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  • Strada del Vino: Colli di Maremma - 2017-08-07 - Tuscany boasts a wide range of wines and classical foods, and the Maremma hills offer some of the more popular flavors. Read to find the authentic recipes!
  • Elba - 2017-08-07 - Some history and useful details on how to get to Elba.
  • Giostra del Saracino - 2017-08-07 - Giostra del Saracino in Arezzo takes you back to medieval tournament.
  • Gulf of Baratti - 2017-08-07 - A rather hidden jewel in Tuscany for most foreign visitors, the gulf of Baratti is a beach along the Tuscan coast we recommend for anyone wishing to enjoy a natural treasure and the historical area of the Etruscans at Populonia.
  • Casa Palmira - 2017-08-03 - Tucked away in the green rolling hills of the Mugello, this country home near Florence offers rooms and and apartment just 9km from the famous Etruscan town of Fiesole and 16km from Florence.
  • Pitigliano: Town Highlights - 2017-08-02 - Pitigliano in south Tuscany, is halfway between Rome & Florence. Make time to wander it’s stone carved infrastructure: Etruscan tombs, a ghetto, aqueducts & more
  • The Great Outdoors in Tuscany - 2017-08-02 - Enjoy spending time outdoors? Tuscany is the ideal destionation for anyone who loves spending time outside, whethere practicing a sport or just enjoying nature. Read more for details.
  • August in Tuscany - 2017-08-02 - Tuscany doesn't give up to heat even during the month of August: lots of traditional events celebrating local cultures will welcome all of you who are going to spend a few days in our marvellous region.
  • Historical Villas in Lucca - 2017-08-01 - Useful Information about the historical villas, mansions & monumental gardens located just a short distance outside of Lucca. Highlights, hours & how to arrive by car or bus.
  • Itinerary Garfagnana - 2017-07-29 - A day trip in the spectacular natural beauty of the Garfagnana, located north of Lucca, Tuscany. Castles, medieval bridges, ghosts & quaint small towns with authentic restaurants & artisan shopping
  • Exhibits in Tuscany - 2017-07-27 - If you're fond of art, this article will guide you through the many art exhibitions taking place across Tuscany during the months to come.
  • Mugello & Lake Bilancino - 2017-07-24 - Enjoy the great outdoors only minutes away from Florence! Mugello and Lake Bilancino have water sports, biking & hiking trails and even opportunities to go SUP, horse back riding and beaches.
  • Campiglia Marittima - 2017-07-24 - Climb up the medieval hamlet to its peak to visit the fortress as well as explore all of the hidden corners and streets of this enchanting hilltop town.
  • La Grotta del Picchio Verde - 2017-07-24 - In the village of La Sassa, this restaurant offers genuine Tuscan dishes and a charming setting as it is nestled within a small, natural grotto (where you can enjoy your meal).
  • Best beaches in Val di Cornia - 2017-07-23 - Discover the best beaches in the Val di Cornia, on the Etruscan Coast, from San Vincenzo to Piombino to try on your holiday in Tuscany.
  • Castagneto Carducci - 2017-07-23 - Castagneto Carducci: What to see and other suggestions for your visit to this tiny hamlet on the Etruscan Coast.
  • Piombino - 2017-07-23 - A walk to discover the old town of Piombino from Torrione to the town Hall, Piazza Bovio and the Piombino Castle...
  • Where to Stay in Tuscany Without a Car - 2017-07-18 - Interested in visiting Tuscany without a car and looking for the best base to use? Here are our recommendations on where to stay in Tuscany without a car.
  • Villa Reale near Lucca - 2017-07-17 - A quick guide and highlights of Villa Reale di Marlia in Lucca. Discover the details about the villa and the amazing gardens close to Lucca.
  • Asmana Wellness World - 2017-07-17 - Asmana Wellness World is the perfect place to head to for a day of relaxation and tranquility during your vacation in Tuscany!
  • Giostra dell'Orso - 2017-07-17 - The Joust of the Bear (Giostra dell'Orso) takes places every 25 of July in Pistoia, on the feast day for the patron saint of the city.
  • Fattoria il Lago - 2017-07-15 - The VisitFlorence team reviews Fattoria il Lago Rufina Chianti wine estate with self catering holiday apartments for 2-12 persons, panoramic pool & wedding destination.
  • Beaches on Elba - 2017-07-14 - The most beautiful beaches on Elba Island – read about some of the most famous and what makes them unique for your vacation on Elba!
  • Locanda nel Cassero - 2017-07-14 - The Locanda nel Cassero in Maremma is a small but excellent restaurant serving high quality, tasty dishes with fresh ingredients. We highly recommend it!
  • Capalbio - 2017-07-14 - Capalbio is a charming medieval town in southern Maremma. Walk along the ancient walls and admire the breathtaking landscape of the Maremma. Discover Capalbio and Maremma!
  • Talamone - 2017-07-14 - Talamone is a charming fishing village, overlooked by an ancient castle. Located in the Park of Maremma it offers sandy beaches and blue sea. Discover Maremma in Tuscany!
  • Maremma Overview - 2017-07-14 - Maremma is a large region in southern Tuscany along the coast, discover Maremma's beauty and its typical products and wine.
  • La Valentina Nuova - 2017-07-14 - La Valentina Nuova is a classic Tuscany farmhouse in Maremma near Talamone and the Natural Park of Uccellina. Discover Maremma in Tuscany!
  • A Week Itinerary in Maremma - 2017-07-14 - Discover Maremma in one week and enjoy the beaches, villages and tastes of this area in southern Tuscany. We offer our suggestions for your holiday in Maremma.
  • Agriturismo La Topaia - 2017-07-12 - La Topaia is a family run B&B vacation suites tucked in the scenic hills of Mugello just outside Florence. Typical Tuscan cuisine, panoramas & hospitality
  • I Nidi di Belforte - 2017-07-10 - A review by the VisitFlorence team I Nidi di Belforte independent holiday apartments for the perfect vacation in the natural beauty of Tuscany
  • Villa La Medicea - 2017-07-07 - Historic villa rental for up to 10 persons nestled between Florence & Chianti, Villa la Medicea features beautiful gardens, spacious bedrooms & a private pool.
  • Siena Duomo - 2017-07-07 - Siena's Gothic cathedral is full of treasures, including its pavement made of many intaglio scenes, the Piccolomini Library and its frescoes by Pinturicchio and the incredibly ornate interior.
  • Giovanna Vacanze - 2017-07-06 - Three cozy holiday rental apartments for small families, couples or groups travelling together near San Gimignano in Tuscany. Enjoy great views and a relaxing atmosphere at Giovanna's place.
  • Riomaggiore - 2017-06-28 - Plan your visit to Cinque Terre starting with the picturesque town of Riomaggiore. Find out about the sites and how to get there easily with car or train.
  • Intro to the Cinque Terre - 2017-06-28 - Here's an introduction to the five towns that compose the
  • July in Tuscany - 2017-06-27 - In July, Tuscany offers a rich calendar of events for everyone, kids & grown-ups alike, there is something for everyone who likes music & art, culture & tradition.
  • Effetto Venezia - 2017-06-27 - Discover all the charm of Livorno at night during Effetto Venezia, a traditional event that takes place every year at the end of July.
  • Antro del Corchia - 2017-06-27 - A largely unexplored underground system of caverns in the Upper Versilia and the Apuan Alps in Tuscany offers a chance to see the majesty and beauty of nature formed through thousands of years. Discover the Antro del Corchia with us!
  • Sunflowers in Tuscany - 2017-06-26 - A general map of actual fields of sunflowers in Tuscany for June, July and August of 2017
  • June in Tuscany - 2017-06-26 - June is rich in traditional events and culinary festivals across all of Tuscany, from the Calcio Storico in Florence to the San Ranieri celebrations in Pisa to the Saracen Joust in Arezzo.
  • Lunigiana: Strada del Vino - 2017-06-22 - A helpful guide for discovering the typical food & wine in the Lunigiana culinary tradition. Vineyards and towns to add to your wine itinerary in north Tuscany.
