Discover Massa Marittima. A picturesque hilltop town off the tourist trail

Massa Marittima is perched on a hill a few kilometres from the Maremma coast, in Tuscany, central Italy. We visited in early summer when tourists are scarce, the temperature ideal and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Leaving the car just outside the city centre, it’s a short, steep walk into the main square Piazza del… Read more »

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Lari Castle – Castello dei Vicari, Lari

If you love a good castle, don’t leave Tuscany without visiting Lari. This quiet little town in the province of Pisa is known for its imposing castle that has been standing in this privileged position above the Arno Valley since early Medieval times. This impressive fortress is well worth a visit both for its historical… Read more »

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Off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, Italy

Travel ideas from a local expert. We chat with Silvia Capperi, founder of the online travel agency Sunny Tuscany & Italy to get a different take on the region. Here she gives us an insider’s look at some off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, and tells us why they should be on every travel itinerary. “There’s… Read more »

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