Florence in Winter – Best events and things to do

Could Winter be the best time to visit Florence? It is for me. Winter in Florence means all the atmosphere of festive Christmas traditions, enjoying museums without the crowds, a magical atmosphere in the air, and plenty of sweet treats. January shows off the new trends during the Pitti Uomo fashion show, while the sales… Read more »

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Italy in Winter – 8 Enchanting places you need to explore

Winter is a great time to visit Italy. Where to go? You can head to the islands, where the weather is sunny and mild, or explore northern Italy, which is at its best in the Winter – with great atmospheric destinations like Turin, Venice and snowy Valle d’Aosta. During the winter months you can enjoy… Read more »

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Why we love Tuscany in Winter

There are many reasons to love Tuscany in Winter. Winter is when favourite destinations like Florence and Siena are at their best. When the cobbled streets of Medieval hilltop towns and hamlets are truly atmospheric. Various seasonal treats appear during Christmas. And then, during February, there is the carnival period full of festivals and spectacular… 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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7 Inspiring Winter destinations in Tuscany

If you’re visiting Tuscany in Winter, you’ll find it has a lot to offer. It’s a very atmospheric time of year, both in the city and the countryside. You’ll find dazzling spectacles and carnivals. You’ll also find there are fewer tourists around competing for the various attractions. And some great deals to be had too…. Read more »

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A mouthwatering food box from Passione Toscana

The other day a treat arrived at our door – The Hunting Season Food Box – kindly sent by Passione Toscana, an online delicatessen passionately dedicated to Tuscan food and wine. We unwrapped the box with glee, to find it full of the goodness and flavours of the Tuscan early Winter: earthy sauces, including one… 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. Contents Top 10 Florence Art… Read more »

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Tuscany in December, best events and trip ideas!

Why would you choose to visit Tuscany in December? Easy. The weeks leading to Christmas fill the Tuscan towns with magical lights and decorations, and the region stages atmospheric Christmas markets and traditional events rich in local colour. And of course, there are the amazing food specialities that make an appearance on the Winter menus!… Read more »

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Christmas in Florence. Top 6 things to do

Christmas in Florence is festive treat, thanks to a spectacular light festival, and plenty of festive decorations and events. From the huge Christmas tree and nativity scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and plenty of shopping opportunities… Here’s a list of our favourite things to do at this sparkling and… Read more »

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Best Christmas Markets in Tuscany!

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic of Natale than at one of the Christmas Markets in Tuscany? Cities, towns and small rural hamlets take on the festive spirit and get dressed up for the occasion, with twinkling lights, joyful decorations, and plenty of stalls that sell traditional… Read more »

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