  • Lunigiana: Intinerary suggestions - 2017-06-22 - Essential information about small towns in Lunigiana, where to park, itinerary suggestions and interesting facts about where to visit
  • Pontremoli - 2017-06-22 - A brief guide of what to see & do in the Tuscan town of Pontremoli located in the northern part of Lunigiana and the first stop on the via Francigena in Tuscany
  • Casa Podere Monti - 2017-06-19 - A review & on-site visit by the DiscoverTuscany team Casa Podere Monti vacation rental villas & self catering apartment between Siena, San Gimignano & Volterra
  • Fattoria I Ricci - 2017-06-15 - Typical Tuscan decor, menu & landscape characterize the vacation apartments Fattoria i Ricci in the Mugello hillside only a short distance from Florence
  • Monteforato Hiking - 2017-06-15 - Monteforato is a day hike in the Garfagnana/Apuan Alps area in Tuscany. Beautiful way to enjoy the mountain and see a different side to Tuscany.
  • Barga - 2017-06-13 - If you are arranging a trip to Garfagnana and are planning to visit Barga, here you'll find a few tips on what to see in the city and closeby.
  • June in Pisa - 2017-06-02 - If you're planning to go to Pisa in June, here are several reasons why you want to stay longer than half a day: the Luminara, the Regatta and the Battle of the Bridge.
  • Top Summer Tours - 2017-06-01 - A list of the top organized summer tours in Tuscany: great outdoor tours, skip long summer lines & excellent kids tours. Book your tour now & save your spot
  • Pistoia Blues - 2017-05-31 - Take a look at this year's program for blues, rock and fold music at the Pistoia Blues music festival taking place in July and start organizing your visit to Pistoia!
  • Top Summer Sagras - 2017-05-30 - Local summer food festivals, these top summer sagras are the best way to taste the best of Tuscany. From handmade pasta to grilled bistecca, truffles & wine.
  • Portoferraio - 2017-05-30 - Portoferraio is often overlooked as visitors arrive into the port and head off to other parts of Elba. But if you can, spend some time here, visiting the fortress and museums, as well as nearby beaches.
  • Summer Music Festivals in Tuscany - 2017-05-30 - Visit Tuscany in summer, it offers a very rich calendar full of music events every year. The main ones are the Lucca Summer Festival, Pistoia Blues, The Puccini Festival and the Opera Festival.
  • 5 Great Reasons Why a Bike Tour in Tuscany - 2017-05-30 - 5 great reasons why you want to include a bike tour while on vacation in Tuscany. Why a bike tour is perfect for your holiday in Tuscany!
  • Villa Piaggia - 2017-05-30 - The elegant villa near San Gimignano is available as a holiday rental for up to 17 people. The villa includes a fully-equipped kitchen, billiards room, dining room with fireplace & swimming pool.
  • Ferie delle Messi - 2017-05-29 - The Medieval Harvest in San Gimignano is a commemoration of the knight tradition which takes place every June. The festival has many events, medieval games, parades and the final horse race between the 4 neighborhoods of the town to win the Gold Sword.
  • Top Beaches in Tuscany - 2017-05-29 - Where are some of the best beaches in Tuscany? Here is a list the top 19 that have won Blue Flag awards as well as details as to what makes them special.
  • Luminara in Pisa - 2017-05-29 - The Luminara in Pisa is a special event in celebrating the patron saint. Over 70,000 candles are lit up on the outside of palaces, churches and bridges and glow on the Arno river.
  • Livorno Top Sites - 2017-05-27 - Going to the beach near Livorno? Does your cruise dock in Livorno? Check out our select list of the Top Sites to see while in Livorno.
  • Massaciuccoli - 2017-05-27 - The parks at Lago Massaciuccoli are the ideal stop over for adults & kids; an opportunity to stretch your legs while exploring Tuscan wildlife & history.
  • Tuscany Wine & Drive - 2017-05-22 - Hire your own private driver to take you around Tuscany and wine areas without worrying about driving or how to get around. You can go wine tasting, visit small hilltop towns or plan airport transfer.
  • Romitorio di Serelle - 2017-05-17 - A charming farmhouse with apartments for rent, between Castellina in Chianti and Poggibonsi. It has been completely restored, preserving the original characteristics of the farm house by using traditional materials used in Chianti's rural architecture.
  • Books about Siena and Palio - 2017-05-16 - Books, novels, documentaries about the Palio and set in Siena describe the essence of this city and try to explain one of the oldest local traditions: the Palio
  • Lucca - Strada del Vino - 2017-05-15 - The wine roads near Lucca & Montecarlo are feature distinguished vineyards and prized wines. Easy to reach with either a car of public transport, you must include them in your Tuscan itinerary.
  • Top 5 Summer Activities - 2017-05-12 - Plan your itinerary with these fun activities that take place in June, July & August. Tuscany in summertime has lots of great events for your holiday adventure
  • May Events in Tuscany - 2017-05-12 - If you happen to be in Tuscany during May, you'll have hundreds of events which celebrate the arrival of Spring and local traditions, including food and wine.
  • Medieval Fairs in Tuscany - 2017-05-12 - Beautiful villages across Tuscany are the perfect setting for Medieval fairs and events that are organized throughout the year. Here we've collected a list of some of the major Medieval fairs in Tuscany in the coming up months.
  • Day trips from Montecatini - 2017-05-11 - Based in Montecatini for your Tuscany vacation? With (or without) a car here are day trips with less than 90 min driving time...including Florence, Lucca & 5Terre
  • Chianti Wine Road - 2017-05-10 - What is the Chianti Wine Road? It is the road that snakes its way across the Chianti wine region from Florence down to Siena, perfect for visiting and admiring Chianti wine country.
  • Casolare di Libbiano - 2017-05-09 - Offers a bed and breakfast accommodation setting for your farm holidays in Tuscany, with a swimming pool for guests, tennis courts and horseback riding stable nearby. The Tuscany guest house is close to San Gimignano and Volterra.
  • San Martino, the Cathedral of Lucca - 2017-04-26 - When visiting Lucca, be sure to include the Duomo of Lucca. The Gothic architecture & the major works of art contribute to its charm. Read our mini guide for points of interest.
  • April Events in Tuscany - 2017-04-24 - April is usually dedicated to the celebration of Spring with historical reenactments & religious parades, but there are many other events throughout the region.
  • Lucca and the Holy Cross Celebration - 2017-04-24 - September in Lucca means the important Holy Cross Celebration and an entire month of special events as part of the September Lucchese.
  • A day in Lucca - 2017-04-21 - Just have one day to spend in Lucca? With this itinerary you'll be able to taste the essence of its history, traditions and products.
  • Getting to Tuscany by Air - 2017-04-18 - Information on local airports and methods to get to Tuscany.
  • Pratolino Park - 2017-04-13 - The park of Pratolino is one of the most beautiful parks in Florence's surroundings. It was the largest of the Medicean villas and estates. Today it's a delightful park open to the public (seasonally)
  • Rent a Car with RentalCars.com - 2017-04-04 - Rent a car for your vacation in Tuscany right now through our partner RentalCars.com!
  • Easter in Tuscany - 2017-03-28 - If you're in Tuscany during Easter, enjoy the many parades or markets or simply enjoy your time in the city by taking advantage of the extended museum hours.
  • March Events in Tuscany - 2017-03-27 - A complete list of festivals and fairs taking place in Tuscany during March, from food to historical reenactments of ancient traditions and Easter celebrations.
  • Serre di Rapolano - 2017-03-22 - Serre di Rapolano is a characteristic small village in Crete Senesi area near Siena. Visit the village during the medieval spring festival Serremaggio.
  • Montecatini Terme: what to see - 2017-03-21 - Montecatini Terme, a natural thermal water spa between Florence & Lucca, an ideal itinerary stop while in Tuscany. Useful info, how to arrive & guide for Montecatini Terme
  • Via Francigena: Siena to Monteroni d’Arbia - 2017-03-21 - Important information for the 12 leg of the via Francigena in Tuscany starting in Siena. How to get there & where to go for best results
  • Steam Engine Trains - 2017-03-20 - Tuscany offers many things to do and if you want to discover this beautiful region traveling slowly you can do it by old steam engine trains in Tuscany.
  • Day Trip Recommendations for Lucca - 2017-03-15 - Explore the fascinating countryside and small towns between Lucca and Florence Italy while on vacation. Quaint towns, wine tasting and castles dot the landscape.
