A mouthwatering food box from Passione Toscana

The other day a treat arrived at our door – The Hunting Season Food Box – kindly sent by Passione Toscana, an online delicatessen passionately dedicated to Tuscan food and wine. We unwrapped the box with glee, to find it full of the goodness and flavours of the Tuscan early Winter: earthy sauces, including one… Read more »

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Top 10 Florence art museums

Florence is all about the art. A place where museums compete for your attention at every turn. But where do you go first? And what should you see when you’re inside? Here we give you a quick and easy guide to what museums you should hit when you’re in town. Top 10 Florence Art Museums… Read more »

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Tuscany in December, best events and trip ideas!

Why would you choose to visit Tuscany in December? Easy. The weeks leading to Christmas fill the Tuscan towns with magical lights and decorations, and the region stages atmospheric Christmas markets and traditional events rich in local colour. And of course, there are the amazing food specialities that make an appearance on the Winter menus!… Read more »

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Christmas in Florence. Top 6 things to do

Christmas in Florence is festive treat, thanks to a spectacular light festival, and plenty of festive decorations and events. From the huge Christmas tree and nativity scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and plenty of shopping opportunities… Here’s a list of our favourite things to do at this sparkling and… Read more »

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Best Christmas Markets in Tuscany!

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to soak up the magic of Natale than at one of the Christmas Markets in Tuscany? Cities, towns and small rural hamlets take on the festive spirit and get dressed up for the occasion, with twinkling lights, joyful decorations, and plenty of stalls that sell traditional… Read more »

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Medici Series Season 3, What is it about?

At the beginning of December the third season of the Medici series will be released on RAI Italian TV. Sometimes in early 2020 it’ll arrive on Netflix with the title “Medici, The Magnificent part two”, with new 8 episodes. The creator Frank Spotnitz has promised a ‘much darker’ story, and we can’t wait to see… Read more »

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The ‘Strade Bianche’, Cycling the scenic white roads of Tuscany

The Strade Bianche are nature’s gift to cyclists. These white, unpaved roads that wind through the Tuscan countryside take in some of the territory’s most beautiful views. Today they are synonymous with bicycle touring, and they are the backdrop for a new kind of cycle tourism in Tuscany. The resurgent interest in cycling on these… Read more »

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Tuscany in November, best events & trip ideas

Is November a good time to visit Tuscany? Yes, if you’re looking for cheaper deals, fewer tourists, and amazing food experiences. November is when local truffle and chestnuts are celebrated, and the new olive oil arrive on the table. It’s a month that’s chock-full of tasty events all around the region. In November temperatures during… Read more »

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5 scenic small towns to visit in Tuscany in autumn

Hilltop towns. A Medieval atmosphere. Narrow stone lanes and lovely squares. Tuscany is filled with them. Here we look at five destinations that are perfect for a trip in autumn, when the colours of the Tuscan countryside do their best to impress us. Which scenic small towns should you visit in Tuscany in Autumn? SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO. Try out… Read more »

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A taste of Florence with Eating Europe

Florence isn’t just famous for its Renaissance architecture and the Statue of David. It’s also one of the food capitals of Italy. A place that’s all about eating well and living well.  In Italy every region, and every city, has its own gastronomic tradition, with ancient recipes and specialities that can only be tasted locally…. Read more »

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