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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San Gimignano or Volterra. Find your favourite hilltop town

When it comes to hilltop towns in Tuscany, the question often is: should I see San Gimignano or Volterra? Which one is more beautiful, which is more authentic, where are the most interesting attractions? These two towns are both big hitters, but which one should you put on your itinerary? Volterra and San Gimignano are… 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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Finding the most picturesque villages in Tuscany

Tuscany is the definition of picturesque. Cobbled streets dotted with flowers. Inspiring views. Quaint streets. Stone houses. And a profusion of terracotta details. Places that are alive with history and romance. From postcard-perfect Pienza and Montichiello, to mysterious Filetto in northern Tuscany and the ruined San Galgano Abbey there are no shortage of idyllic spots… Read more »

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Best towns in Tuscany to stay in

Which are the best towns in Tuscany to stay in? It all depends on your interests, if you’re travelling by car or public transport, and how many days you have. There’s no one answer to this of course, but here are our tips and suggestions on where to base yourself during your holiday in Tuscany. Best towns… Read more »

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San Miniato, Tuscany – What to see and do

Once the home of Emperors and strategic fortress, today San Miniato is a refined hilltop town famous for the prized white truffle that grows in its woods. Located at the crossroads of the Via Francigena pilgrim route and the Florence-Pisa road, it’s a delightful town steeped in history and Tuscan charm. An easy day trip… Read more »

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An Unforgettable Weekend in San Miniato, Tuscany

We recently spent a wonderful weekend in San Miniato, organised by Sara from Discover San Miniato. The experience we had over two days was both fascinating and delicious in equal measure. And as a result we completely fell in love with this intriguing small town, justly renowned for its precious truffles and Medieval historic centre…. Read more »

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Three small towns to visit in Tuscany in Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to make a trip to Tuscany, Italy. The perfect moment to catch a few of its lesser-known, but no less beautiful, small towns. These ancient places are awash with history, and far enough off the main tourist track to still feel authentic. But which to visit? Here we take you… Read more »

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5 scenic small towns to visit in Tuscany in autumn

Hilltop towns. A Medieval atmosphere. Narrow stone lanes and lovely squares. Tuscany is filled with them. Here we look at five destinations that are perfect for a trip in autumn, when the colours of the Tuscan countryside do their best to impress us. Which scenic small towns should you visit in Tuscany in Autumn? SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO. Try out… Read more »

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Best coastal towns in Tuscany

Which are the top coastal towns in Tuscany? Here we take a stroll through the region’s most scenic, atmospheric and dazzling seaside destinations. From all-time favourite Viareggio on the Versilia coast, to family-friendly Follonica, and romantic Castiglione della Pescaia and Porto Ercole – we’ve collected a list of our favourites. Seaside towns are synonymous with long strolls,… Read more »

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