  • Top 5 things to do in Tuscany in Spring - 2017-03-15 - Enjoying the great outdoors of Tuscany, learning more about its artistic heritage and discovering its food specialties are the perfect way to start your adventure!
  • Villa di Ulignano - 2017-03-11 - The DiscoverTuscany Team reviews Villa di Ulignano which can easily accomodate 30 people for destination events & weddings. It is the perfect location for your holidays & special occasion in Tuscany.
  • Boutique Hotel Ilio - 2017-03-10 - Discover Elba while staying at the charming Hotel Ilio, with 20 beautifully furnished bedrooms, excellent breakfasts and great hospitality surrounded by gardens and minutes from the beach.
  • Podere Cunina - 2017-03-10 - Podere Cunina is a charming farmhouse a few minutes outside of Buonconvento near Siena, surrounded by spectacular landscapes of the Crete Senesi and the Val D'Orcia. It makes a great base for exploring all of Tuscany.
  • Bike Florence & Tuscany - 2017-03-10 - Chianti and Tuscany by bike is one of those required experiences part of your trip to Tuscany, whether you're an avid cyclist or hardly ever ride a bike. An experience you will always treasure!
  • Day Trips from San Gimignano - 2017-03-09 - On holiday in Tuscany & based in San Gimignano? Top choices for day trips to get the most out of your vacation. Small towns, vineyards, fortresses & landscapes
  • February in Tuscany - 2017-03-06 - Febraury is one of the best months for visiting Tuscany, especially if you're fond of festive celebrations, music and the fun parades of Carnival season!
  • Cortona: Useful Info - 2017-02-23 - Explore the streets, the museums, the historic center of Cortona. Read our guide with valuable info on how to arrive, where to park and what to see while visiting Cortona.
  • Duomo of San Gimignano - 2017-02-23 - Treasures hid within the very simple, unadormed facade of the Duomo in San Gimignano. Make sure you visit the inside to discover them!
  • Civic Museums in San Gimignano - 2017-02-23 - Palazzo Comunale, the Torre Grossa, Pinacoteca, Archeological museum, the Spezieria di Santa Fina and Modern Art Gallery all are part of the Civic Museums network in San Gimignano. Visit all with one ticket!
  • Walk around and to San Gimignano - 2017-02-23 - Enjoy this hike along the white roads of the wine road of Vernaccia outside of San Gimignano, enjoying the spectacular views of the medieval town.
  • How to get to Volterra - 2017-02-22 - Useful information to know before you go to Volterra: how to get there by car (where are the parking lots) or by train or bus if you don't have a car.
  • Top sights in Volterra - 2017-02-22 - Visit Volterra, a charming medieval hilltop town not far from San Gimignano that merits a full day or two of exploration.
  • Exploring Montecatini Alto - 2017-02-21 - Explore Montecatini Alto and its medieval streets and corners, enjoying the main restaurants to choose from offering excellent meals!
  • 10 Tips for a Villa Rental - 2017-02-20 - 10 useful pointers when choosing your vacation villa rental in Tuscany. Save money & time with these suggestions from the experts on how to be search for and select your dream villa in Tuscany.
  • Italian Villas - 2017-02-20 - Italians see their Tuscan villas as more than a rental vacation home but also a representation of a traditional style of life.
  • Wind Cave - 2017-02-17 - The Grotta del Vento, or Wind Cave, offers an incredible chance to see the beauty of water's creations under the mountain.
  • The Battle of the Bridge in Pisa - 2017-02-16 - The Battle of the Bridge in Pisa is a traditional manifestation with historical costumes that is held on the last Saturday of June, part of the events taking part in Pisa in June.
  • A day in Colle di Val d’Elsa - 2017-02-15 - If you're looking for a day trip from Siena, we highly recommend heading to Colle di Val d’Elsa. Great views, historical streets and churches, well-preserved historical center and great places to eat at are just some of its attractions.
  • Collodi - 2017-02-13 - Every year in August Collodi is home to 2 days of games and activities aimed to celebrate its saint patron and entertain both children and adults: find out more
  • Main Events in Prato - 2017-02-13 - Discover the main events which take place in Prato throughout the year, which also offer the perfect occasion to visit the city!
  • Eating out in Montecatini - 2017-02-10 - Have a look at my suggestions about the best restaurants where I prefer to eat at in Montecatini Terme and Montecatini Alto.
  • Mercantia - 2017-02-10 - Mercantia is the most important Street Art Festival In Italy. It takes place every July in Certaldo. Ready to enter a wonderful world of fantasy and creativity?
  • Certosa di Calci - 2017-02-09 - A day trip to put on your itinerary if you are traveling in Tuscany near Pisa: one stop and you can visit the Certosa di Pisa & the Natural History Museum
  • Getting to San Gimignano - 2017-02-08 - All of the ways in which you can get to San Gimignano, whether you're driving or won't have a car and need to use the bus.
  • Parking in San Gimignano - 2017-02-08 - Driving to San Gimignano? Then you'll also need to park, read our article to learn your options and what we recommend.
  • Romantic holiday in Tuscany - 2017-02-02 - Every place in Tuscany evokes romance, but a few suggestions may be useful to plan the perfect holiday with your partner.
  • Carnival in Tuscany - 2017-01-31 - Our top 5 reasons why you don't want to miss the fun & color of Carnevale in Tuscany. You will be surprised how some of the oldest carnivals in Italy celebrate with costumes & floats
  • Top Ten Romantic Accommodations in Tuscany - 2017-01-31 - Tuscany is the romantic destination in Italy. Choose from our top ten romantic vacation rental accommodations for couples and book direct with the owners.
  • Viareggio Carnival - 2017-01-30 - Viareggio hosts one of the most famous carnivals in Italy. Learn more about its history as well as the dates for the procession of the paper mache floats and how to get there and see it in action.
  • Where to see Carnival in Tuscany - 2017-01-25 - Some of the most well known carnival events in Tuscany that take place every year.
  • 5 days in Tuscany - 2017-01-23 - What to do in Tuscany in just 5 days? Here we offer an itinerary to help you discover this beautiful Italian region in just 5 days.
  • 7 days in Tuscany - 2017-01-23 - Spending a week in Tuscany? Here are some ideas on what to see and do in Tuscany in 7 days.
  • Montepulciano: Vino Nobile Wine Itinerary - 2017-01-20 - Suggestions from the DiscoverTuscany Team for creating your own wine tasting Itinerary in & around Montepulciano and Vino Nobile vineyards & cantinas.
  • Cooking Italian Style - 2017-01-12 - Read the experience from a beginner and start cooking Italian yourself.
  • Setteponti: An Itinerary in Valdarno - 2017-01-11 - Panoramic itin from Florence to Arezzo, via Setteponti is a fun road trip for cars & motorcycles thru vineyards, small towns & olive groves in Valdarno Tuscany
  • Presepe: Tuscan Nativity Scenes - 2017-01-09 - A guide to where to find some of the most interesting & beautiful presepe and nativity scenes in Tuscany for Christmas.
  • Events in September - 2017-01-04 - Festivities from the Middle Ages and Renaissance times: a roundup of the main events in Tuscany throughout September, many which will take you back in time!
  • Mugello Race Track - 2017-01-04 - Every year, the Mugello received thousands of visitors on the weekend of the Italian Moto GP at the Mugello race track. The best way to get there is by train and bus, read the details on getting there and more.
  • January Events in Tuscany - 2017-01-03 - A useful guide to the most important events taking place in Tuscany throughout January, to experience the culture and traditions of this wonderful region in winter.
  • Italian Leather Making - 2017-01-02 - The story of a leather master, working for over 50 years in this important craft in Tuscany, gives us a glimpse of what how the leather industry continues to reward creativity.
  • A day in Siena - 2016-12-28 - Are you planning a trip to Siena? Find out what must-see places you should visit and see in Siena, from Piazza del Campo to Piazza del Duomo and more.
  • Top 5 Winter Activities - 2016-12-27 - Fun activities and things to do in Tuscany while on vacation this winter. Enjoy the landscape, the food and the seasonal events.
