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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Val d’Orcia itinerary – A day driving around Val d’Orcia

Driving around in Tuscany is one of the best ways to appreciate its scenic countryside. With this Val d’Orcia itinerary we take you around one of its most enchanting areas, to discover why it’s considered the jewel in Tuscany’s crown. The Val d’Orcia is an area south of Siena that has a unique beauty all… Read more »

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Tuscany in April – Blooming with festivals, markets and gardens

April is the start of the tourist season in Tuscany and Italy, when Easter livens up towns and cities with  events and plenty of sweet specialities. Days start getting longer, temperatures are mild and there’s a excitement in the air. The countryside awakens and explodes into colour. All around Tuscany in April many small towns… Read more »

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Easter in Florence – Experience a traditional Easter in Florence

Easter is special in Florence, and if you’re visiting during the Easter holidays you can enjoy some special Florentine traditions and treats. The king of the show is the spectacular Explosion of the Cart in Piazza Duomo on Easter morning, a centuries old folkloristic show that offers plenty of excitement and adds colour to this already… Read more »

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The most beautiful squares in Florence

The squares in Florence are the beautiful breathing places of the city. These great squares are flanked by amazing palaces and churches, embellished with statues and fountains, and lively with markets and open air cafes. From the historical heart of Florence’s Piazza Signoria to the students’ favourite Santo Spirito and dazzling Santa Croce, these are… Read more »

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Top springtime destinations in Tuscany

Springtime in Tuscany is heavenly. Ideal temperatures. Longer days. The fields and trees showing off their new colours. The squares filling with al fresco diners. It’s the place to be at this time of year. But which are the top destinations? Here are our suggestions. A few insider tips on top places to go in Tuscany in spring…. Read more »

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