In search of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence and Tuscany

Where was Leonardo da Vinci born? Which of his works can be seen in Florence? Get closer to Leonardo da Vinci with our itinerary that takes you from his hometown Vinci to Florence, where some of his works can be admired. Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, a small town near Florence in Tuscany…. Read more »

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All the Best Things to do in Pisa

Say the name Pisa and people picture the Leaning Tower. But are there other things to do in Pisa besides visiting this tilting treasure? Oh yes. Think fascinating churches, walks along the Lungarni, art to marvel at and food to salivate over. Here are a few things to do that will make your experience of… Read more »

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Three small towns to visit in Tuscany in Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to make a trip to Tuscany, Italy. The perfect moment to catch a few of its lesser-known, but no less beautiful, small towns. These ancient places are awash with history, and far enough off the main tourist track to still feel authentic. But which to visit? Here we take you… Read more »

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A driving itinerary in the enchanting Maremma, Tuscany

This spectacular drive through the Maremma in Tuscany takes you through some of the most unusual and photogenic towns the region has to offer. Peaceful places that are embraced by unspoiled nature, and guardians of a rich history. In this Maremma driving itinerary we lead you through the best of this area in southern Tuscany,… Read more »

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Lari Castle – Castello dei Vicari, Lari

If you love a good castle, don’t leave Tuscany without visiting Lari. This quiet little town in the province of Pisa is known for its imposing castle that has been standing in this privileged position above the Arno Valley since early Medieval times. This impressive fortress is well worth a visit both for its historical… Read more »

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Things to do in Siena in 2018

Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Siena in 2018. From a special tour of the Cathedral, to an exhibition of Medieval sculptures. Witness the famous Medieval horse race Il Palio, or go back to school  and learn the fine art of wine appreciation. If you’re planning a visit to Siena and… Read more »

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Tuscany in May – Top events, festivals and trip ideas in Tuscany

Tuscany in May has everything you could wish for, and more. The countryside is alive with colour, temperatures are ideal, and throughout the region festivals and events are celebrating spring, and one of Tuscany’s best loved products, its wine. Florence offers some amazing spectacles too, starting with the flag throwing competition in Piazza Signoria on… Read more »

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Florence in May – Festivals, events and best gardens to visit

Florence in May offer up some colourful possibilities to the curious visitor. There are beautiful gardens and villas to explore, flower festivals and a flag-throwing competition to be seen, and a whole event dedicated to the humble cricket. The temperatures are rising in May, so you can enjoy the chance to spend some time outside…. Read more »

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Bardini Garden in Florence. Glorious views and old time charm

When you walk up to the Bardini Garden in Florence, you enter a peaceful world of stunning vistas and old time charm. A vast garden full of architectural delights and quiet shady corners, it is the perfect tonic for the weary tourist. Bardini Garden – A garden with a view over Florence The Bardini Garden… Read more »

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Our favourite things to do in San Gimignano

Discover the top things to do in San Gimignano, the ultimate hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Medieval to its core, this UNESCO world heritage site allows you to play the part of an ancient lord by climbing one of its house-towers. There are also amazing frescoes, lovely shops and enoteche to enjoy, and an award-winning… Read more »

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