Top things to do in Tuscany in spring

Spring is a magical time in Tuscany. The days get longer, the temperatures are perfect and all around nature shows off the best of Mediterranean colours. Easter here is celebrated with events and festivals, making it a very special time to visit. Top things to do in Tuscany in Spring – Gardens with a view over Florence Florence’s gardens… Read more »

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Admiring Fra Angelico frescoes in San Marco Convent, Florence

San Marco Museum in Florence is a former Dominican convent with beautiful frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. I visited this convent for the first time as a child. My memories are of tiny rooms with drawings on white walls. It was eerie and mysterious, in a good way. Since then I’ve been back… Read more »

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Top Day trips from Siena

Take day trips from Siena to some of Tuscany’s most beautiful sights. From the Medieval masterpiece that is San Gimignano, to Monteriggioni and the ideal city of Pienza. These are the treasures of Tuscany to be found just a stone’s throw from Siena. Day trips from Siena – in search of small Medieval towns Monteriggioni If you’re in… Read more »

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Things to do in Florence in Spring

Discover the best things to do in Florence in Spring. Visit the city’s famous gardens, walk in the cool hills or take in a church with a view. Then go on the hunt for the best gelato in town. Spring has finally arrived. The days get longer and warmer and the city puts on its best face, inviting visitors to spend the day outside…. Read more »

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Films set in Tuscany. A landscape made for Hollywood.

Here we explore some great films set in Tuscany. Some truly great cinematic experiences that all have one thing in common: the setting. Italy has always looked good on screen, and Tuscany with its picture-perfect landscapes and cities filled with awe-inspiring architecture have given many directors visual inspiration. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you… Read more »

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Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo da Vinci – Uffizi Gallery

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci is returning to the Uffizi Gallery after a long period of restoration. It’s an important work, that was considered revolutionary at the time. Both for the technique that Leonardo used, and his arrangement of the figures in the scene. It’s an impressive work, and at 246 cm. x243 cm…. Read more »

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Tuscany points of interest. See one of Italy’s most inspiring regions

Tuscany points of interest include unforgettable landscapes, idyllic countryside, some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and museums filled with world-famous Medieval and Renaissance art. Not to mention incredible food and top quality wines. Have you chosen Tuscany for your next holiday? Are you planning a trip to the most rewarding destination in Italy? Or do… Read more »

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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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