Finding the most picturesque villages in Tuscany

Tuscany is the definition of picturesque. Cobbled streets dotted with flowers. Inspiring views. Quaint streets. Stone houses. And a profusion of terracotta details. Places that are alive with history and romance. From postcard-perfect Pienza and Montichiello, to mysterious Filetto in northern Tuscany and the ruined San Galgano Abbey there are no shortage of idyllic spots… Read more »

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Pienza. Discover one of Italy’s ‘ideal cities’

We love Pienza, Italy. It’s a UNESCO World heritage site, and one of our all-time favourite small towns in Tuscany, located in the magical setting of the Val d’Orcia. Maybe we love it because of the soft colours of its stone, the graceful main square, or maybe because the drive there takes you through some… Read more »

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Summer in Tuscany – Best way to enjoy Summer in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany means colours, brilliant light and long hot days. Summer in Tuscany is when people live the long warm evenings and fill the seaside resorts, where the countryside turns gold and the towns come alive with fairs and music. It’s a season of freedom, fresh fruit and unlimited ice cream. But there’s a… Read more »

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Two mouthwatering tours of Tuscany

Tuscany has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. A land of tightly knit olive groves, sun-drenched vineyards, and Medieval towns perched on top of rolling hills. A place where life, seen through the golden Mediterranean light, really is beautiful. But it’s also a place where taste reigns supreme, and if there’s one thing that… Read more »

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Volterra, Italy. The hilltop town with an Etruscan past

Volterra in Tuscany wasn’t always on the tourist trail. It was a blissfully quiet and tranquil town in the province of Pisa in central Italy that only passionate travellers ventured to. But nowadays, more and more people are discovering this charming hilltop town. Its Medieval town centre, gorgeous views, superb museums and friendly welcome are… Read more »

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Three small towns to visit in Tuscany in Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to make a trip to Tuscany, Italy. The perfect moment to catch a few of its lesser-known, but no less beautiful, small towns. These ancient places are awash with history, and far enough off the main tourist track to still feel authentic. But which to visit? Here we take you… Read more »

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A driving itinerary in the enchanting Maremma, Tuscany

This spectacular drive through the Maremma in Tuscany takes you through some of the most unusual and photogenic towns the region has to offer. Peaceful places that are embraced by unspoiled nature, and guardians of a rich history. In this Maremma driving itinerary we lead you through the best of this area in southern Tuscany,… 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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