Siena in a day. Tips and ideas for your visit

See the best of Siena in a day. All the insider tips and ideas on how to plan your perfect day, and get the most from this fascinating destination in Tuscany, Italy. Siena is compact enough that it can be easily explored on foot. In a day you can see the main sights, enjoy a drink in the… Read more »

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Chianti Road Trip – A scenic drive on the Chiantigiana Road

A Chianti Road trip will give you the opportunity to enjoy one of Tuscany’s most charming landscapes. And a drive along the Chiantigiana Road (SR222) that winds its way amongst rolling hills and silvery olive groves, is one of the most magnificent of them all. Along this route, the colours of the countryside are magnificent in every… Read more »

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Best towns in Tuscany to stay in

Which are the best towns in Tuscany to stay in? It all depends on your interests, if you’re travelling by car or public transport, and how many days you have. There’s no one answer to this of course, but here are our tips and suggestions on where to base yourself during your holiday in Tuscany. Best towns… Read more »

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Admiring Fra Angelico frescoes in San Marco Convent, Florence

San Marco Museum in Florence is a former Dominican convent with beautiful frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. I visited this convent for the first time as a child. My memories are of tiny rooms with drawings on white walls. It was eerie and mysterious, in a good way. Since then I’ve been back… Read more »

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Top Day trips from Siena

Take day trips from Siena to some of Tuscany‘s most beautiful sights. From the Medieval masterpiece that is San Gimignano, to Monteriggioni and the ideal city of Pienza. These are the treasures of Tuscany to be found just a stone’s throw from Siena. => 12 Top Things to do while you’re in Siena Day trips from Siena… Read more »

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Things to do in Florence in Spring

Discover the best things to do in Florence in Spring. Visit the city’s famous gardens, walk in the cool hills or take in a church with a view. Then go on the hunt for the best gelato in town. Spring has finally arrived. The days get longer and warmer and the city puts on its best face, inviting visitors to spend the day outside…. Read more »

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Films set in Tuscany. A landscape made for Hollywood.

Here we explore some great films set in Tuscany. Some truly great cinematic experiences that all have one thing in common: the setting. Italy has always looked good on screen, and Tuscany with its picture-perfect landscapes and cities filled with awe-inspiring architecture have given many directors visual inspiration. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you… Read more »

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Adoration of the Magi, Leonardo da Vinci – Uffizi Gallery

Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci returned to the Uffizi Gallery in March 2017 after a long period of restoration. It’s an important work, that was considered revolutionary at the time. Both for the technique that Leonardo used, and his arrangement of the figures in the scene. It’s an impressive work, and at 246 cm. x243 cm…. Read more »

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Tuscany points of interest. See one of Italy’s most inspiring regions

Tuscany points of interest include unforgettable landscapes, idyllic countryside, some of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and museums filled with world-famous Medieval and Renaissance art. Not to mention incredible food and top quality wines. Have you chosen Tuscany for your next holiday? Are you planning a trip to the most rewarding destination in Italy? Or do… Read more »

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Tuscan Kale soup and other ways to enjoy Tuscan black kale

Tuscan kale soup, or ‘Ribollita‘ as it’s called in Tuscany, is a favourite winter soup. If you’re visiting this part of the world in winter, make like a local and order yourself a bowl. It’s as much a part of the Tuscan heritage as Michelangelo or Dante. So if you’ve always wanted to know what goes into… Read more »

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