Atmospheric autumn destinations in Tuscany. All the sights and delights.

Tuscany is at its most atmospheric in autumn. The countryside is flooded with colours, the vineyards have turned to vivid reds and yellows, and the morning fogs make the landscape look almost etherial. The woods are filled with the smell of chestnuts and mushrooms, those autumnal Tuscan treats. And the light drapes everything in a… Read more »

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10 Inspiring Things to do in Arezzo

Get the low down on the top things to do in Arezzo in Tuscany. From a relaxing lunch in the scenic Piazza Grande, to a close encounter with the town’s famous artists Giorgio Vasari and Piero della Francesca. Want to know where to see Etruscan artefacts or buy some of Arezzo’s famous artisan crafts? Maybe… Read more »

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5 Unique and Unusual Travel Destinations in Tuscany

If you’re in search of the road less-travelled, there are some unusual travel destinations in Tuscany that will take your breath away. Places that boast the other-worldly landscapes, mysterious legends, and some of the world’s most lovely views. Tuscany is certainly well-known for its picture-perfect countryside. But it’s also a land of diverse landscapes that… Read more »

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5 Top Summer destinations in Italy

Choosing that perfect summer destination in Italy isn’t easy. There’s just too much choice. I should know, I’ve travelled and lived in Italy for 15 years, and I can still never decide where to go for the next long weekend. So to help out my fellow summer travellers, I’ve made a list of my favourite… Read more »

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San Gimignano or Volterra. Find your favourite hilltop town

When it comes to hilltop towns in Tuscany, the question often is: should I see San Gimignano or Volterra? Which one is more beautiful, which is more authentic, where are the most interesting attractions? These two towns are both big hitters, but which one should you put on your itinerary? Volterra and San Gimignano are… 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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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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What to do in Tuscany – Top ideas for your trip

It’s one of those places everyone dreams of going to. The question is what to do in Tuscany when you’re there. Don’t worry, this is a place that’s overflowing with sights, and unforgettable experiences. In fact you’ll run out of holiday long before you run out of things to do. So we’ve created the ultimate check… 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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Things we love to do in Cortona, Italy

Cortona is one the most popular hilltop towns in Tuscany, Italy. From its verdant hill, it watches over the Val di Chiana valley like an ancient guardian. It’s a fascinating place, with picturesque narrow lanes, spectacular views and huge protective walls built by the Etruscans.  Here’s a list of our personal favourite things to do in… Read more »

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