Discover the amazing and unexpected landscapes of Tuscany

If you think that Tuscany is all about verdant rolling hills, vineyards and cypress trees, think again. Yes, it does have some of the most famous countryside in the world, but there’s a lot more to it. Think semi-arid desert, wild southern cowboy country, and mountain quarries so dramatic they featured in a 007 film…. Read more »

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Learning Italian in Tuscany at L’Olivo Italiano – A school with a view

L’Olivo Italiano is no ordinary school. First, it’s blessed with a stunning location. Perched on a hill a few kilometres south of Florence, it has an unbelievable view over the city. From up here you see the river Arno snaking through it and the Duomo dominating it all. Secondly, it’s located in a beautifully restored… Read more »

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Best coastal towns in Tuscany

Which are the top coastal towns in Tuscany? Here we take a stroll through the region’s most scenic, atmospheric and dazzling seaside destinations. From all-time favourite Viareggio on the Versilia coast, to family-friendly Follonica, and romantic Castiglione della Pescaia and Porto Ercole – we’ve collected a list of our favourites. Seaside towns are synonymous with long strolls,… Read more »

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8 Reasons why you’ll fall in love with the Maremma, Italy

Recently we spent a few days in the Maremma in southern Tuscany, Italy and immediately fell in love with the place. The Maremma is a magical land with a fascinating history that dates back to the Etruscans. It has a very relaxed pace of life, and some of the most spectacular views you’ll find in Italy…. Read more »

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Square of Miracles – The most impressive square in Italy?

Recently, our friend from Discovery Pisa lead us around one of Italy’s most impressive squares: the Square of Miracles in Pisa. It’s a fascinating place where history and legend mix with otherworldly architecture. A place of rare beauty that glistens white on a field of green, with a tower that defies gravity and belief – the iconic… Read more »

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The Medici in Florence – See how the Medici shaped Florence

The Medici family has shaped the city of Florence and made it into the splendid place we know today. But how exactly did Florence change under them, and where can you see their influence today? The Medici in Florence – San Lorenzo, the first neighbourhood of the Medici San Lorenzo was the neighbourhood where the Medici… Read more »

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Top 10 destinations in Tuscany

Discover the most impressive destinations in Tuscany, Italy. The best loved towns and areas in Tuscany that continue to capture the imaginations of travellers. This is real Tuscany. Places where you’ll find renowned sights, museums, views and attractions that have made the area famous. BEST DESTINATIONS IN TUSCANY, ITALY FLORENCE – Enjoy masterpieces of art and architecture… Read more »

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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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