The top 10 things to do in Florence in 2020

Discover the most fascinating experiences in Florence in 2020. From art to food, beautiful architecture and the Medici family. Here we show you the best ways to delve deep into the heart of the city and explore its hidden corners and magical possibilities. From small-group tours to guided walks and cooking classes, here’s a round-up… Read more »

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My 10 Favourite spots in Florence

In Florence, a city where every stone tells a story , it’s not easy to name my favourite spots as there are so many of them. As a Florentine guide I’m always finding new and unexpected treasures, from hidden masterpieces, to lovely gardens and welcoming Florentine cafes. Here’s a selection of the sites I love most…. Read more »

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Tuscany Carnival – The top floats and parades

Every year in February the spirit of Carnival livens up Italy. It brings multicoloured costumes, eye-popping spectacle and a bit of fun and folly. In Tuscany we get a good share of this, as many towns organise floats and all sorts of parties with people dressing up in fancy costumes. Here we show you the… Read more »

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Viareggio Carnival – One of Italy’s most spectacular Festivals

The Viareggio Carnival is one of the most famous festivals in Italy. And rightly so. Every year in February, this upmarket town on the Versilia coast puts on a carnival like nothing you’ve ever seen before, turning the town into a real factory of fun. Viareggio is a popular seaside resort in Tuscany in the… Read more »

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Best Experiences and Places to visit in Tuscany in 2020!

Looking for the best places to visit in Tuscany in 2020 ? Think real experiences that connect you with nature, heritage, and the soul of this wonderful region. Aside from top timeless destinations like Florence, with its well-known museums and attractions, this year we invite you to explore the best wine towns in Tuscany, Etruscan sites, ancient… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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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