See the Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester at the Uffizi in Florence

This October 2018 is a special time for the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. One of Leonardo’s manuscripts, the Codex Leicester is coming back to Italy this year. The precious codex is currently owned by American multibillionaire Bill Gates, who will lend it to the Uffizi, where it will be shown as part of an exhibition from… Read more »

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6 good reasons to travel to Tuscany in autumn

Tuscany puts on a very special show in autumn. The countryside is alive with red and yellow colours, porcini mushrooms make an appearance on the menus, and the city afternoons are bathed in golden light. This really is one of the most relaxing and rewarding moments to travel here. See autumn’s colours in the Tuscan… 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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Certaldo, Medieval charm in Tuscany

A small Medieval town perched on a hill is one of the sights that define the Tuscan landscape. Certaldo is exactly that. Situated near San Gimignano and 35 kilometres from Florence, Certaldo Alto is a small and characterful town out that packs some lovely sights and serious charm. A place that clings to the past and treasures its… Read more »

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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 Unique 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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Chianti Wine Festivals in September 2019

September is the most intoxicating month in the Chianti region. While the vines are heavy with ripe grapes and the farmers are getting ready for the harvest, all around the region the air is filled with sweet smells and a festive feel for the annual “vendemmia“. Every year the Chianti put a lot of effort… Read more »

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