Why we love Pietrasanta, Italy’s ‘Little Athens’

If you’re spending your holidays at the Versilia resorts in Tuscany, Italy, a trip to the town of Pietrasanta could be the perfect way to enhance your Summer holiday. We recently visited Pietrasanta and fell in love with its pretty streets and squares dotted with sculptures. Pietrasanta, the little ‘Athens of Italy’, between the sea… Read more »

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8 Things to do in Lucca – Enjoy lovely Lucca

Discover 8 great things to do in Lucca. Climb an ancient tower, pay a visit to the legendary Volto Santo, try the traditional buccellato cake and follow in the footsteps of Giacomo Puccini. These are just some of the things that await you in Lucca, a welcoming and delightful town protected by impressive city walls…. 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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Two mouthwatering tours of Tuscany

Tuscany has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. A land of tightly knit olive groves, sun-drenched vineyards, and Medieval towns perched on top of rolling hills. A place where life, seen through the golden Mediterranean light, really is beautiful. But it’s also a place where taste reigns supreme, and if there’s one thing that… Read more »

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San Casciano Val di Pesa, a gateway to the Chianti

Anyone longing to see a truly authentic Chianti town should head straight for San Casciano Val di Pesa. Pretty, historic, full of local colour, typical trattorie and bars that spill out onto the street, this small town is now fast becoming a crucial stop on the Chianti trail. San Casciano is perfect as a day… 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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Finding the most picturesque villages in Tuscany

Tuscany is the definition of picturesque. Cobbled streets dotted with flowers. Inspiring views. Quaint streets. Stone houses. And a profusion of terracotta details. Places that are alive with history and romance. From postcard-perfect Pienza and Montichiello, to mysterious Filetto in northern Tuscany and the ruined San Galgano Abbey there are no shortage of idyllic spots… Read more »

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Top things to do in Tuscany in spring

Spring is a magical time in Tuscany. The days get longer, the temperatures are perfect and all around nature shows off the best of Mediterranean colours. Easter here is celebrated with events and festivals, making it a very special time to visit. Top things to do in Tuscany in Spring – Gardens with a view over Florence Florence’s gardens… Read more »

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Tuscany points of interest. See one of Italy’s most inspiring regions

Tuscany points of interest include unforgettable landscapes, idyllic countryside, some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and museums filled with world-famous Medieval and Renaissance art. Not to mention incredible food and top quality wines. Have you chosen Tuscany for your next holiday? Are you planning a trip to the most rewarding destination in Italy? Or do… Read more »

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Visit Lucca in Tuscany. A photographic journey through a city of charms

Visit Lucca in Tuscany and you’ll find it’s a very special place. The huge tree-lined walls that embrace the town jealously guard its precious squares, churches, towers, and charming historic cafes. It’s a relaxed city full of poetry and unassuming elegance. Lucca’s walls, a unique sight The walls are an impressive sight. A majestic example of 16th century defensive… Read more »

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