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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Leonardo da Vinci events in Italy 2019

The 2nd May 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, and all around Italy they’re celebrating this genius with a variety of exhibitions, conferences and events. Here’s a list of the most important ones, from his hometown Vinci, to Florence and Milan where the artist lived and worked for many… Read more »

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7 Unmissable Things to do in Siena in 2019

Here’s our pick of the top things to do in Siena in 2019. From a guided tour of the Cathedral, to exploring the world of the Medieval horse race Il Palio, try the authentic Pici pasta and taste wine in a Castle. If you’re planning a visit to Siena this year, make sure these things are… Read more »

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Tuscany in June, Festivals, country delights and more

What’s special about June in Tuscany? Aside from the long sunny days, verdant countryside, warm evenings filled with stars, Tuscany offers its visitors a rich calendar of events including traditional Festivals in Medieval costume and plenty of sagre or food festivals to whet your appetite. Tuscany in June – Enjoy the Tuscan countryside If you’re… Read more »

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Wine and Cooking Under the Tuscan & Umbrian Sun

In Italy, much of life takes place around the table, preparing food, talking and eating. So perhaps it’s no surprise that it has one of the world’s most impressive and exportable culinary cultures, with recipes that vary from region to region. For those who want to try their hands at these Italian recipes there are… Read more »

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9 Unmissable Things to do in Lucca in 2019

Discover 9 unforgettable things to do in Lucca in 2019. From a festival of flowers to the Summer Music Festival, Lucca has got something for every taste. You can hear a Puccini Opera, stroll on the top of the impressive city’s walls and visit the gorgeous churches the town is famous for. Not to mention… Read more »

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Tuscany in May – Top events, festivals and trip ideas in Tuscany

Tuscany in May has everything you could wish for, and more. The countryside is alive with colour, temperatures are ideal, and throughout the region festivals and events are celebrating spring, and one of Tuscany’s best loved products, its wine. Florence offers some amazing spectacles too, starting with the flag throwing competition in Piazza Signoria on… Read more »

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How to experience the Tuscan countryside

When we think about the countryside in Tuscany, we think of idyllic landscape. Rolling hills, cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards dotted with beautiful farmhouses and ancient hamlets. But how to make the most of it? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing ways you can experience the Tuscan countryside. Whether it’s a relaxing… Read more »

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Visiting Siena from Florence: tour or public transport?

Siena, with its breathtaking historic centre, is less than 80 kilometres from Florence. This makes it an easy day trip. One you can easily make on public transport, or with a guided tour. Siena’s UNESCO listed town centre is compact enough that you can see the main sights in one day. You can easily explore… Read more »

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Tuscany in April – Blooming with festivals, markets and gardens

April is the start of the tourist season in Tuscany and Italy, when Easter livens up towns and cities with  events and plenty of sweet specialities. Days start getting longer, temperatures are mild and there’s a excitement in the air. The countryside awakens and explodes into colour. All around Tuscany in April many small towns… Read more »

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