  • Marino Marini Museum in Pistoia - 2016-12-22 - The museum dedicated to the artist Marino Marini presents the opportunity to explore his life and work throughout his career.
  • December Events - 2016-12-19 - A wide selection of events and manifestation during the month of December in Tuscany: Christmas, food, art, culture festivals, musical concerts and nativities.
  • Top Ten Budget Accommodations - 2016-12-18 - Tuscany offers a wide range of budget friendly accommodations. Choose from our top ten budget vacation rentals, then book direct with the owners & save more.
  • New Year's Eve in Tuscany - 2016-12-17 - A brief summary of all the celebrations you'll find in the major cities in Tuscany for New Year's Eve.
  • Christmas Markets in Tuscany - 2016-12-14 - You will be in Tuscany in December right before or during Christmas? Do not miss the Christmas markets and events organized in the main cities of the region every year for the holidays!
  • Christmas Tuscan Sweets - 2016-12-13 - Christmas is coming! If you're in Tuscany during the Christmas holiday season, make sure to try out some of these sweet specialties found at this time of the year!
  • Camporsevoli - 2016-12-13 - A review of the vacation villa & holiday apartment rentals by the DiscoverTuscany team. We found it all: comfort, privacy, typical Tuscan & location.
  • Christmas in Pistoia - 2016-12-12 - Brighten up your holiday season by learning about everything that Pistoia has planned this year for Christmas including markets, music, shows, food and shopping.
  • 3 days in Tuscany - 2016-12-05 - Visiting Tuscany and have just 3 days? Here we suggest an itinerary in Tuscany for spending 3 days discovering this beautiful region in Italy.
  • Saturnia - 2016-12-04 - Thermal baths are famous for their sulphurous waters with curative and relaxing properties. Discover Maremma and the natural thermal springs of Saturnia in Tuscany!
  • Christmas in Siena - 2016-11-30 - Visit Siena during the holiday season: you can find many events and concerts and the city itself is decorated in full Christmas atmosphere.
  • Exploring Crete Senesi from Siena - 2016-11-29 - Take the best of the landscape of Crete Senesi area from Siena to Asciano, stop by a landscape art and explore the old center of the village and visit the City
  • Sweets in Siena - 2016-11-29 - A journey through the pleasures of traditional pastries and sweets of Siena, through taste and history!
  • Parking in Siena - 2016-11-29 - Looking for parking in Siena? Here is a useful map with parking lots in Siena with costs and more details.
  • Abetone in the Winter - 2016-11-28 - Take advantage of the prime position of Abetone close to Florence, Pistoia and Lucca to go skiing in Tuscany. Here are some useful pointers on planning your vacation skiing in Tuscany.
  • Giotto - 2016-11-16 - Giotto is certainly one of the most important artists in art history. He worked in Florence, Assisi and Padua creating unique masterpieces.
  • Cheese in Tuscany - 2016-11-15 - Useful information about the variety of Pecorino cheeses in Tuscany. Learn where to buy & taste cheese and how to ship it home
  • Cantine Aperte - 2016-11-15 - Cantina Aperte offers the perfect wine tasting opportunity to those curious about visiting the Tuscan vineyards wine cellars. See the full calendar in Italy of wine tastings & vineyard visits.
  • November Events in Tuscany - 2016-11-14 - Find out events taking place in Tuscany in November, from the Modigliani exhibition in Pisa, to Picasso in Florence and all the food fairs in Grosseto & Arezzo.
  • Montalcino Wine Itinerary - 2016-11-11 - Wine Tasting vineyards near Montalcino for the famous Brunello wines. Our top suggestions for vineyards to include on your wine tasting itinerary
  • House of Giotto in Mugello - 2016-11-09 - A visit to the House of Giotto will inspire even the youngest in the group to explore color, perspective and design as Giotto, in Mugello Tuscany.
  • Loro Ciuffenna in Valdarno - 2016-11-07 - Helpful Itinerary Ideas for the town Loro Ciuffenna, only a short distance from Florence in the Valdarno Valley. How to arrive & What to see nearby
  • Pinocchio Park - 2016-11-07 - Discover the small village of Collodi near Pistoia and visit the Park of Pinocchio, the Garzoni Garden and the colorful Butterfly House. Perfect destination to visit with children in Tuscany.
  • Val d’Orcia Wine Itinerary - 2016-11-03 - Wine Tasting vineyards in the Val d’Orcia for the famous DOC wines and more. Our top suggestions for vineyards to include on your wine tasting itinerary
  • Chiusi - 2016-11-03 - Chiusi is a treasure trove of unexpected experiences, history & beauty. Visit the museums, underground tunnels & Etruscan tombs.
  • The Abbey of San Galgano - 2016-11-03 - Visit the old Abbey of San Galgano and see the sword in the stone from legends, as well as the beautiful abbey without a roof.
  • Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore - 2016-11-03 - Explore the beautiful area of Crete Senesi and visit the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore with its great Renaissance fresco cycle.
  • Radicondoli - 2016-11-03 - A day trip to Radicondoli offers great views of the metalliferous hills and an occasion to know about geothermal energy and eat well in a local trattoria
  • 12 Easy Day trips from Siena - 2016-11-03 - Are you looking for a day-trip out of Siena and are you travelling by public transport? Read this and you will know where to go.
  • 24 hours in Val d'Orcia - 2016-11-03 - Only have a day to explore the Val d'Orcia area in southern Tuscany? Here's what you should see and not miss on your way through!
  • Montalcino - 2016-11-03 - Discover the beautiful medieval city of Montalcino, south of Siena. Our suggestions on what to see in Montalcino - its monuments, museums, churches and attractions.
  • Visiting Pienza - 2016-11-02 - Read our itinerary and guide of Pienza in Tuscany. Pienza monuments, museums and attractions, what to see in Pienza, south of Siena.
  • Tarot Garden - 2016-10-31 - The Tarot Garden is an astonishing garden located a few km from Capalbio in Maremma. Discover Maremma and what the tarots by Niki de Saint de Phalle have to say!
  • Casentino Itinerary - 2016-10-28 - A day trip just outside of Florence into the enchanting Valley of Casentino promises a day of good food, stunning views and enthralling historic treasures.
  • An Introduction to Casentino - 2016-10-28 - Casentino Valley, ideal for all ages, will have you delighting in the history of Tuscany. In less than 55 km from the city center of Florence, it is possible to visit a land that will have you dreaming of medieval battles & fairy tale castles.
  • La Verna - 2016-10-28 - Visiting the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna in Casentino, Tuscany where St. Francis of Assisi received the stigmata.
  • Lucca Comics & Games - 2016-10-26 - Lucca Comics & Games is 4 full days of complete immersion into the fantastic world of comics and games that takes place in Lucca every year on the last weekend in October. The convention draws people from all over the world.
  • Borgo della Meliana - 2016-10-26 - Located close to San Gimignano, the Tuscan villa has been transformed into large apartments to offer a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for your holiday in Tuscany.
  • October Events in Tuscany - 2016-10-24 - Plan your October so that you enjoy some of the most tasty and interesting events across Tuscany, from food festivals to traditional cultural events.
  • Incrociata Farmhouse in Chianti - 2016-10-24 - Self catering apartments in a beautiful farmhouse with swimming pool near Arezzo. Perfect for visiting Tuscany, from Arezzo and Siena to Chianti and Florence as well as relaxing in the Tuscan countryside.
  • Abbey of Sant'Antimo - 2016-10-20 - Visit this enchanting abbey near Montalcino.
  • Arezzo: Wine tasting - 2016-10-18 - The vast borders of Chianti include the fertile lands of Arezzo with its antique vineyards and multiple wine tasting opportunities
  • Villa Medicea di Lilliano - 2016-10-14 - A review by the VisitFlorence team of Villa Medicea di Lilliano, the full service, luxury holiday residence accommodations just outside of Florence.
  • Christmas Traditions at the Table - 2016-10-13 - Follow the traditions and classic recipes for the holiday celebrations in Tuscany, from Christmas and the Epiphany. What will you do this holiday?
  • Amiata Volcano - 2016-10-12 - Thermal water spas and several hot springs positioned throughout Tuscany use the Amiata volcano as a source for their warm waters.
