Best coastal towns in Tuscany

Which are the top coastal towns in Tuscany? Here we take a stroll through the region’s most scenic, atmospheric and dazzling seaside destinations. From all-time favourite Viareggio on the Versilia coast, to family-friendly Follonica, and romantic Castiglione della Pescaia and Porto Ercole – we’ve collected a list of our favourites. Seaside towns are synonymous with long strolls,… Read more »

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Val d’Orcia, 5 Picturesque small towns to visit

There’s a special valley south of Siena, a place where dreams are born. This place is the Val d’Orcia. A land where nature and man have come together to create a true paradise on earth. And in this area, whose beauty has been immortalised by artists and poets, you’ll find some of the most picturesque… Read more »

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5 Top Summer destinations in Italy

Choosing that perfect summer destination in Italy isn’t easy. There’s just too much choice. I should know, I’ve travelled and lived in Italy for 15 years, and I can still never decide where to go for the next long weekend. So to help out my fellow summer travellers, I’ve made a list of my favourite… 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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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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