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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Best Places to visit in Italy in 2019

If you are travelling to Italy in 2019, here are a few ideas of the moment. Places where you can savour the rich culture of the peninsula and immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty. Buon viaggio! Italy has so much to offer the visitor in the way of art that people often don’t realise… Read more »

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Best Places to visit in Tuscany in 2019

Here are a few ideas for a Tuscan holiday in 2019. A year that we think should be dedicated to slow travel, cultural curiosity and savouring every moment. For us its the best way to really know the areas you explore, and their heritage. Apart from top destinations Florence and Pisa, with their well-known museums… Read more »

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How to plan a trip to Tuscany

When you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, your only concern will be how to do everything on your list. A region so full of art treasures, natural beauty and culinary experiences that its’ not easy to pick just one for your holiday. But here you’ve got a few tips to help you tailor make your… Read more »

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Top Things to do in Tuscany in 2019

Best things to do in Tuscany in 2019? From encounters with Leonardo da Vinci to unforgettable natural parks, here we give you a taste of what’s hot in Tuscany in 2019. This year get ready to go off the beaten track in search of the more undiscovered corners of the region. And remember… there’s always another… Read more »

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10 Charming small towns in Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for its charming small towns, Medieval hilltop hamlets and scenic walled towns rich with atmosphere. Here you’ll find some of our favourite towns that we recommend adding to your itineraries. We’ve chosen a few of the bigger hitters like Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace and enchanting Volterra, plus a few authentic gems you might not have heard of…. Read more »

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Discover Casentino. A magical land in Tuscany

The Casentino is a peaceful and verdant region in North-Eastern Tuscany, Italy. Velvet valleys and thick forests form a beautiful backdrop to the small towns, hamlets, ancient churches and monasteries that dot the region. Here life is simple, slow, and truly beautiful. Poppi with its impressive castle is the most attractive town, while the famous… Read more »

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