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Tuscan Archipelago: why you should take an Island Escape
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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 […]
July 17, 2019

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 […]
July 3, 2019

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 […]
May 20, 2019

Amalfi Coast: a food and wine lovers’ itinerary

The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations. A place where mountains plunge into the shining waters and beaches are warmed up by the sun almost year-round. This small piece of heaven on earth is also world-renowned for its delicious food and high-quality wines. Use our guide to create an itinerary that any […]
May 13, 2019

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 […]
May 6, 2019

Easter Menu: What my Tuscan family eats for Pasqua

  What do you eat for Easter? Giulia shares her Tuscan family’s Easter menu that mostly relies on family traditions passed down by her grandmother.     My family is quite traditional when it comes to celebrating festivities with food. We have a collection of traditional Easter recipes that we make year after year. Sometimes […]
April 11, 2019

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 […]
April 4, 2019
December holidays in Italy

December Holidays in Italy: Where and When to Go

Christmas in Italy is beautiful. The decked-out streets are a feast for the eyes with decorations and sparkling lights, stores have Christmas displays in the windows, cities organize fun activities for families and children and the air is filled with a particular “magic” that is not easy to explain with words… you just have to […]
December 3, 2018
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Good places to visit on holiday this Autumn in Tuscany

After a sweltering hot summer, you better believe that we are ready for the deliciousness that autumn brings to Tuscany. The days might be shorter, but that only makes us appreciate each soft, perfect sunny day even more. Autumn means a changing of the seasons, most aptly noted in a pleasing-to-the-eyes landscape of yellow, orange, […]
September 6, 2018

Tuscany with Kids: tips for smooth traveling with children

Beaches, pizza and gelato – holidaying in Tuscany with kids is straightforward enough. True, the steep hilltop towns pose a challenge to pushing a pram, but the car-free medieval town squares make for scenic alternatives to the usual playgrounds. And while streets and alleys may be bumpy, they all eventually lead to a village café […]
August 9, 2018