Lorenzo the Magnificent. Where is he buried?

If you want to pay your respects to one of the most famous members of the Medici family, Lorenzo the Magnificent, you’ll need to visit the Medici Chapel in Florence. Lorenzo de’ Medici, known as “Il Magnifico” (1449- 1492) is buried in a simple tomb in the New Sacristy, designed by none other than Michelangelo…. Read more »

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Tuscany’s Unusual and Mysterious places

In Tuscany there’s no shortage of mysterious places to visit. The ancient haunted castles of Lari and Poppi, a Medieval church in Siena that guards the mummified relic of a venerated saint and the monastic cell of the religious firebrand Savonarola. Tuscany even has its own “sword in the stone”,  a 12th century sword that… Read more »

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Atmospheric autumn destinations in Tuscany. All the sights and delights.

Tuscany is at its most atmospheric in autumn. The countryside is flooded with colours, the vineyards have turned to vivid reds and yellows, and the morning fogs make the landscape look almost etherial. The woods are filled with the smell of chestnuts and mushrooms, those autumnal Tuscan treats. And the light drapes everything in a… Read more »

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Discover the Best of Southern Tuscany

Southern Tuscany remains a relatively undiscovered part of the region, despite its beauty. This area, known as the Maremma, is more wild and less populated than other parts of Tuscany, with a serene countryside and a long coastline of unspoilt beaches. It is dotted with picturesque ‘tufa towns’ whose beauty casts a spell on all… Read more »

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What to wear in Tuscany in Autumn

How do you know what to wear in Tuscany in Autumn? It’s certainly a great time to go. But what do you take with you to get the most out of your journey? As frequent travellers in Tuscany we know a thing or two about the climate. So here we’ve prepared an autumn packing list… Read more »

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5 scenic small towns to visit in Tuscany in autumn

Hilltop towns. A Medieval atmosphere. Narrow stone lanes and lovely squares. Tuscany is filled with them. Here we look at five destinations that are perfect for a trip in autumn, when the colours of the Tuscan countryside do their best to impress us. Which scenic small towns should you visit in Tuscany in Autumn? SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO. Try out… Read more »

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10 Things to do in Autumn in Tuscany

There are so many things to do in Autumn in Tuscany, that visitors are always in for a treat. It’s a great time for nature lovers, as Tuscany offers beautiful landscapes that offer great spectacles in Autumn. You can hike the countryside, amongst vineyards or olive trees and colourful woods, and foodies can go in… Read more »

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How to plan a road trip to Tuscany

A road trip is the best way to explore Tuscany. It means you can include smaller towns that are difficult to reach by public transport. And it means you can take your time to appreciate the landscape at your leisure. If you’re wondering how to plan a road trip to Tuscany here are a few… Read more »

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Free attractions in Florence for art enthusiasts

There’s no shortage of free attractions in Florence art lovers can enjoy. Here’s how you can see beautiful art in Florence without spending a penny. First we should mention that ticket prices in Florence are relatively cheap compared to other European destinations. The most expensive attractions are the Cathedral Complex (18 euros) and the Uffizi Gallery… Read more »

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Autumn in Italy, 6 trip ideas- Where to go in Italy this Fall

Autumn in Italy means gorgeous landscapes, cheaper deals, and seasonal food festivals around the peninsula. Fall is a great time to visit Italy, a time when landscapes dress up in Autumn colours and seasonal delicacies start to appear on tables. Here we give you some of our favourite autumn spots in italy. All the magic… Read more »

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