8 Tuscan villages to visit – Monteriggioni and more

You know about San Gimignano and Volterra. But what about the smaller towns in Tuscany? Those secret little places and hidden villages lost in the countryside. These are the spots that make a trip to Tuscany that bit more special. Here’s our pick of the top Tuscan villages to visit. 8 Tuscan villages to visit. Our ideas for… Read more »

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Amazing Tuscany landscapes that will take your breath away

Tuscany landscapes are iconic and diverse. Synonymous with good life and pleasure. This is a place where nature has been generous and where in turn, it has been respected. From the verdant valleys of Chianti, to the white topped mountains and unspoilt beaches, this is a region that lacks nothing when it comes to views. Tuscany landscapes –… Read more »

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Top things to do in San Gimignano

Discover the top things to do in San Gimignano, the most famous hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Experience the Middle Ages first hand, climb an ancient tower, see gruesome Medieval frescoes, and a fascinating reconstruction of the city that shows what it was like to live here in the 13th century. San Gimignano is famous for its skyline that’s… Read more »

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Exploring the best of Tuscany by bike

Seeing Tuscany by bike is a special experience. Something that is proved every year when the Giro d’Italia passes through this beautiful region. Its rolling hills and scenic vistas provide an ideal situation for casual riders through to professional racers. Choose between road biking along the scenic hills of the Chianti or take the mountain bike up… Read more »

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Siena in a day. Tips and ideas for your visit

See the best of Siena in a day. All the insider tips and ideas on how to plan your perfect day, and get the most from this fascinating destination in Tuscany, Italy. Siena is compact enough that it can be easily explored on foot. In a day you can see the main sights, enjoy a drink in the… Read more »

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10 Charming small towns in Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for its charming small towns, Medieval hilltop hamlets and scenic walled towns rich with atmosphere. Here you’ll find some of our favourite towns that we recommend adding to your itineraries. We’ve chosen a few of the bigger hitters like Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace and enchanting Volterra, plus a few authentic gems you might not have heard of…. Read more »

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Chianti Road Trip – A scenic drive on the Chiantigiana Road

A Chianti Road trip will give you the opportunity to enjoy one of Tuscany’s most charming landscapes. And a drive along the Chiantigiana Road (SR222) that winds its way amongst rolling hills and silvery olive groves, is one of the most magnificent of them all. Along this route, the colours of the countryside are magnificent in every… Read more »

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Best towns in Tuscany to stay in

Which are the best towns in Tuscany to stay in? It all depends on your interests, if you’re travelling by car or public transport, and how many days you have. There’s no one answer to this of course, but here are our tips and suggestions on where to base yourself during your holiday in Tuscany. Best towns… Read more »

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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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