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Five Ancient Roman Roads That Still Exist Today

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Discover the best destinations in Tuscany and Italy through their art, culture and nature. We encourage you to travel in Italy’s cities and countryside with our itineraries and tips. If you love wine, you’ll enjoy tasting wine not only in Tuscany but around Italy, so we’ve provided guides for wine tourism in Italy’s top wine producing areas. We’ve also thought about the best destinations around Italy for travel at different times of year, where to enjoy beaches, unique foods or traditions or the most important works of art. There are a lot of articles dedicated to Tuscany, a region that we know is on most people’s Italian vacation bucket list; of all the places to visit in Italy, Tuscany has the highest concentration of great art cities, combined with gastronomic treasures, great wine and beautiful landscapes. So follow along with our suggestions while planning your trip to Italy!

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Five Ancient Roman Roads That Still Exist Today

Five Ancient Roman Roads That Still Exist Today

All roads lead to Rome?The deep history of Italy is apparent on a daily basis: many of its ancient Roman roads are still in use today! Here are five of them. Surely you’ve heard the old adage “all roads lead to Rome;” it exists precisely because ancient Romans excelled at creating an … Read More

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Cinque Terre: what you need to know before visiting

Cinque Terre: what you need to know before visiting

The Cinque Terre, a picturesque series of villages on the sea in Liguria, is now one of Italy’s top destinations, to the point of overcrowding. Use our guide to plan your trip: learn what five towns make up this area, a bit about each one, what to eat and what wine to drink, and most …Read More
August 29, 2019
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Lovely Le Marche: Why You Should Go and What You Should See

Lovely Le Marche: Why You Should Go and What You Should See

With overtourism swelling Italy’s great cities it can be easy to write off the country as one large Disneyworld heaving with large groups of tourists all angling to get the best “hey, I was there once” photo, but instead, what you really should be doing is exploring some of its other, quieter regions instead. The …Read More
August 7, 2019
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Best Beaches in Tuscany for every taste

Best Beaches in Tuscany for every taste

Tuscany’s beaches are among the most beautiful in Italy; from the unspoiled Maremma to the popular Versilia, each beach has its own characteristics. Some may be more family-friendly, others hard to reach and perfect to bring your own bottle of rosé, and others still are famous for their bars, making them ideal to sip a …Read More
July 29, 2019
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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 to be …Read More
July 17, 2019
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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
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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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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
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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
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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