Autumn 2017 Art Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany

If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany this season, and would like to add a little artistic flair to your trip, here are a few of our favourite exhibits, all of which will be around until January 2018. Florence shows off 16th century paintings and sculptures, Siena goes back in time with a collection of… Read more »

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The Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano – The bridge that built a legend

We love a good legend. Especially when it involves a spectacular Medieval bridge. Centuries have passed but the Serchio valley, a few kilometres north of Lucca in Tuscany, still keeps alive a legend that’s behind its most impressive sight. Bridges were a constant source of wonder in Medieval times. These awe-inspiring constructions would join two sites… Read more »

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Where to see Michelangelo in Florence

Ever wanted to follow in Michelangelo’s footsteps? Now you can. Here we take you on a journey through the city that inspired him and show you the art that still inspires us. From the very early work in Casa Buonarroti to the world-famous statue of David at the Accademia. Follow us as we walk through… Read more »

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Vinci, Italy – Exploring the genius of Leonardo in his hometown

Would you like to spend a day in the company of Leonardo da Vinci? You can in his hometown of Vinci in Tuscany, Italy. The perfect spot for a full immersion in Leonardo’s fascinating universe. In fact, this small town, perched on a hill 40 kilometres west of Florence, preserves his memory better than anywhere… Read more »

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Leonardo da Vinci Museum – Museo Leonardiano in Vinci

The Leonardo da Vinci Museum, or Museo Leonardiano in Vinci, is the perfect place to go poking around inside Leonardo’s world. A place that brings to life his ideas and genius in his own hometown. The ancient rooms of the Counts of Guidi Castle and those of the Palazzina Uzielli – which together form the Museo… Read more »

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Spooky Tuscany – Tips and treats for a Halloween visit

Experience the darker side of Tuscany this Halloween. Get in the mood for Halloween by visiting some of Tuscany’s spookiest sites. See genuine Medieval torture tools, ghostly towns and a bridge that some say was built by the devil himself. Eerie excursions in Tuscany for Halloween We know, Halloween isn’t a Tuscan festival, and though a lot… Read more »

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Enjoy cycling in Tuscany with On the Road in Chianti

For anyone wanting to get out and see the Chianti, a bike is one of the best ways to travel. Sure there are hills. But there’s no better way or more thrilling way to travel them than on two wheels. And there’s no better way to organise that trip, than with On The Road in Chianti…. Read more »

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Tuscany Itinerary 5 days – See iconic Tuscany in one trip

In this 5 day itinerary travelling around Tuscany, we whisk you from the awe-inspiring Piazza dei Miracoli, to some of the world’s Medieval treasures and, of course, through some of the best scenery that Tuscany has to offer in the Chianti and Val d’Orcia. First things first. Florence isn’t included in this itinerary because it’s… Read more »

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The Tufa towns – A bewitching sight in the Maremma, Tuscany

On our recent tour of the Maremma, in southern Tuscany, we fell in love with Pitigliano and its little sisters Sorano and Sovana, the so-called “tufa towns”. Among the most mesmerising sights in the Maremma, these small towns seem to grow out of the rock itself and linger n the memory long after you’ve left…. Read more »

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Seven fairytale places in Tuscany

Tuscany has its fair share of magical places. Bewitching landscapes, intriguing stories and fantastical legends are around every corner.  It’s a land of hidden gems, with hilltop towns that seem to sit atop clouds, mysterious grottos, ancient buildings and castles. Little wonder it has inspired so many artists, poets and saints throughout the centuries. Here we… Read more »

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