Volto Santo Festival, Lucca- Luminara Santa Croce

Every year on the evening of the 13th September the streets of Lucca are adorned with thousands of candles on the occasion of the Luminara di Santa Croce, one of Italy’s most significant religious festivals. This historic procession celebrates the legendary Volto Santo crucifix, bringing a mystical atmosphere to the town. Luminara di Santa Croce… Read more »

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3 Medieval Festivals of the Summer in Tuscany

Want to go back to the Middle Ages? In Tuscany you can. If you visit the region in the Summer you’ll find many festivals to choose from, where the present gets forgotten and people crave ancient stories and magic. All the colour and feeling of Medieval times is brought back in special events that bring… 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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Travel back in time in Tuscany

It’s easy to time travel in Tuscany. From the medieval lanes of Siena to the towered citadel of San Gimignano. From the pretty jewel that is Certaldo Alto to the walled town of Monteriggioni. These are places where history is so perfectly preserved that you half expect to see a knight on horseback round every… Read more »

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