Spooky Tuscany – Tips and treats for a Halloween visit

Experience the darker side of Tuscany this Halloween. Get in the mood for Halloween by visiting some of Tuscany’s spookiest sites. See genuine Medieval torture tools, ghostly towns and a bridge that some say was built by the devil himself. Eerie excursions in Tuscany for Halloween We know, Halloween isn’t a Tuscan festival, and though a lot… Read more »

Read More

Enjoy cycling in Tuscany with On the Road in Chianti

For anyone wanting to get out and see the Chianti, a bike is one of the best ways to travel. Sure there are hills. But there’s no better way or more thrilling way to travel them than on two wheels. And there’s no better way to organise that trip, than with On The Road in Chianti…. Read more »

Read More

Tuscany Itinerary 5 days – See iconic Tuscany in one trip

In this 5 day itinerary travelling around Tuscany, we whisk you from the awe-inspiring Piazza dei Miracoli, to some of the world’s Medieval treasures and, of course, through some of the best scenery that Tuscany has to offer in the Chianti and Val d’Orcia. First things first. Florence isn’t included in this itinerary because it’s… Read more »

Read More

5 good reasons to travel to Tuscany in autumn

Tuscany puts on a very special show in autumn. The countryside is alive with red and yellow colours, porcini mushrooms make an appearance on the menus, and the city afternoons are bathed in golden light. This really is one of the most relaxing and rewarding moments to travel here. See autumn’s colours in the Tuscan… Read more »

Read More

The Tufa towns – A bewitching sight in the Maremma, Tuscany

On our recent tour of the Maremma, we fell in love with Pitigliano and its little sisters Sorano and Sovana, the so-called “tufa towns”. Among the most mesmerising sights in the Maremma, these small towns seem to grow out of the rock itself and linger n the memory long after you’ve left. Watching the sun… Read more »

Read More

Seven fairytale places in Tuscany

Tuscany has its fair share of magical places. Bewitching landscapes, intriguing stories and fantastical legends are around every corner.  It’s a land of hidden gems, with hilltop towns that seem to sit atop clouds, mysterious grottos, ancient buildings and castles. Little wonder it has inspired so many artists, poets and saints throughout the centuries. Here we… Read more »

Read More

A trip up to Colonnata, the town of marble and lardo

Ok, maybe lardo isn’t the first thing you think of eating when its 30 degrees outside. But here I am, in Colonnata, on a boiling Summer afternoon, with a massive roll in my hand, stuffed with lardo. And I can tell you, it tastes like a very good idea indeed. Driving up to Colonnata is… Read more »

Read More

Medici Masters of Florence. What to expect in season 2

The first series of Medici Masters of Florence thrilled audiences with the dark secrets of the Medici dynasty. It mixed history with pure fantasy and threw in some famous actors for good measure.  Fans of the series will be pleased to know it’s coming back again next year with a brand new season. Here’s what… Read more »

Read More

Things we love to do in Cortona, Italy

Cortona is one the most popular hilltop towns in Tuscany, Italy. From its verdant hill, it watches over the Val di Chiana valley like an ancient guardian. It’s a fascinating place, with picturesque narrow lanes, spectacular views and huge protective walls built by the Etruscans.  Here’s a list of our personal favourite things to do in… Read more »

Read More

Travel back in time in Tuscany

It’s easy to time travel in Tuscany. From the medieval lanes of Siena to the towered citadel of San Gimignano. From the pretty jewel that is Certaldo Alto to the walled town of Monteriggioni. These are places where history is so perfectly preserved that you half expect to see a knight on horseback round every… Read more »

Read More