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 and somehow quieter, but everywhere around the region people are getting ready to celebrate the traditional Carnival, with colourful… Read more »

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7 Inspiring Winter destinations in Tuscany

If you’re visiting Tuscany in Winter, you’ll find it has a lot to offer. It’s a very atmospheric time of year, both in the city and the countryside. You’ll find dazzling spectacles and carnivals. You’ll also find there are fewer tourists around competing for the various attractions. And some great deals to be had too…. Read more »

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5 Magical Places to visit in Tuscany this Christmas

Medieval towns and hamlets around Tuscany are the perfect places to be at Christmas. Lights twinkle over cobbled streets and the picturesque squares are alive with festive magic. So here we give you some trip ideas for Christmas in Tuscany: Arezzo and Montepulciano with their amazing Christmas markets, San Gimignano with its illuminated towers, and… Read more »

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10 Things to do in Autumn in Tuscany

There are so many things to do in Autumn in Tuscany, that visitors are always in for a treat. It’s a great time for nature lovers, as Tuscany offers beautiful landscapes that offer great spectacles in Autumn. You can hike the countryside, amongst vineyards or olive trees and colourful woods, and foodies can go in… Read more »

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10 Beautiful Small Towns to visit near Arezzo

Discover the best small towns to visit if you’re based in the Arezzo area. From all-time favourite Cortona and Montepulciano to Medieval hamlets and hidden gems like Loro Ciuffenna and Castiglion Fiorentino. These are scenic ancient towns – located not more than an hour from Arezzo, in Eastern Tuscany – that offer interesting sights, a… Read more »

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8 Inspiring Places in Tuscany that’ll Spark your Imagination

Tuscany has been a muse for artists and dreamers since time immemorial. The fascination of this region in central Italy lies in its iconic landscapes, artistic cities and perfectly preserved Medieval towns. In Tuscany you also find some special and inspiring places that can awake your creative side: ancient castles, picturesque hilltop towns, wondrous views… Read more »

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Discover Massa Marittima. A picturesque hilltop town off the tourist trail

Massa Marittima is perched on a hill a few kilometres from the Maremma coast, in Tuscany, central Italy. We visited in early summer when tourists are scarce, the temperature ideal and the atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Leaving the car just outside the city centre, it’s a short, steep walk into the main square Piazza del… 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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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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Top 10 Places to see in Maremma

Here we go in search of the top 10 places to visit in Maremma. Places to see in Maremma that are sure to make you fall in love with this part of southern Tuscany. Maremma is famous for its beaches and clear water, charming small towns, unspoilt nature and rich traditions . Every year it… Read more »

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