  • Monte Amiata - 2016-10-11 - The Amiata Mountain in the south of Tuscany offers outdoor activities and a great view over the Val d'Orcia, from hiking and tree climbing in the summer to skiing in the winter.
  • San Quirico d'Orcia - 2016-10-08 - Visit San Quirico d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful and charming medieval towns of the Orcia Valley located to the south of Siena. Suggestions and tips on what to see in San Quirico, including monuments, gardens, and churches.
  • Our interview of Kitchen Chez Nous - 2016-10-05 - The two ladies of Kitchen Chez Nous come to you to offer private, customized cooking lessons wherever you might be in Tuscany. Book your lesson today!
  • Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci - 2016-10-04 - Visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, it is just outside the center of Vinci in a place called Anchiano.
  • Events Calendar - 2016-10-04 - Events in Tuscany - see upcoming events in Tuscany, including food festivals, medieval fairs, festivals and more.
  • Cabbiavoli Farmhouse - 2016-09-30 - An ancient castle in Chianti: its surrounding farmhouses and barns have been completely restored and converted into 9 comfortable farmhouse apartments, rich in traditional Tuscan charm but also in modern comforts.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tuscany - 2016-09-29 - A trip to explore the 7 Tuscan sites that are declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, the greatest of wonders of a surprising region.
  • Tastes of Fall - 2016-09-29 - A virtual guide to typical Fall products of Tuscany with events, traditional festivals and manifestations you should not miss out!
  • Chestnuts in Tuscany - 2016-09-29 - Here are some dishes made in Tuscany with chestnuts or chestnut flour -- so that you can go taste testing when you are here!
  • Where to Stay in Tuscany - 2016-09-29 - Here are our recommendations on the best base for your stay in Tuscany, depending on how long you're staying, whether you're driving or not and more.
  • San Giovanni in Poggio - 2016-09-26 - San Giovanni in Poggio is a beautiful estate to the south of Siena. We stayed in early April 2014, here is our review of our experience.
  • Top 5 Fall & Autumn Activities - 2016-09-22 - Plan your itinerary with these events that take occur in September, October & November. Tuscany in autumn has lots of activities for your holiday adventure
  • San Miniato - 2016-09-22 - A visit to the small town San Miniato al Tedesco in Tuscany between and Florence promises scenic panoramas, good food and shopping for typical products.
  • Truffles in Tuscany - 2016-09-22 - Typically Tuscan, both white & black truffles make excellent and authentic gift ideas & souvenirs from your holiday throughout the region of Tuscany.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Tuscan Recipes - 2016-09-22 - Traditional & classic Tuscan recipes that make use of the newly pressed extra virgin olive oil in November. Try your hand at cooking authentic Tuscan dishes.
  • Autumn Colors in Tuscany - 2016-09-22 - Plan your Tuscan itinerary to include the Autumn colors, sagras & food festivals, trekking and steam locomotives which abound in October.
  • Tuscan extra virgin olive oil - 2016-09-22 - Extra virgin olive oil is one of the products of excellence in Tuscany. Let's find out all stages, from the farm to your fork!
  • A Tuscan Meal - 2016-09-16 - Discover what Tuscan cuisine is all about from the famous bistecca alla fiorentina to the mysterious trippa and learn where to find the best of it!
  • Via Francigena: 15 sections - 2016-09-13 - Review the 15 legs of the via Francigena in Tuscany and decide where to start your next hiking adventure. The trail may be short or long, easy & difficult but always spectacular.
  • Pistoia: Getting Around - 2016-09-08 - Navigate Pistoia with our practical information on roads, parking, trains and shuttle buses. Pistoia is small and easy to visit.
  • September Events in Prato - 2016-09-05 - Take a look at the September events in Prato. Concerts, Marathons, Games and More
  • Sagras in Tuscany - 2016-08-29 - A sagra in Tuscany highlights not only traditional foods and recipes but offers the perfect opportunity to meet the community and explore the culture.
  • Agriturismo Montalbino - 2016-08-29 - A holiday vacation in the apartments in the Montalbino farmhouse will satisfy all ages with its agritourism experience.
  • Castello di Porciano - 2016-08-23 - Visit the tower castle of Porciano just above the town of Stia in Casentino to see how castles were built in the Middle Ages in this area.
  • Castello di Romena - 2016-08-23 - Visit the Castello di Romena located above the town of Pratevecchio where it dominates the landscape and the past of the Casentino valley, in eastern Tuscany.
  • The Bravio delle Botti - 2016-08-19 - The beautiful city of Montepulciano is home to a fun and folkloristic event the
  • Visit Pistoia - 2016-08-11 - Suggestions for an itinerary through the center of Pistoia to see its main sights and discover the hidden corners of the town, including underground tunnels!
  • Arezzo: Getting Around - 2016-08-10 - A quick reference guide for navigating the pedestrian friendly city of Arezzo: how to arrive by car, train or bus and how to get around once you arrive
  • Walk Arezzo from top to bottom - 2016-08-09 - A tour of Arezzo is to tour quality Tuscan art, food, wine and beauty. One of the best days in Tuscany is the day will be the day you spend in Arezzo
  • I giorni del Vino - 2016-08-09 - I giorni del vino promises wine tasting, antique wine cellars and enticing landscapes near Arezzo in Tuscany. Two days a week from April till October you'll find a specific estate open to visitors.
  • Lucignano - 2016-08-09 - The small medieval village of Lucignano is very charming: round medieval plan is still intact, go see the museum and the Golden Tree!
  • Arezzo is an Open Air Museum - 2016-08-08 - Arezzo is rich in everything Tuscan: Etruscan, Roman & Medici monuments, art masterpieces, distinctive Tuscan charm, good food & even better wine
  • A Day in Pisa - 2016-08-08 - A short guide to the discovery of Pisa and its main artistic attractions in just one day
  • Where to Park in Pisa - 2016-08-06 - Practical information about free and paid street parking in Pisa for a stress-free drive to the city of the Leaning Tower.
  • Il Cellese - 2016-08-04 - A beautiful Tuscan farmhouse in the heart of Chianti in Castellina offering guests lodging in modern-style furnished apartments. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool in the spring and summer and a restaurant on the property is open evenings.
  • Shopping in Siena - 2016-08-03 - Details on where to go for the weekly markets and good shopping possibilities in Siena, to buy groceries, leather items and souvenirs.
  • Eating in Siena - 2016-08-02 - The best restaurants where to eat at when you visit Siena: good value places offering excellent food, great service and unique location
  • Walks in Siena - 2016-08-02 - Discover the beauty of Siena on our suggested walking trips in the city to discover new perspectives on the city and the surrounding countryside.
  • Villa Vianci - 2016-07-27 - Set in the panoramic landscapre of Monteriggioni and Siena, the deluxe rental Villa Vianci is ideal for families and friends who want to explore Tuscany and its beautiful sites.
  • Hotel Le Fontanelle - 2016-07-25 - The DiscoverTuscany team visits and offers a review of the luxury accommodations Hotel Fontanelle between Siena and Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • Poggio di Gaville - 2016-07-25 - What makes a stay at Villa Poggio di Gaville a must? A relaxing setting and great food and wine by international chef and owner, Jamal Amin, who is also a wonderful host. Your stay here will be special, and you'll want to return soon.
  • Villa Dianella - 2016-07-25 - This villa near Vinci offers bed and breakfast accommodation in a park-like setting surrounded by olive tress and vineyards. The villa offers a large room perfect for wedding receptions, as well as a beautiful garden for outside ceremonies.
  • Villa Le Torri - 2016-07-24 - This splendid villa in Chianti from the 13th century has been converted into several apartments perfect for couples and families.
  • Villa il Poggiale - 2016-07-21 - The beautiful Renaissance Villa Il Poggiale near Florence is an elegant bed and breakfast offering great hospitality welcoming guests into the country family home with the feel of a luxury spa resort.
  • Corsanello - 2016-07-20 - Villa Corsanello is a 4 bedroom holiday villa rental in the Siena and Crete sensei landscape with private pool and stunning views
  • Cetona - 2016-07-19 - Visit the vast cultural & archeological heritage of Cetona, near the border of Val d'Orcia & ValdiChiana. It is rich with cultural activity, culinary delights & fun
  • Divina Bellezza - 2016-07-19 - An evening 3D special video mapping show that takes the views across centuries of Siena's history and thus provides a better understanding of the wealth and importance of the city in the past.
