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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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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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Total Relax, in just 2 hours

March 10, 2018

Do you think you need a full day off to be able to relax? I did, up to a few weeks ago, because with an 11 month old, I wanted a whole day off ;-)! Not yet possible, but I did manage to take a few hours off and decided the perfect destination was Asmana…

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5 top destinations in Tuscany to visit during low season

February 5, 2018

Traveling in Tuscany is always a good idea and doing it in the low season, for example winter, also reserves various benefits to keep in mind. Concerning the climate, consider that temperatures are hardly too cold even in the “colder months”. Just plan on organizing a few break indoors, and you will be able to see and…

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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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Learning about Ambrogio Lorenzetti with the Family

November 8, 2017

Guided visits and workshops for the family for the Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition During the course of the temporary exhibit on Ambrogio Lorenzetti (October 22, 2017- January 21, 2018 EXTENDED till April 8th, 2018), the Santa Maria della Scala will offer workshops and guided visits to children and their families every weekend. The activities are centered…

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Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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Leaning Tower open until 10pm this summer

June 14, 2017

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Camposanto open until 10pm from June 17 until August 31 With the start of summer, two of Pisa’s greatest monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli will be lenthening their opening times beyond sunset: the Leaning Tower and the Camposanto, starting June 17 and up until August 31, 2017. Both will…

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Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza Signoria

Fontana del Nettuno is Under Wraps

May 17, 2017

You finally made the long haul to get to Piazza Signoria in Florence, only to find that the Fontana del Nettuno, the masterpiece of a fountain featuring Neptune in center stage, is all caged up for a facelift and all your photos are going to be sectioned off like a crime scene. And it is…

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