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Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

Italy Travel

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!

Italy Travel
Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

Siena food markets: a tasty shopping guide

One of the best ways to experience Italy’s culture and flavours is to shop at a local market. From North to South, every city or small town has its own weekly market where you can buy seasonal fruit, vegetables, cheese, fresh fish and meat but also cheap clothing, shoes, bags, kitchen supplies and more! These …Read More
April 29, 2019
Italy Travel
Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Beyond the floating city of Venice, the Veneto is famous for Amarone! This itinerary is a wine lovers’ travel guide with what to eat, drink and see in Veneto. The Italian region of the Veneto, which includes the famous cities of Venice, Padova and Verona, is a surprising destination that goes well beyond the cities, …Read More
April 17, 2019
Italy Travel
Visiting the Most Important Historical Monuments in Italy

Visiting the Most Important Historical Monuments in Italy

Most people visit Italy for the historical monuments, as well as for the food and gorgeous landscapes. Here are some practical tips on which historical monuments to visit and how to make the best of them – notably, how to avoid the crowds! If you’re an art buff, you can spend your days wandering through …Read More
April 9, 2019
Italy Travel
Easter in Tuscany: what to do and where to go

Easter in Tuscany: what to do and where to go

Planning on spending Easter in Tuscany? Plan ahead with our tips on what to do and where to go to make the most of this busy holiday season. Easter or “Pasqua” in Italy is a very important religious holiday in Italy peppered with days of traditional events all over the boot; expect holy processions and …Read More
April 4, 2019
Italy Travel
Lombardy wine travel guide: an itinerary in Franciacorta Territory

Lombardy wine travel guide: an itinerary in Franciacorta Territory

  This article is part of our wine travel guide series, and this time we’re going to Lombardy, an area in Northern Italy that is known for Franciacorta. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do, see and eat in Lombardy.   A region boasting myriad charms from hills to …Read More
March 25, 2019
Italy Travel
13 Hilarious Italian Expressions You Should Definitely Use

13 Hilarious Italian Expressions You Should Definitely Use

There are a few Italian expressions that will have you laughing when you hear them, especially in translation. Let’s learn a few to use on your next trip! Making daily language mishaps in Italian has become part of my daily routine. The second I start to feel most confident, throwing out expressions without thinking, is …Read More
March 11, 2019
Italy Travel
Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

Tuscany Books: A Literary Guide to Visiting Tuscany

There is just something about the bewitching landscape of Tuscany that has long inspired writers from the time of Boccaccio to the modern day: just think of Francis Mayes’ 1996 literary bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun. What better way to discover Italy than through literary personalities who have not only traveled through this immense and …Read More
February 26, 2019
Italy Travel
Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

Churches in Florence to Put on your Must-See List

  There are so many churches in Florence, it’s hard to know which ones to visit! Here’s a mix of famous basilicas and more intimate churches we recommend for your next visit, with a bit of history and photos to tempt you. Churches in Florence: the most famous ones Santa Croce Several years ago, I …Read More
February 7, 2019
Italy Travel
Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

Alto Adige Wine Travel Guide: a Gewürztraminer guide & itinerary

  From our wine travel guide series by Eleonora aka @enozioni, an itinerary for the mountainous area of Alto Adige, making Gewürztraminer wine, with what to see and most importantly what to drink!   Nature all round and striking mountains set the scene for outdoor excursions and food and wine tastings. Exploring the Wine Road …Read More
February 5, 2019
Italy Travel
Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Why Winter in Italy is the Best Time to Visit

Although beaches and sun may draw you to Italy, there’s lots of reasons Winter in Italy is the best time to visit! Let us convince you. “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino   I dare say that the Tuscan-born controversial Italian intellectual, Pietro Aretino, had a point. …Read More
January 29, 2019