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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Casentino Road Trip. A two day driving itinerary.

This two day road trip explores the best of the Casentino region, in north-eastern Tuscany. We went in Autumn. It’s the perfect time to be driving around these thickly forested hills, which at this time of year turns all sorts of reds, oranges and burned yellows. It’s a perfect time to enjoy the charm of… Read more »

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Atmospheric autumn destinations in Tuscany. All the sights and delights.

Tuscany is at its most atmospheric in autumn. The countryside is flooded with colours, the vineyards have turned to vivid reds and yellows, and the morning fogs make the landscape look almost etherial. The woods are filled with the smell of chestnuts and mushrooms, those autumnal Tuscan treats. And the light drapes everything in a… Read more »

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Discover the Best of Southern Tuscany

Southern Tuscany remains a relatively undiscovered part of the region, despite its beauty. This area, known as the Maremma, is more wild and less populated than other parts of Tuscany, with a serene countryside and a long coastline of unspoilt beaches. It is dotted with picturesque ‘tufa towns’ whose beauty casts a spell on all… Read more »

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Autumn in Italy, 6 trip ideas- Where to go in Italy this Fall

Autumn in Italy means gorgeous landscapes, cheaper deals, and seasonal food festivals around the peninsula. Fall is a great time to visit Italy, a time when landscapes dress up in Autumn colours and seasonal delicacies start to appear on tables. Here we give you some of our favourite autumn spots in italy. All the magic… Read more »

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6 good reasons to travel to Tuscany in autumn

Tuscany puts on a very special show in autumn. The countryside is alive with red and yellow colours, porcini mushrooms and truffles make an appearance on the menus, and the city afternoons are bathed in golden light. This really is one of the most relaxing and rewarding moments to travel here. 1. See the Tuscan… Read more »

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10 Inspiring Things to do in Arezzo

Get the low down on the top things to do in Arezzo in Tuscany. From a relaxing lunch in the scenic Piazza Grande, to a close encounter with the town’s famous artists Giorgio Vasari and Piero della Francesca. Want to know where to see Etruscan artefacts or buy some of Arezzo’s famous artisan crafts? Maybe… Read more »

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Certaldo, Medieval charm in Tuscany

A small Medieval town perched on a hill is one of the sights that define the Tuscan landscape. Certaldo is exactly that. Situated near San Gimignano and 35 kilometres from Florence, Certaldo Alto is a small and characterful town out that packs some lovely sights and serious charm. A place that clings to the past and treasures its… Read more »

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Why we love Pietrasanta, Italy’s ‘Little Athens’

If you’re spending your holidays at the Versilia resorts in Tuscany, Italy, a trip to the town of Pietrasanta could be the perfect way to enhance your Summer holiday. We recently visited Pietrasanta and fell in love with its pretty streets and squares dotted with sculptures. Pietrasanta, the little ‘Athens of Italy’, between the sea… Read more »

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3 Magical places in the midst of the Chianti vineyards

As you drive around the Chianti, you can’t help but be enchanted by its landscapes. Thick woods, olive trees, the hills that seem to frame each astounding view. And of course the vineyards, those perfectly combed rows of vines, that are the life force of these lands. Vines that produce some of the most famous… Read more »

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