  • B&B Le Due Volpi - 2016-07-18 - A stay at B&B Le Due Volpi in Mugello, only a short distance from Florence, will offer cosy rooms, splendid views, quiet & relax and delicious food.
  • Frascole - 2016-07-18 - Enjoy your holiday in a beautiful farmhouse in the heart of the Vico estate which produces Chianti Rufina DOCG wine, vinsanto and olive oil. Visit the vineyards, cellar and enjoy the countryside in the Florentine hills near Mugello.
  • The Aquarium of Livorno - 2016-07-11 - If you are in Livorno, visit the Aquarium and get a wonderful experience together with green turtles, sharks, jellyfish and many others.
  • A weekend in Livorno - 2016-07-06 - Are you planning a day or a weekend in Livorno? Get our recommendations for where to stay, what to see and where to eat.
  • Bolgheri - 2016-07-01 - Discover Bolgheri, a tiny but precious medieval hamlet close to Castagneto Carducci, in the Etruscan Coast...
  • Siena & Piazza del Campo - 2016-06-30 - Learn about the shell shaped Piazza del Campo in Siena Tuscany: the civic heart of the city, site of the Palio races & renowned for its exquisite beauty
  • Beer Festival in Prato - 2016-06-30 - Don't miss La Sbirrata & Beer Festival near Prato & Florence featuring 12 days of music, beer & fun. Free entrance and a diverse concert calendar for lots of fun.
  • Museo Civico Siena - 2016-06-30 - Frescoes of Good and Bad Government in the Civic Museum of Siena shows the life of the city in Medieval times with curious details of everyday life. It is a must see when you are in Siena!
  • Me+Mom in Tuscany - 2016-06-30 - Take part in an exclusive travel holiday program that lets moms and their children enjoy the best of Italy: food, art, language and nature at Me and Mom in Tuscany with Maria Rocco in summer and fall..
  • A walk through Montepulciano - 2016-06-29 - Read our guide of Montepulciano in Tuscany. What to see and what to do in Montepulciano south of Siena, attractions and events
  • Pistoia Mountains in Summer - 2016-06-28 - Discover the various points of interest you can stop at and enjoy during a few days spent in the beautiful natural environment of the Pistoia Apennine mountains in summer!
  • Taverna di Bibbiano - 2016-06-17 - A review of the B&B style Taverna di Bibbiano for an agriturismo experience with restaurant, gardens for destination weddings, romantic proposals & events by the DiscoverTuscany team.
  • The Palio in Siena - 2016-06-14 - The Palio in Siena is a very special event, one in which every citizen of the city takes part of from the time of their birth. In Siena, you are born into a Contrada and the lifelong journey begins.
  • Tenuta Moriano - 2016-05-31 - A visit to & review of the Tenuta Moriano family run wine estate & agriturismo near Montespertoli in Chianti. Great location, services & accommodations.
  • Podere Casanova - 2016-05-30 - Read the Visit Florence review of Agriturismo Podere Casanova, a family run estate just 20 km from Florence in the Tuscan hills of Montespertoli
  • Il Borghetto - 2016-05-27 - A review of Il Borghetto self catering vacation apartments by the VisitFlorence team. Meet the owners, visit the gardens and the spectacular views
  • Planetarium in Casentino - 2016-05-27 - Plan an evening under the stars at the Casentino Planetarium their events for all ages. Find out more about the Casentino Planetarium Calendar
  • Suspension Bridge - 2016-05-27 - An active holiday in Tuscany includes Abetone & the Suspension Foot Bridge, between Pisa & Florence; explore with the kids green mountain tops, trails & parks.
  • Thermal itineraries in Tuscany - 2016-05-27 - A trip around Tuscany to the discover of the best and most renowned thermal destinations with ideas and suggestions for exploring the surrounding cities.
  • Regatta of San Ranieri - 2016-05-27 - Pisa has celebrated its patron saint, Saint Ranieri, for centuries with a regatta along the Arno. Learn more about this ancient tradition and view a video!
  • Cinque Terre Day Tour - 2016-05-26 - Join this day group tour from Florence to visit the Cinque Terre in a day!
  • More Towns Near Cinque Terre - 2016-05-25 - Looking for a new view of the Cinque Terre? Start your trip from one of the picturesque towns nearby: La Spezia, Portovenere, Lerici or Levanto.
  • Getting Around Cinque Terre - 2016-05-25 - Before you go to Cinque Terre, plan the best way to get there and move around.
  • Monterosso al Mare - 2016-05-24 - Monterosso, by ferry, by train or hike the trails, will offer you the best beaches, delicious restaurants & great shopping in Cinque Terre
  • Poppi Castle - 2016-05-23 - Poppi castle in Casentino Tuscany a surprise for the family with its towers & dungeons, from the stalls to the ballroom: explore a part of Tuscan history.
  • The ancient fountains of Siena - 2016-05-21 - Beautiful architectural structures of the ancient fountains of Siena are a testimony of the importance of water supply in a medieval city.
  • Vernazza - 2016-05-19 - Vernazza in Cinque Terre is a beautiful vacation day trip. Read here about what to see, how to get there & where the best beaches are along the Cinque Terre Coast.
  • Corniglia - 2016-05-19 - Corniglia, located on the top of a panoramic hilltop, features fantastic panoramic views, an intriguing history and deliciuos white wine after a steep hike.
  • Cindy Salgado Wedding Planner - 2016-05-19 - Cindy Salgado offers her high quality professional services as a wedding planner in Tuscany to ensure your dream wedding comes true!
  • Manarola - 2016-05-17 - Read to find places to hike, visit and how to get to Manarola in Cinque Terre. Plan your itinerary and include the coastal town of Manarola, Groppo & Volastra.
  • State Museums in Tuscany - 2016-05-09 - This is a list of State museums and archaeological areas in Tuscany that participate in initiatives such as the Sunday at the Museum when entrance is free.
  • Practical Information & Fun Things to Know - 2016-05-05 - A quick review of practical information for a fast and easy insertion in the the traditions and culture of Tuscany Italy.
  • Practical Information: Before You Arrive - 2016-05-05 - A list of practical information about money, numbers and the culture which will assist you in a relaxing and stress free vacation in Tuscany
  • Villa I Leoni Montespertoli - 2016-04-28 - The diverse opportunities at Villa i Leoni near Montespertoli in Tuscany make your holiday rental experience all the more fun for families and friends.
  • Practical Information - 2016-04-26 - Practical information such as emergency numbers, holidays, tourism offices and much more, useful to know when visiting Tuscany.
  • Getting to Siena Without a Car - 2016-04-13 - If you want to visit Siena, you don't need a car to get there! Take a bus or train to reach the beautiful Tuscan medieval city from Florence, Pisa or Rome.
  • Certaldo: an overview - 2016-04-11 - Certaldo promises a genuine Tuscan experience. Great shops, lots of local color and events, great food and beautiful views.
  • National Holidays in Italy - 2016-04-11 - Read all about the Italian calendar and national holidays to help you understand how this might affect your trip and how to plan accordingly.
  • Moving around Tuscany by Bus - 2016-04-11 - Details on bus companies operating in Tuscany and how to move around the region by bus.
  • Siena & the Tower of Mangia - 2016-04-06 - Learn about the 102 meter tall Tower di mangia in Siena Tuscany: found in Piazza del Campo, site of the Palio races & renowned for its exquisite beauty
  • via Francigena - 2016-04-06 - The 15 legs of the via Francigena in Tuscany are clearly marked for hiking, biking & horseback riding. Embark upon a slow travel adventure in Tuscany on the Via Francigena.
  • Hot Springs at Bagni San Filippo - 2016-04-04 - The incredibly beautiful hot springs and the calcium formations found at Bagni San Filippo make this little town a must-visit on your travels through southern Tuscany!
  • Top Ten Luxury Tuscany Accommodations - 2016-04-01 - Tuscany offers a wide selection of luxury hotels, B&B & apartments. Choose from our best top ten luxury vacation rental accommodations & book direct with the owners.
