Passione Toscana. Delivering the Finest Food and Wine from Tuscany

Recently we took delivery of a food box from Passione Toscana, a group of passionate foodies who handpick and deliver a range of the finest Tuscan food and wine products all over the world. Tuscany is famous for its passion for food of course, and Passione Toscana fully embraces the culinary tradition of this region…. Read more »

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5 scenic small towns to visit in Tuscany in autumn

Hilltop towns. A Medieval atmosphere. Narrow stone lanes and lovely squares. Tuscany is filled with them. Here we look at five destinations that are perfect for a trip in autumn, when the colours of the Tuscan countryside do their best to impress us. Which scenic small towns should you visit in Tuscany in Autumn? SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO. Try out… Read more »

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Top 10 Florence art museums

Florence is all about the art. A place where museums compete for your attention at every turn. But where do you go first? And what should you see when you’re inside? Here we give you a quick and easy guide to what museums you should hit when you’re in town. Top 10 Florence Art Museums… Read more »

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Laurentian Library by Michelangelo, Florence

One of Michelangelo‘s masterpieces, the Laurentian Library in Florence must have truly shocked the artist’s contemporaries as it paved the way for a new trend in architectural design. A cultural treasure trove, the original collection of books and ancient manuscripts was owned by the Medici family. Laurentian Medici Library, Florence Michelangelo took on a few… Read more »

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7 Good Reasons to visit the Chianti, Italy

The Chianti area stretches between Florence and Siena – in central Italy – comprising around 12 thousand square kms of natural beauty and imbued with a true sense of tradition. Rolling hills, endless vineyards, beautifully kept olive groves, woods, ancient castles, charming farmhouses and villas. In the Chianti the good life is an everyday thing,… Read more »

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3 Special trip ideas around Tuscany in September

September is a perfect time to visit Tuscany. The heat of the summer has eased off, the farmers are busy with the grape harvest, and the countryside invites you to explore its wonders. The towns are filled with traditional events like the Luminara in Lucca and the Rificolona in Florence. It’s the perfect time to… Read more »

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12 Amazing hilltop towns in Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for its hills and scenic hilltop towns. From all-time favourite San Gimignano and Cortona to lesser known gems like Massa Marittima, Pitigliano and Anghiari, each one has its own distinctive atmosphere. Many of these places can be visited in a day from Florence or Siena, and are wonderful spots to spend some… Read more »

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8 Perfect Day Trips from Arezzo

Arezzo makes a great base for those wanting to explore the less travelled site of Tuscany. This charming town is an hours train ride from Florence, and has some intriguing attractions including famous frescoes by Piero della Francesca, and the remarkable Piazza Grande. => See all attractions in Arezzo. From Arezzo you can explore the… Read more »

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The ‘Strade Bianche’, Cycling the scenic white roads of Tuscany

The Strade Bianche are nature’s gift to cyclists. These white, unpaved roads that wind through the Tuscan countryside take in some of the territory’s most beautiful views. Today they are synonymous with bicycle touring, and they are the backdrop for a new kind of cycle tourism in Tuscany. The resurgent interest in cycling on these… Read more »

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Botticelli – 10 curious facts about the Man and the Artist

Sandro Botticelli is the famous Italian Renaissance painter, made immortal by works like the “Birth of Venus” and “Allegory of Spring”. He was born in Florence around 1445, and here he spent most of his life, as it was the flourishing cultural hub that of the time. Here we uncover a few stories about the… Read more »

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