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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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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10 Best Chianti Towns to visit

The Chianti area is Tuscany’s main wine region. Located south of Florence, it’s remarkable for its rolling hills and sun-drenched vineyards. With scenic towns like Radda, Castellina and Castelnuovo Berardenga within its borders, it makes a perfect destination for those looking to enjoy countryside views, exceptional food and wine, and a traditional way of life…. Read more »

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Florence Cathedral Dome -10 Curious facts

Brunelleschi’s Dome is one of the great sights of Florence. The world-renowned Cathedral Dome of is an example of ingenious architecture, a joy to behold and one of the symbols of the city. Here we delve into Florence’s past to discover some intriguing facts about the beloved ‘cupolone‘ and the man who created it. Cathedral… Read more »

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Finding the most picturesque villages in Tuscany

Tuscany is the definition of picturesque. Cobbled streets dotted with flowers. Inspiring views. Quaint streets. Stone houses. And a profusion of terracotta details. Places that are alive with history and romance. From postcard-perfect Pienza and Montichiello, to mysterious Filetto in northern Tuscany and the ruined San Galgano Abbey there are no shortage of idyllic spots… Read more »

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Good reasons to visit Pisa in Italy

If you’re planning a trip to Italy and you’re wondering if you should visit Pisa, the answer is yes. Not just because of the Leaning Tower – that oh-so powerful tourist magnet.  Pisa has tons to offer visitors; from art collections to a lively historical centre, quirky churches. Plus the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of… Read more »

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Free online cooking class, live from Tuscany!

You’re invited to “A taste of Tuscany”. Join Chicca, for an online Flour Gnocchi Class, live from Tuscany! When? On April 3, 2021. 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy Chicca’s Cooking Club classes are usually $35, but you can use this invitation link to get into this class for free. => Your sign… Read more »

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Top springtime destinations in Tuscany

Springtime in Tuscany is heavenly. Ideal temperatures. Longer days. The fields and trees showing off their new colours. The squares filling with al fresco diners. It’s the place to be at this time of year. But which are the top destinations? Here are our suggestions. A few insider tips on top places to go in Tuscany in spring…. Read more »

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21 Best Places to visit in Italy

Full of unforgettable towns, UNESCO heritage sites, and picture perfect landscapes, Italy has its fair share of marvels. But if you had to make a shortlist of your absolute favourites what would they be? We’ve been asking ourselves exactly that question, and after a lot of thought, we’ve narrowed it down to 21 absolute must-see… 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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