Savour the tastes and traditions of Tuscany

From masterpieces of Renaissance art to picture perfect natural beauty, Tuscany truly has it all. However, it is also overflowing with tasty reasons to visit. For many visitors, the food is as much a part of its appeal as are the markets and traditional festivals that light up its squares every fall. For those who… Read more »

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Top 12 Unesco sites in Italy

Italy has 55 official Unesco World Heritage sites in 2019, more than any other country in the world alongside with China. These sites dot the length and breadth of the country. From Sicily to the Alps, Tuscany to Campania. Here we present our top 12 favourites to add to your itinerary. Unmissable stops for anyone… Read more »

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Crash Course of the Uffizi. A tour with Context Travel

Would you like to delve into the wonders of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence? I’ve recently done just that, thanks to Context Travel. They invited me to join their Uffizi Gallery Tour Crash Course, a 3-hour long tour led by an expert in art history, and I can’t recommend it enough. Here’s a little taste… Read more »

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December in Florence – A festival of lights and Christmas markets

Florence always puts on a radiant show in December. From the Christmas atmosphere on the streets, to the glittering shop windows and sparkling decorations around the city centre. But there’s much more than just twinkly christmas lights to enjoy. During the month of December a very special show illuminates Florence’s landmarks, and the Christmas market… 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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Tuscany in August – Festivals, summer destinations and tips

Is August a good time to be travelling in Tuscany? If you’re planning a trip this Summer you’re probably wondering what’s in store for you. So here we give you the low down on weather, the best places to go, and what fun and festivals you can expect. August is a lively month in Tuscany,… Read more »

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The Uffizi opens 14 new Rooms

“It’s like a new museum has been opened inside the Uffizi”, says the director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt. 104 paintings, 14 rooms, 1.100 square meters. These are the numbers of the latest renovation works at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. The new rooms were inaugurated on 29th May 2019. Displayed inside these beautifully renovated… Read more »

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Tuscany in July – Festivals, Music events & Trip ideas

As temperatures reach sizzling peaks in July, Tuscany is filled with music, traditional festivals, and well-known events like Siena’s captivating Palio. Days are hot, evenings are long and the nights are warm. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the beaches, explore the mountains, or join in one of the many local food sagre or cultural… Read more »

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3 Medieval Festivals of the Summer in Tuscany

Want to go back to the Middle Ages? In Tuscany you can. If you visit the region in the Summer you’ll find many festivals to choose from, where the present gets forgotten and people crave ancient stories and magic. All the colour and feeling of Medieval times is brought back in special events that bring… 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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