  • Main Events in Tuscany - 2016-03-31 - A brief introduction to the main events across Tuscany that take place every year, divided by season.
  • Via Francigena Passport - 2016-03-29 - Learn the why and how about getting your Via Francigena Pilgrim Passport and Testimonium before getting on the road.
  • Parks & Gardens in Pistoia - 2016-03-29 - Relax in the green tranquility of the many outdoor parks that surround Pistoia between Florence and Pisa. Designed for the kid in all of us, parks and villas near Pistoia
  • La Giostra - 2016-03-24 - The Compagnia La Giostra, a musical group inspired by Medieval and Renaissance as well as popular and ethnic music, offers fun and entertainment at many Tuscan summer festivals.
  • Viareggio, an Overview - 2016-03-16 - Discover what to see and where to go while vacation near the sandy beaches of Viareggio on the Versilia coastline.
  • Arezzo, an Overview - 2016-03-14 - Arezzo is a beautiful city in Tuscany. Discover Arezzo in its beauties with our suggestions for planning your itinerary in Tuscany.
  • Versilia without a car - 2016-03-10 - Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Forte dei Marmi, Torre del Lago Puccini: trip to the discovery of the most renowned locations of Versilia by public means.
  • Wine Shops in Siena - 2016-03-09 - Where to go for wine tasting or buying a few bottles of the Super Tuscans to bring home with you in Siena historical center
  • Where to Park in Viareggio - 2016-03-09 - Park-and-ride facilities seem to be the cheapest and most comfortable way to visit Viareggio by car: useful and practical information about them.
  • Street Food in Tuscany - 2016-03-09 - The Street Food has recently become the most authentic way for trying out local traditional dishes and Tuscany has a rich variety of street foods, take a look.
  • Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza - 2016-03-03 - In Pienza, we recommend visiting the beautiful palace belonging to Pope Pius II's family that faces the main square next to the cathedral. Enjoy the incredible view of the Val d'Orcia from the hanging garden and learning more about the family.
  • Diaccia Botrona - 2016-02-29 - Diaccia Botrona is a nature reserve in Maremma Tuscany, between Castiglione della Pescaia and Grosseto. Discover the wild Maremma!
  • Getting to Maremma - 2016-02-29 - Maremma is in southern area of Tuscany.It's one of the most beautiful part of this region.Grosseto is the capital city and is well connected to the rest of Tuscany.Find out information on how to get to Maremma, by car, train or bus.
  • The Flying Garden in Pistoia - 2016-02-28 - The Flying Garden in Pistoia, where art hugs nature. Why do kids love playing at the Giardino Volante in Pistoia? Its where art gives nature a big hug in color and playfulness.
  • Top Ten Kid Friendly Accommodations - 2016-02-16 - Tuscany offers a wide range of family styled accommodations. Choose from our top ten Family oriented vacation rental accommodations & book direct with the owners.
  • Eating in Lucca - Our Favorite Picks - 2016-02-16 - If you happen to be in Lucca and want to try a restaurant offering Tuscan cuisine, here are my recommendations for some of the best value and quality places locals go to!
  • The Culture of a Tuscan Villa - 2016-02-08 - Visit Tuscany on your vacation and explore the food, landscape and culture by staying at one of the many distinguished Tuscany villas rentals.
  • Medici Villa Poggio a Caiano - 2016-02-08 - Explore the Medici villa at Poggio a Caiano, not far outside of Prato and Florence. Here are all the details to organize your visit!
  • The Preservation of the Tuscan Villa - 2016-02-08 - The regulated restructuring of a typical Tuscan villa has preserved a part of the Italian heritage that can be appreciated not only by the inhabitants but by th
  • The 10 Castles - 2016-02-08 - An area largely unknown to many tourists hides precious medieval hilltop towns and many eno-gastronomic delights. Discover the Svizzera Pesciatina area in Tuscany!
  • Hard Rock Cafe in Florence - 2016-02-05 - Enjoy Florence while dining at the Hard Rock Cafe. Aside from its classic rock memorabilia, you can buy unique souvenirs and have great food throughout the day.
  • Horseback Riding at Lucca - 2016-02-05 - Discover Lucca while horseback riding with competent and certified guides. Horseback riding is fun and memorable activity for kids & adults in Tuscany.
  • Montespertoli - 2016-02-05 - Learn more about the small town of Montespertoli in Chianti.
  • Moving around Tuscany by Bike - 2016-02-05 - Interesting in seeing Tuscany on bike? It is possible to do it, as many companies offer bikes, lodging and meals to make your trip hassle-free. Find more tips and suggestions for moving around Tuscany by bicycle.
  • Moving around Tuscany by Car - 2016-02-05 - Tips and suggestions to help prepare for driving around Tuscany and to make the process more simple by knowing ahead of time what to expect.
  • Parks & Gardens in Prato - 2016-02-04 - Visit one of these 6 green parks, adventure parks and open air museums in Prato, only minutes from Florence. Fun, relax and a picnic for great memories in Italy.
  • Tenuta Quadrifoglio - 2016-02-04 - The real Tuscany makes your holiday vacation perfect at Tenuta Quadrifoglio B&B and rental apartments. Close to Volterra, Chianti and San Gimignano.
  • Sarteano - 2016-02-01 - A small village located right between the Val d'Orcia and the Valdichiana to view history dating back to the Etruscans, Middle Ages and Renaissance. Perfect for families and to visit year round.
  • Lorraine - 2016-02-01 - The Lorraine family ruled the Grand Duchy of Tuscany when the last descendant of the Medici family died. They were great patrons of art and of Tuscany.
  • Getting to Tuscany by Car - 2016-02-01 - Practical information for getting to Tuscany by car, such as major roads into into and tips for driving in Italy.
  • Getting to Tuscany by Bus - 2016-02-01 - Practical information on getting to Tuscany by bus from across Italy and Europe, with names of major coach companies traveling to Tuscany.
  • Getting to Tuscany by Train - 2016-02-01 - Practical information on traveling by train, with details on the Tuscany railway system and tips for getting to Tuscany.
  • Visiting Siena with Children - 2016-01-30 - Are you on holiday with children? Here are ideas for places where the whole family can enjoy and take a break from the tourist attractions while you're in Siena.
  • Restaurants in Prato - 2016-01-29 - My list of top restaurants, wine bars and pizzerias to try out in Prato.
  • Porta del Cielo - 2016-01-29 - Join the guided tour
  • Poppi Zoo Park - 2016-01-29 - The Poppi Zoo Park is a one of its kind park in hosting European fauna located in the Casentino valley.
  • Pistoia Underground - 2016-01-28 - Visita guidata di Pistoia Sotterranea per scoprire il camminamento che passa sotto la città e l'Ospedale del Ceppo!
  • OPA Monuments in Siena - 2016-01-28 - Planning to visit the Baptistery, the Crypt and Museum dell'Opera? You might not have planned for it, but we highly recommend you complete your visit in Siena with a stop at all of these sights.
  • Montemurlo - 2016-01-28 - Discover of the Marvels of Italy with a visit to the Rocca at Montemurlo and the panoramic views in all directions: Florence, Prato and Pistoia
  • Happy Hour in Prato - 2016-01-27 - Enjoy Prato after hours at the wide selection of happy hour cafes, bars and restaurants. Choose your style and meld in with the locals.
  • Main events in Lucca - 2016-01-27 - In addition to its lively center, Lucca offers a wide choice of events, festivals, manifestations and concerts throughout the year.
  • How to get to Lucca - 2016-01-27 - Are you arranging a trip to the marvellous city of Lucca in Tuscany? Find here all the practical information for getting to Lucca by car, bus or train.
  • How to get to Barga - 2016-01-27 - If you're planning to visit the medieval town of Barga in Garfagnana, you'll find here some information for reaching the town by car, by bus or train.
  • Exploring Pistoia - 2016-01-27 - Scopri l'itinerario che ti farà ammirare una Pistoia meno conosciuta!
  • Fines in Tuscany - 2016-01-27 - It is unfortunately very common to receive a fine while visiting small towns in Tuscany and Italy. Read our story and don’t count on any special treatment for being a tourist.
  • Garden Art at Fattoria Celle - 2016-01-27 - Explore the beautiful works of outdoor art at the Fattoria del Celle in Santomato, in the province of Pistoia.
