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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 ...
is the other Florence. What do I mean? I mean that you’ll find people
generally fall into two groups: fans of Florence and fans of Siena. Both
are incredibly beautiful, both are full of ...
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 ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, May 2012
A lot of the attraction of Tuscany
is getting back to a slower life. The flavors, the landscapes, the art –
it all makes us look back to a simpler time. That’s why this is an
ideal place in ...
Written by Jessica, USA, March 2013
Defining what constitutes a “perfect day” in Tuscany, or anywhere else on earth, is downright impossible. One person’s version of perfect is completely different than the next person’s, and never the ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
Any country with as much coastline as Italy
is bound to have a long list of islands off the coast – and Italy does
not disappoint. Some are (rightly) famous, including the largest island
in the ...
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 Philippa Burne, UK, August 2011
In the early twelfth century an Italian architect made a mistake. He
built a tower on a piece of unstable soil. It was probably not totally
his fault – those commissioning the bell tower wanted it ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, October 2012
At the top of Monte Forato in the Apuan Alps is a strange hole. On clear
days you can see it from all around the mountainous Garfagnana district
and the Versilia, an area of the Tuscan coast. ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
Planning a honeymoon or any other kind of romantic vacation in Italy
can seem overwhelming, not for lack of choice or resources but for the
overwhelming number of things you can add to your ...
Many of us are familiar with the idea of wine tasting , especially in wine-rich regions like Tuscany ,
and sampling the local wines is a great way to explore the flavor of a
new travel ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with hot water, particularly thermal
water flowing from the core of the earth. And at Saturnia in Tuscany there’s a river of the stuff, and waterfalls! I’m ...
Written by Jessica, USA, October 2012
Many of the hill towns of Tuscany
are famous for their clustered houses, cobbled streets and lovely
views. To an outsider, they often seem interchangeable – unless one of
them is particularly ...
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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Doing what: Chianti Region Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Florence