Tuscan Kale soup and other ways to enjoy Tuscan black kale

Tuscan kale soup, or ‘Ribollita‘ as it’s called in Tuscany, is a favourite winter soup. If you’re visiting this part of the world in winter, make like a local and order yourself a bowl. It’s as much a part of the Tuscan heritage as Michelangelo or Dante. So if you’ve always wanted to know what goes into… Read more »

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3 scenic drives in Tuscany, Italy

Here we whisk you away on three scenic drives in Tuscany. Take it slowly, pack the camera, and meander your way through stunning panoramas and picture perfect views. And believe us, you’ll take a lot of pictures. For best results start early in the morning to enjoy the magical light. Late afternoon is good too, so be prepared catch a view of… Read more »

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3 Medieval hilltop towns in Tuscany, Italy – San Gimignano and more

Medieval hilltop towns are a regular feature of the landscape in Tuscany. Some say its most defining one. With their fortified walls, towers and stone streets, these towns are so well preserved that they give visitors the impression they’re travelling back in time. None more so than in San Gimignano, Certaldo and Monteriggioni. Here you are in for a full immersion in the Medieval… Read more »

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Top things to do in Siena in 2017

Siena is without doubt one of Tuscany‘s highlights. With its atmospheric Medieval streets and squares, the stunning Piazza del Campo and Cathedral, it’s one of Tuscany’s favourite destinations. Here we take a look at the top things to do in Siena in 2017; sights and experiences that should be included in every traveller’s itinerary this year. Siena Cathedral –… Read more »

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Top things to do in Florence in 2017

The top things to do in Florence in 2017 include new and revamped museums, old palaces to explore, and plenty of surprises for food and fashion lovers. Florence is a city of timeless beauty and iconic sights, but never seems to take itself for granted. Last year was a busy and thrilling year for the city. The… Read more »

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Botticelli Map of Hell – Explore Dante’s Inferno Drawings

The Botticelli Map of Hell has appeared in a novel by Dan Brown, and in a recent documentary. This has captured the imagination of the public, so here we take a closer look at these extraordinary drawings and the artists behind the story. Botticelli and Dante are linked by a thread that runs though history. As a… Read more »

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Valentines Day in Florence, Italy

Valentines Day in Florence? What a proposal. Florence and romance go hand in hand, and this makes the city a red hot favourite for Valentines Day visits. Here are a few ideas on what to do on the most loved-up day of the year. From spectacular panoramic views to famously romantic spots. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. The ultimate… Read more »

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