  • Main Events in Pistoia - 2016-01-27 - Discover the main events that take place throughout the entire year in Pistoia, which are another way to enrich your visit to this charming city!
  • From Florence to Rosano and Back on MTB - 2016-01-27 - A Challenging MTB ride from Florence to Rosano and back, on dirt roads, with several steep uphills.
  • Fattori - 2016-01-27 - Giovanni Fattori is a famous Tuscan painter and leading figure of Macchiaioli.He painted Tuscany and its people.
  • Contemporary Art Center Luigi Pecci - 2016-01-26 - An innovative Contemporary Arts Center Luigi Pecci on the outskirts of Prato only minutes away from Florence with exhibitions & research open to the public.
  • Eating out in Siena - 2016-01-26 - We present four restaurants in Siena along Via Camollia serving local dishes at reasonable prices.
  • Eating out in Pistoia - 2016-01-26 - Try out some of the best restaurants in downtown Pistoia. Follow your nose as well as my suggestions.
  • Dicomano - 2016-01-26 - Dicomano is a small town at the crossroads between the Mugello, Casentino and Valdisieve valleys near Florence. Discover what to see and do in Dicomano and surroundings.
  • Cerreto Guidi - 2016-01-26 - Visit Cerreto Guidi, a charming village located in Tuscany’s countryside close to Vinci, Florence and the Padule di Fucecchio.
  • Cortona Etruscan Academy Museum - 2016-01-26 - The Etruscan Academy Museum in Cortona displays many Etruscan and Roman artifacts found in the area, plus an interesting collection of artistic masterpieces by Cortona and Tuscan artists.
  • Pitcher and Flaccomio - 2016-01-26 - Pitcher & Flaccomio, a real estate agency in Florence, offers properties for sale ranging from apartments to houses and villas, in Florence downtown or in the beautiful Tuscany countryside
  • Capo Sant'Andrea - 2016-01-25 - Are you planning a vacation on Elba? We recommend you stop at Capo Sant'Andrea during your visit.
  • Alabaster Museum - 2016-01-25 - Volterra is the Italian city of alabaster, the precious, finely carved mineral. The Museum of Alabaster in Volterra collects over 300 artworks in alabaster.
  • A Brief History of Tuscany - 2016-01-22 - Interested in learning more about Tuscany? This brief introduction presents the major historical events that have shaped Tuscany into what it is today.
  • San Gimignano History - 2016-01-15 - At the height of its power, San Gimignano had over 70 tower-houses and became a reference point for anyone traveling along the Via Francigena road and pilgrimage route leading to Rome.
  • Where to Park in Lucca - 2015-12-14 - Useful Information for parking your car in Lucca: find all details on free and paying parking areas, street and parking lots outside and inside the city walls.
  • On the tracks of St Catherine - 2015-12-14 - Follow the steps of St Catherine of Siena and discover art treasures in the church of St Domenico and the home-sanctuary constructed at the place of her home
  • Visit Buonconvento - 2015-12-14 - Recommendation of what to do and see at your visit to this charming village in the Crete Senesi to the south of Siena.
  • Beaches in Versilia - 2015-12-14 - Versilia is quite totally characterized by bathing establishments that offer a wide range of services for all budgets. Free beaches are rare and crowded.
  • Textile Museum Prato - 2015-01-21 - Visit the Textile Museum in Prato to learn about the intricate part it played in the history of this city and its place in the world.
  • Visit Montale - 2015-01-12 - Learn about why Montale is one of the most idyllic small towns to visit in Tuscany with its sweeping hilltop views, delicious restaurants, and local products!
  • New Year's and Epiphany in Pistoia - 2014-12-27 - See what events you can take part of in Pistoia during New Year's and Epiphany as you celebrate the holidays away from home.
  • Pinacoteca in Siena - 2014-12-02 - Visit Pinacoteca Nazionale art gallery of Siena and see old masterpieces of Sienese school paintings.
  • Must sees in Prato - 2014-09-16 - Explore Prato's historical center with our recommendations and suggested itinerary to visit all of the must-see stops in town.
  • Botanical Garden in Siena - 2014-09-16 - The Botanical Museum in Siena includes the the splendid Botanical Garden, open to the public with free entry, and the collections of the Herbarium, which was started in the mid-1800s.
  • Restaurants in Valdarno - 2014-08-28 - Best restaurants in the Valdarno Valley: where to go to have a great and flavorful experience between Firenze and Arezzo in Tuscany.
  • Climate and Weather - 2014-08-25 - Average temperatures in Tuscany and general details on the weather throughout the year and suggestions on the best months to visit Tuscany.
  • The insider story of a contradaiola - 2014-08-20 - Meet a real contradaiola and understand what the Palio and the
  • Palio Tips - 2014-08-15 - Are you going to Siena to watch the Palio? Read these insider's tips on how to avoid the most common mistakes and enjoy this unique experience!
  • Napoleon on Elba - 2014-08-05 - During his exile, Napoleon wandered the island and started many works of improvement in the road networks and more. Follow this itinerary to follow along his footsteps throughout the 9 months of his exile.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa - 2014-07-17 - A short historical note on the Leaning Tower in Pisa with more useful information for visiting it.
  • Frascole Etruscan Site - 2014-06-20 - Visit Frascole and Dicomano, an important Etruscan and Roman crossroads where many relics have been found attesting to the ancient settlements that have been here for centuries.
  • Diotto Scarperia - 2014-06-06 - September is a great month for visiting the Mugello and Scarperia in particular when it celebrates its founding on the 8th of September and puts on a Renaissance fair the weekend before.
  • Live music in Siena - 2014-05-30 - We give you ideas of where to go out in Siena, especially if you are looking for live music and a good evening with friends and good food.
  • Art Courses in Tuscany for a Weekend - 2014-05-19 - Il Magazzino brings together a Medieval hamlet in Tuscany with the luxury of falling into your passion, being photography, cinema, writing, or literature!
  • Santa Maria della Scala - 2014-04-17 - Santa Maria della Scala in Siena is a stunning museum complex displaying many beautiful art works, as well as having great monumental areas. Visit Siena!
  • Bike around Lucca - 2013-10-18 - A proposed 7 day itinerary to discover Lucca and its surroundings by bike.
  • Piccolomini Library - 2013-07-25 - The Piccolomini Library inside the cathedral of Siena is stupendous! Beautiful frescoes full of bright colors and gold details, amazing colored ceiling and marvelous wood book shelves to showcase ancient texts.
  • Square of Miracles - 2013-07-23 - The Square of Miracles is a splendid square rich in artworks which is located in Pisa, Tuscany. Here you can visit the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower, the Baptistry, the graveyard and all the trasures they preserve.
  • Pisa Leaning Tower Tickets - 2013-07-23 - Plan your visit to Pisa & book your tickets online to the Leaning Tower of Pisa now. Ticket numbers are limited, so reserve your spot in line.
  • Tuscany Outlets - 2013-04-29 - Are you looking to do some unforgettable shopping while you're in Tuscany? Here is where you should head to to find the best outlets in Tuscany.
  • San Gimignano 1300 - 2012-09-20 - Our visit to the museum San Gimignano 1300 where the whole city has been reconstructed as it was in the medieval times.
  • Moving around Tuscany by Train - 2012-05-16 - Practical information on the railways in Tuscany and tips on how to move around the region by using the national train system, Trenitalia.
  • Snorkeling in Elba - 2010-11-22 - Are you a snorkeling lover? Then Elba is the place for you! Find the best places for snorkeling on Elba.
  • Arnolfo di Cambio - 2010-08-12 - Arnolfo di Cambio was one of the greatest artists between 13th and 14th century. Architect and sculptor he inspired the Renaissance revolution.
  • Cimabue - 2010-07-28 - Cimabue is a famous Tuscan painter of the 13th century. He was the teacher of Giotto. He left many masterpieces around Tuscany that really deserve to be seen and admired.
  • The Battle of Anghiari - 2010-02-18 - During the Battle of Anghiari in 1440, Florentine armies fought against Milanese armies in the valley at the feet of Anghiari. The Florentines won the battle, commissioning a fresco from Leonardo da Vinci as celebration.

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