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European Night at the Museums 2018

May 18, 2018

This Saturday evening is 14th edition of European Night at the Museum across Italy and Europe! Whether you’re in Siena or in Florence this Saturday evening, take advantage of the special 1 euro entrance fee to the region’s most popular museums. This includes the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery, in Florence as well as the…

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Castello di Sammezzano: A castle in Tuscany to be saved

Sammezzano: A Castle to be Saved

April 11, 2018

Once upon a time there was an abandoned castle in search of a king (and a hefty restoration) If the story that we are about to tell was really a fable, it would have started this way, but what we are about to tell you is not a fairy tale. The Castello di Sammezzano possesses something magical about…

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Events

Green Brunches at Villa Dianella, from Fall through Spring

March 31, 2018

As Spring has arrived, so have a wide variety of events, especially on the weekends! This past Sunday was also a splendid sunny morning, perfect for spending time outdoors. We headed to Chianti, more precisely to the Chianti wine area to the west of Florence near Vinci, Leonardo’s birth home, to Villa Dianella. While there…

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Explore Tuscany on a Steam Train this Spring

March 23, 2018

A fun and interesting way to explore southern Tuscany – and, in particular, the Val d’Orcia area – is by traveling on a historical stream train! The Treno Natura program offers every spring and fall several full-day outings which depart from Siena and head to a different destination to explore a local festival or other…

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Experiences

Explore the new infrared area at Asmana

May 15, 2018

Ready to explore the new infrared area at Asmana? I checked it out on my last visit as soon as I found out it consisted of beds with heated lamps over your body, gently providing heat. Let me tell you a bit of what it is and what the benefits are so that you can…

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The Hammam Magic at Asmana

April 9, 2018

Have you ever been in a Hammam on your world travels? Maybe you have, maybe not yet. If you have, then you don’t likely don’t need convincing to go again, so this post is mainly aimed at sharing my experience at Asmana Wellness Spa – since it was a new experience for myself – for…

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Reviews

Best of 2017: Our top articles from the year

December 30, 2017

Our best content in 2017: make sure to read these if you’re planning a trip to Tuscany! We love sharing our knowledge and experience of living (and loving) Tuscany to help anyone planning their visits to Tuscany, whether as a first time or as a return visit. We constantly research new things to write about…

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2016 in Review: Top Articles you might have missed

December 28, 2016

2016 has been a busy year for our Discover Tuscany team! We’ve written many new articles and updated others, always with the objective to offer the best information you need to plan your trip to Tuscany. We started the year with a new site layout which makes it easier to navigate the vast amount of information…

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