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So much can be said for Rome and the surrounding south of Italy. But those who would sing the praises of its cobbled alleyways, ancient aqueducts, and bustling air of Italian joie-de-vivre, can ...
The world is brimming with spectacular attractions but when it comes to city sightseeing, you’ll likely have to jostle with crowds of other tourists to check out the principal sights. Particularly ...
Few European cities live as harmoniously with their past as Siena. This most beloved of Tuscany’s hilltop settlements preserves its medieval layout, focusing on the unique crooked half-moon Piazza ...
Italians are known for their food, and each province has its specialties. But Florence is widely hailed for its Tuscan-style cuisine, seemingly sent from Heaven itself. And while eating out is a ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Giorgio Vasari. It’s unlikely you can visit northern Italy and not hear this name. He was a Renaissance painter, architect and writer who left us a legacy of pretty good paintings, great ...
It’s not just Venice that celebrates Carnival in style. In the lovely seaside Tuscan town of Viareggio, Carnival is less about masked decadence and more about their world-famous parade of ...
Written by Jessica, USA, November 2012
While each town in Tuscany
will get into the Christmas spirit to some degree, shopping aficionados
will want to make sure to visit the cities and towns that include good
Christmas markets in ...
I’ve always been curious about Fiesole because it was hometown of one of my favourite artists, Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk who painted gorgeous religious icons during the 15th century. It’s only ...
Tuscany has long been one of the most popular places to visit in Italy, and you’ll certainly find plenty of other people there no matter when you go. Still, there are a few relatively quiet corners ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
Siena is a lovely city rivaling Florence
in its architecture and art; the divide being that Siena’s highpoint
was the Medieval era and Florence’s, the Renaissance. Throughout much of
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, August 2012
Wine is to Italy
as water is to the rest of us: essential to life. The annual Chianti
Wine Festival held in Greve is a great way to sample wines from one of
the great wine-producing regions in ...
Written by Jessica, USA, January 2013
There are monasteries in different parts of Italy that can be interesting places to visit or – in some cases – provide a budget accommodation option. In the Casentino Valley of Tuscany, there are two ...
There are many iconic images of Tuscany that make us sigh deeply and start hunting for airline tickets. Even though many of us don’t know the name of the town in the photograph, one of those images ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
If you’re traveling the towns and villages of Tuscany
this summer and feel like you’ve just walked into a time warp, you’ve
probably lucked out and hit upon a Medieval Fair. Every year a few ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2012
Volterra is tiny, gorgeous, historic, and a little off the main tourist path beaten through Tuscany . It’s located halfway between Pisa and Florence but further south, not far from San ...
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