Tuscany

A tour of less known Tuscany
Sunday, June 15TH, 2014 by
Lucca Duomo di San Martino by hiddedevries, on Flickr   Everyone knows Florence and the Chianti area, but there are lesser known, yet equally breathtaking places you can visit in Tuscany. Let me tell you about one of my favorite itineraries!  Lucca is the first stop of our...
Pitigliano
Sunday, June 08TH, 2014 by
Pitigliano by Night (www.wikimedia.org)   The town of Pitigliano is located in the Maremma area within the province of Grosseto. The Maremma is an area known for its natural beauty, which is mostly protected by the state through the presence of a national park. Rising about 313...
Bicycling in Tuscany
Saturday, May 10TH, 2014 by
Travel by Bike in Italy Up until now, we have been talking about biking in terms of those big, powerful shiny machines that roar through the countryside. Now I am going to talk to you about traditional biking, that is, on a two wheel vehicle with pedals and transmission chains, that gets you to...
Museums in Florence
Sunday, April 28TH, 2013 by Anna De Filippo
Museums in Florence Florence is renowned  for being the culla del Rinascimento, the birthplace of Renaissance, as well as one of the major art towns in the country. Everybody from "the Boot"- Italy is called so because of its peculiar shape!- knows the famous museums and places of cultural...
Vallombrosa
Thursday, November 29TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Vallombrosa: a natural haven of peace in Tuscany Considering the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere at Vallombrosa, the motto Ora et labora, pray and work, was certainly used by its monks, since the earliest times.   Vallombrosa is actually known for its perfect combination of nature and calm:  ...
Arezzo
Saturday, August 25TH, 2012 by
  Piazza Grande in Arezzo. Ph. depositphoto.com/scrisman     100,140 inhabitants. Arezzo is a beautiful city in Tuscany, and like the rest of the region it offers a spectacular scenes of medieval buildings and harmonious architecture, right in the middle of four gorgeous...
Garfagnana: the ideal destination for nature lovers.
Wednesday, February 08TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Garfagnana: the ideal destination for nature lovers.   Tuscany is one of the most varied regions of Italy, thanks to the different sceneries and geographical areas it offers: sea, countryside and mountains. However, there is an area which may not be on the most beaten of tracks, but is well...
Il Parco della Maremma: Maremma Park
Friday, December 30TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Il Parco della Maremma: Maremma Park     The area of Maremma is renowned for the preservation of its territory and nature and the Parco della Maremma is certainly one of the greatest results of this policy. In fact, the park keeps untouched nature alive at its purest state. The Parco della...
Lago di Chiusi, Tuscany
Thursday, October 20TH, 2011 by
Just a 'stone's throw' from well-known towns such as Pienza and Montepulciano, and  close to the borders with Umbria, the small lake of Chiusi sits in a basin between hills, and permits visitors a peek into its tranquil world.  If you happen to be in the area, it is definitely worth stopping by.  ...
Lucca
Friday, July 15TH, 2011 by
If there were heaven on Earth,  Tuscany would be it. Each one of its towns is better then the other, and Lucca is not an exception.  It's an amazing combination of Roman layout and medieval architecture. Its medieval walls are, still today, one of its main tourist attractions. Lucca is part of...

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