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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September in Florence. Events, festivals and more!

September in Florence is a joy. As the month that rounds off the Summer, it brings balmy days, plenty of sunshine and deliciously cool evenings. It’s also the time of the vendemmia, or grape harvest, when Florence celebrates the new wine with its very own festival. It’s a time for taking long relaxing walks along… Read more »

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Things to do in Tuscany in September – Harvests to Wine Festivals

There are plenty of things to do in September in Tuscany. The summer is coming to an end, the temperatures aren’t as scorching and Tuscany is getting ready for autumn and the new wines. The light is softer and the atmosphere relaxing. Could this be the perfect time to visit Tuscany? Vendemmia – Try your… Read more »

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8 Places to visit for an epic Summer trip to Tuscany

As the summer temperatures rise, Tuscany is at its most colourful : the joyful yellows of sunflowers, the hay bales, the blue waters and beach umbrellas, the rainbow of gelato flavours, and the beautiful endless sunsets. Life is always good under the Tuscan Summer sun, and the nights are warm with the cicadas and crickets… Read more »

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San Gimignano or Volterra. Find your favourite hilltop town

When it comes to hilltop towns in Tuscany, the question often is: should I see San Gimignano or Volterra? Which one is more beautiful, which is more authentic, where are the most interesting attractions? These two towns are both big hitters, but which one should you put on your itinerary? Volterra and San Gimignano are… Read more »

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Summer in Tuscany – Best way to enjoy Summer in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany means colours, brilliant light and long hot days. Summer in Tuscany is when people live the long warm evenings and fill the seaside resorts, where the countryside turns gold and the towns come alive with fairs and music. It’s a season of freedom, fresh fruit and unlimited ice cream. But there’s a… Read more »

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Top 10 Places to see in Maremma

Here we go in search of the top 10 places to visit in Maremma. Places to see in Maremma that are sure to make you fall in love with this part of southern Tuscany. Maremma is famous for its beaches and clear water, charming small towns, unspoilt nature and rich traditions . Every year it… Read more »

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Discover the Best of Southern Tuscany

Southern Tuscany remains a relatively undiscovered part of the region, despite its beauty. This area, known as the Maremma, is more wild and less populated than other parts of Tuscany, with a serene countryside and a long coastline of unspoilt beaches. It is dotted with picturesque ‘tufa towns’ whose beauty casts a spell on all… Read more »

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7 Unmissable Museums in Florence

Florence has its share of must-see museums. The world-famous Uffizi and the Accademia Gallery, with iconic works by Botticelli, Leonardo and Michelangelo. The Bargello, that mecca of sculpture-lovers. The grand Palazzo Pitti. And the intimate San Marco Museum. And for those in the know, it also has some lesser known museums that are remarkable in… Read more »

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Discover Massa Marittima. A picturesque hilltop town off the tourist trail

Massa Marittima is perched on a hill a few kilometres from the Maremma coast, in Tuscany, central Italy. We visited in early summer when tourists are scarce, the temperature ideal and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Leaving the car just outside the city centre, it’s a short, steep walk into the main square Piazza del… Read more »

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