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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

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 »

Read More

Top things to do in Tuscany in spring

Spring is a magical time in Tuscany. The days get longer, the temperatures are perfect and all around nature shows off the best of Mediterranean colours. Easter here is celebrated with events and festivals, making it a very special time to visit. Top things to do in Tuscany in Spring – Gardens with a view over Florence Florence’s gardens… Read more »

Read More

Cinque Terre Day Tour from Florence

The Cinque Terre National Park is one of the gems of Italy, close enough to Florence to make it a popular day-trip destination. A UNESCO World Heritage site its rugged coastline shelters five (hence ‘cinque’) brightly coloured little towns that cling to the terraced hillsides above the sea. This area has been romanticised by poets… Read more »

Read More

7 Good Reasons to visit the Chianti, Italy

The Chianti area stretches between Florence and Siena – in central Italy – comprising around 12 thousand square kms of natural beauty and imbued with a true sense of tradition. Rolling hills, endless vineyards, beautifully kept olive groves, woods, ancient castles, charming farmhouses and villas. In the Chianti the good life is an everyday thing,… Read more »

Read More

Top springtime destinations in Tuscany

Springtime in Tuscany is heavenly. Ideal temperatures. Longer days. The fields and trees showing off their new colours. The squares filling with al fresco diners. It’s the place to be at this time of year. But which are the top destinations? Here are our suggestions. A few insider tips on top places to go in Tuscany in spring…. Read more »

Read More

Tuscany in February. All the magic, none of the crowds

Tuscany in February has more going for it than you might think. The Christmas holidays are already a faint memory. The air is crisp and cold, and carries with it the promise of snow. Days are shorter but they are also quieter. Could it be the perfect time for a trip to Tuscany? Tuscany without crowds… Read more »

Read More