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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Viareggio Carnival – One of Italy’s most spectacular Festivals

The Viareggio Carnival is one of the most famous festivals in Italy. And rightly so. Every year in February, this upmarket town on the Versilia coast puts on a carnival like nothing you’ve ever seen before, turning the town into a real factory of fun. Viareggio is a popular seaside resort in Tuscany in the… Read more »

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Tuscany Carnival – The top floats and parades

Every year in February the spirit of Carnival livens up Italy. It brings multicoloured costumes, eye-popping spectacle and a bit of fun and folly. In Tuscany we get a good share of this, as many towns organise floats and all sorts of parties with people dressing up in fancy costumes. Here we show you the… Read more »

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Christmas in Tuscany – Top Christmas markets and traditions

Get into the Christmas spirit in Tuscany! The trees are lit, markets are set up and parties prepared, and the atmosphere is wonderfully festive. But it’s more than just lighthearted fun. This is a place where traditions are honoured and Christmas has plenty of its own. If you travel to Tuscany at this time of… Read more »

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Top 5 things to do at Christmas in Tuscany

Visit a Christmas Market. See the glittering lights in Florence. Attend a special festival dedicated to Nativity scenes. And try out all the festive treats while you’re at it. These are our top things to do at Christmas in Tuscany. Buon Natale! Christmas, as the saying goes, is a very special time of year. And… 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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Rificolona Festival, Florence paper lanterns festival in September

Every year on the evening of the 7th of September, the streets of Florence are alight with hundreds of colourful paper lanterns. This is the Rificolona Festival, a traditional celebration that sees kids parade through the city centre their rificolone, or paper lanterns. The main parade starts at 8:15 pm in Piazza Santa Felicita and ends in… Read more »

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Things to do in Tuscany in September – From harvests to wine festivals.

There are plenty of things to do in September in Tuscany. The summer is coming to an end, the temperatures aren’t as scorching and Tuscany is getting ready for autumn and the new wines. The light is softer and the atmosphere relaxing. Could this be the perfect time to visit Tuscany? Vendemmia – Try your… Read more »

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Valentines Day in Florence, Italy

Valentines Day in Florence? What a proposal. Florence and romance go hand in hand, and this makes the city a red hot favourite for Valentines Day visits. Here are a few ideas on what to do on the most loved-up day of the year. From spectacular panoramic views to famously romantic spots. View from Piazzale Michelangelo. The ultimate… Read more »

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See the best of Florence this Christmas

For anyone who wants to see the best of Florence this Christmas, here’s an illuminating look at all festive delights the city has to offer. At this special time of year, Florence goes for broke. Christmas decorations light up the streets and shop windows. The Christmas Market gives Santa Croce Square a different twist. And the… Read more »

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