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Siena: what to do and where to visit

Famous for its cuisine, medieval cityscape and its horse race held twice every year, known as the Palio, Siena is a must-see for anyone willing to explore what Tuscany has to offer in its different cities and towns. Local legend … Continue reading

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Tuscany Towns: San Gimignano

  San Gimignano is one of the most famous and charming hilltop towns in Tuscany, Italy. And for good reason. Known for its towers (and its award-winning gelato), San Gimignano is the perfect representation of a well-preserved medieval hilltop town. … Continue reading

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Italian Epiphany: eat, drink…and sweep?

If you’re looking for a great excuse to break any new year diet resolutions, head to Italy! 6th January is the Epiphany day, marking the date Jesus was shown to be the son of God. On this day, Italian families … Continue reading

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Flag Throwing in Florence: a medieval spectacular

Italians love a good celebration, even (or especially) if that means commemorating a victory dating back to Medieval times! Special occasions in Florence and Tuscany generally are often marked with street parades featuring flag throwers. The art of flag throwing … Continue reading

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Project Pyramid: the rolling (& pointy) hills of Tuscany

It seems those rolling Tuscan hills aren’t always as undulating as once thought. In the small town of Rosano Fiorentino near Pontassieve, an archaeological project is underway in Tuscany after the discovery of three rather pointy hilltops. It is believed … Continue reading

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Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: How to Pack

Packing well can mean the difference for a great holiday in Italy, which is why we have put together some travel advice for packing and preparing for a trip to Italy. 1. Many accommodations in Italy are not equipped with … Continue reading

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UCI Road World Championships in Florence, Italy

We love a good bike ride in Tuscany, but the upcoming UCI Road World Championships takes pedal power to a whole new level! Many roads in the Florence city centre will be blocked off from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th September, … Continue reading

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Fairytale wedding in Italy… just not as you imagined!

We love sharing great Italy stories on our tours and thought we’d also share this funny Italian fable, How the Devil Married Three Sisters. It featured in Italian Popular Tales by Thomas Frederick Crane, whilst an alternative version titled Silver … Continue reading

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Learning Italian: Italy’s 3 magic words

Travelling to Italy, you may wish to be prepared with a few key words of Italian to get you by. Of course there is ‘Grazie’ (thank you) – making sure to also pronounce the e at the end, like grazi-è, … Continue reading

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Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: Communication

Visiting Italy? We’ve created a series of fun videos that provide serious points of Italy travel advice and the first one is out now!         Be sure your immersion into the Italian culture doesn’t turn into a … Continue reading

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