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Hidden Treasures Open their Doors on FAI Spring Days

March 17, 2016

Spring is in the air and the FAI Spring Days are this weekend, March 19-20. The 24th annual “Giornate FAI di Primavera” weekend is made possible by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) that oversees some wonderful treasures. Founded in 1975, FAI is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting and restoring art masterpieces, monuments…

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One year of Tuscany on Instagram: 12 Best shots of Tuscany

December 30, 2015

Every day on our profile @discovertuscany on Instagram, we share the most beautiful pictures of Tuscany, taken by us and our followers, and 2015 was a year full of beautiful shots and great growth: our profile is followed by more than 23,000 people, which makes us extremely happy! Whether you live in Tuscany or you…

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A day exploring the colors & tastes of Florence with Conquibus

November 24, 2015

On a recent Friday morning, I had the opportunity to join in on a tour by Conquibus that takes you across Florence to discover artisan shops, traditional food markets and shops and then get your hands busy making a Tuscan meal. On this morning, the day starts off in the Oltrarno since that is where…

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The Question: What’s Prato Italy?

September 30, 2015

With the normal cynical approach one develops towards government run programs (free ones at that!), this is not the type of tour that I would have normally ventured upon. However, my friends and family will confirm, I am an eternal optimist. So I ventured forth. “That’s Prato” has earned its place as a well run,…

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Fun in Lucca includes Wine Tasting

September 8, 2015

Nothing like a bit of necessity to help you discover a new surprise in Tuscany! A dear friend from high school drops in with his (entire) family…and where am I going to take them? His brother-in-law wants Pisa, his parents prefer not to walk too much, his sister loves small towns, his nephew is curious…

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Siena, the Divinely Beautiful

August 26, 2015

Have you been to Siena over the past month? Did you go see the spectacular outdoor show “La Divina Bellezza: Discovering Siena” taking place right next to the Duomo about Siena and its history? I can’t recommend it highly enough to everyone I meet and know is planning to go: it is an awesome way,…

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Summer in Tuscany: Top 5 Things to Do on Elba Island

June 17, 2015

If you come to Italy during the summer, it would quite sad if you didn’t spend at least a few days on the Italian coast, enjoying the Mediterranean sea and sun. If you’re in Tuscany, we recommend skipping the Cinque Terre as they get very crowded in the summer and have very limited beaches where…

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Trying out the E-MTB on Elba

May 29, 2015

I’ve had a dream of seeing Elba on bike ever since my first vacation on the island a few years ago when it became clear that it is cycler’s paradise. Sure that it required a little bit of training on my part, and a companion to share in the adventure, my “bike holiday on Elba”…

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On our way to Elba!

May 20, 2015

We’re preparing our departure for Elba! We were there this past September, and we’ve been invited back for 3 full days of fun and learning as part of a blog tour sponsored by ElbaMyLove.com, a new portal dedicated to every aspect about visiting the island. The organized tour is to share with us both new…

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San Gimignano’s ‘900. Una Donazione

February 25, 2015

Need a break from the medieval and Renaissance religious icons at churches and museums? Then head to San Gimignano, one of the most representative villages of Medieval architecture in Tuscany to discover contemporary works of art. San Gimignano surprisingly has attracted many contemporary artists over the last half-century and now is home to the Gallery…

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