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Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape

You might be surprised that Tuscany has islands! Elba, Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri, Pianosa, Gorgona and Montecristo are all part of the Tuscan Archipelago. Let’s explore them together. Tuscany conjures images of winding white roads nestled lined with cypress trees, within a breath-taking hillside, so it may surprise you that this region also happens … Read More

Italy Travel
The Tuscan Coast: Exploring Historical Towns

The Tuscan Coast: Exploring Historical Towns

From the wild Tyrrhenian Sea to the soft hills of Maremma, let’s take a virtual walk down the Tuscan Coast to explore its prettiest historical towns. The fascinating Etruscan civilization settled in Tuscany around the 8th century BCE, giving birth to one of the most advanced cultures of Western civilization. The Etruscans tended to settle …Read More
July 10, 2019
Italy Travel
Elba Island: a Short Guide to its Beaches and More

Elba Island: a Short Guide to its Beaches and More

Elba Island is a nature-lover’s paradise, with great beaches, fantastic hikes, but also savoury wines! Famous for the place of Napoleon’s exile, the island’s regenerative powers did nothing but give the French leader renewed energy – returning from exile, he hit the battlefield with more force than ever. The island is a gem of the …Read More
July 3, 2019

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Food in Tuscany
How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

While wine tasting is a common activity, you might not know that a similar process is done with EVOO! Extravirgin olive oil tasting is an unique experience because it allows you to learn more about the aromas, the colors and the characteristics of a territory. With these handy guide you will be able to taste …Read More
June 27, 2019
Italy Travel
Sustainable Travel in Italy: Conscious Choices for your Holiday

Sustainable Travel in Italy: Conscious Choices for your Holiday

These conscious choices will help you plan sustainable travel in Italy that will support the local economy and environment in line with your ethical lifestyle. Gustav Flaubert said “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” It comes as no surprise that the list for wandering about almost …Read More
June 20, 2019
Italy Travel
The Palio of Siena, the world’s most famous horse race

The Palio of Siena, the world’s most famous horse race

The Palio of Siena is one of the most famous horseracing events in the world, remaining an important and vital part of Sienese culture for centuries. The Palio is held twice a year, on July 2 and August 16, when horses are raced around the town’s medieval piazza del Campo, but the Palio is much …Read More
June 13, 2019
Italy Travel
What to see and do in Montalcino

What to see and do in Montalcino

Montalcino is one of those idyllic Italian towns that become impossible to forget, a place that still today vaunts its sixteenth-century appearance: this picturesque town is entirely surrounded by still-intact fortified walls.  Montalcino‘s location only adds to its beauty, as it’s situated just south of Siena in the beautiful Val d’Orcia. The breathtaking town is not only …Read More
May 29, 2019
Italy Travel
Italian Cities and Their Cocktails: What to Drink Where

Italian Cities and Their Cocktails: What to Drink Where

Think cocktails and a quaint piazza in Italy… what could possibly more ideal than partaking in the local pastime of imbibing before or after dinner with one of Italy’s most iconic drinks? Preferably with good company and a story to tell, like those that Italian cocktails tend to coax out as the night goes on. …Read More
May 23, 2019
Italy Travel
Nature Holidays in Italy: 7 spots to digital detox

Nature Holidays in Italy: 7 spots to digital detox

Now all the rage, digital detox or nature holidays are a much needed feature of modern life. Here in Italy there are numerous options where you can unplug, disconnect and rediscover real life, immersed in beautiful natural surroundings. In this article, I suggest a six places in Italy for your nature holiday. An old mill …Read More
May 20, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

Misconceptions about Italian food: 14 irritating clichés

There are many misconceptions about Italian food. These clichés irritate Italians: food is serious business. Set aside those spaghetti & meatballs and read up! Italian cuisine—whether professionally procured or home-cooked—is a complex expression of a rich and multifaceted regional tangle. Generalising and leaning on clichés ticks Italians off. Here are a few examples that personally …Read More
May 16, 2019
Italy Travel
Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

  Part of our wine travel guide series, Sicily is known for volcanic Etna wines. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do in Sicily.   From hilly to volcanic areas, including the islands, grape growing covers thousands of some of the greenest hectares in Italy. Wine tourism is on …Read More
May 9, 2019
Italy Travel
Vintage Tours in Italy: nostalgic shopping, cars and more

Vintage Tours in Italy: nostalgic shopping, cars and more

If you’re into vintage clothing or cars, Italy’s got plenty of nostalgia: vintage tours can be found around the country depending on your passion! Whether you want to decorate your new home or deck yourself out to the nines, this country will without a doubt provide you with unique mementos. So with our little vintage …Read More
May 6, 2019