photo contest at hotel Villa le Barone

Anyone staying at Villa Le Barone, a four-star boutique hotel in Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany,

has the opportunity to participate in a photo contest just by sending his/her pictures taken during vacation.

Villa Le Barone, a member of “Historic Hotels of Europe”, is located near Greve, between Florence and Siena, in the wonderful and famous Chianti region.

It is an ideal place for photography lovers who have the opportunity of photographing beautiful landscapes, flowers, plants, birds, as well as capturing  the colorful typical local markets or details of Tuscan medieval and Renaissance architecture.

The 2011 photo contest, the third edition organized by hotel the Villa Barone, is open to all who stay there until October 31, 2011.

The deadline for submitting photographs and entering the photo contest is December 31, 2011.

Ten prizes will reward the winners selected by a panel of photographic experts. First prize is a two-day stay for two at Villa Le Barone to be enjoyed between Easter and October 31, 2012, second prize is a one-day stay in the same period. Chianti bottles are also to be won. If you have never stayed at the Villa Barone, book now this historic four-star hotel in Chianti!

If you love photography, spend a weekend or longer vacations at Villa Le Barone, and enter the photo contest!

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Hotel in Chianti Villa Le Barone. Discover the Tuscany treasures

Hotel in Chianti – Discover the treasures of art from the Renaissance in Florence and Siena.

It is in Tuscany, during the 15th and 16th centuries, that the “Renaissance” gave birth to our modern world. It is the time of scientific and technological discoveries with Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo; it is the time when many intellectual figures appear, like Dante, Petrarch, and Machiavelli; it is the time when painters and sculptors compete in talent, supported by many sponsors like the Medici family.

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Come and rediscover this period at Hotel in Chianti Villa Barone, an authentic historical manor that once belonged to the family of sculptors of that time, the Della Robbia. Continue reading “Hotel in Chianti Villa Le Barone. Discover the Tuscany treasures”

Family vacations in Tuscany: in the footsteps of the Renaissance

I think I have already said that, as a member of Abitare la Storia, a part of Historic Hotels of Europe, I went through many periods of history, but the Renaissance brought me, as well as Tuscany and the whole world, major changes. This period, extending from 14th to 16th century, has witnessed so many discoveries, be they scientific, technical, and intellectual renewal. Continue reading “Family vacations in Tuscany: in the footsteps of the Renaissance”