La Verna Sanctuary, Tuscany, Italy – Nature and Spirituality

La Verna is a famous Franciscan Sanctuary in Tuscany, central Italy. The religious complex has an impressive location atop Mount Penna, which is part of the Foreste Casentinesi National Park. Surrounded by a thick forest of fir and beech tees, it’s built high up on a rocky outcrop on the ‘Saint Francis’ sacred mountain’. Pilgrims… Read more »

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Discover Casentino. A magical land in Tuscany

The Casentino is a peaceful and verdant region in North-Eastern Tuscany, Italy. Velvet valleys and thick forests form a beautiful backdrop to the small towns, hamlets, ancient churches and monasteries that dot the region. Here life is simple, slow, and truly beautiful. Poppi with its impressive castle is the most attractive town, while the famous… Read more »

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Casentino Road Trip. A two day driving itinerary.

This two day road trip explores the best of the Casentino region, in north-eastern Tuscany. We went in Autumn. It’s the perfect time to be driving around these thickly forested hills, which at this time of year turns all sorts of reds, oranges and burned yellows. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the charm of… Read more »

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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 Things to do in Autumn in Tuscany

There are so many things to do in Autumn in Tuscany, that visitors are always in for a treat. It’s a great time for nature lovers, as Tuscany offers beautiful landscapes that offer great spectacles in Autumn. You can hike the countryside, amongst vineyards or olive trees and colourful woods, and foodies can go in… Read more »

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