Tuscany in May – Top events, festivals and trip ideas in Tuscany

Tuscany in May has everything you could wish for, and more. The countryside is alive with colour, temperatures are ideal, and throughout the region festivals and events are celebrating spring, and one of Tuscany’s best loved products, its wine. Florence offers some amazing spectacles too, starting with the flag throwing competition in Piazza Signoria on… Read more »

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How to experience the Tuscan countryside

When we think about the countryside in Tuscany, we think of idyllic landscape. Rolling hills, cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards dotted with beautiful farmhouses and ancient hamlets. But how to make the most of it? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing ways you can experience the Tuscan countryside. Whether it’s a relaxing… Read more »

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Visiting Siena from Florence: tour or public transport?

Siena, with its breathtaking historic centre, is less than 80 kilometres from Florence. This makes it an easy day trip. One you can easily make on public transport, or with a guided tour. Siena’s UNESCO listed town centre is compact enough that you can see the main sights in one day. You can easily explore… Read more »

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Tuscany in April – Blooming with festivals, markets and gardens

April is the start of the tourist season in Tuscany and Italy, when Easter livens up towns and cities with  events and plenty of sweet specialities. Days start getting longer, temperatures are mild and there’s a excitement in the air. The countryside awakens and explodes into colour. All around Tuscany in April many small towns… 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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10 Non-touristy things to do in Florence

Is it still possible to find non-touristy things to do in Florence, a city that attracts millions of visitors every day? What should you do in my home town Florence if you want to blend in and not feel like a tourist? I hear you: you’re not interested in the obvious museums (but if you… Read more »

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VIP Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces Tour

Get up close to Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Secret Terraces with Ciao Florence! The Duomo is the heart of Florence. A remarkable and imposing church topped by one of the most famous domes ever created. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and finished in 1436, it’s the largest masonry dome in the world. While the view of… Read more »

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Easter in Florence – Experience a traditional Easter in Florence

Easter is special in Florence, and if you’re visiting during the Easter holidays you can enjoy some special Florentine traditions and treats. The king of the show is the spectacular Explosion of the Cart in Piazza Duomo on Easter morning, a centuries old folkloristic show that offers plenty of excitement and adds colour to this already… Read more »

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