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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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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