Tuscany

Posts from visits to the Tuscany region in central Italy

Lucca Church

How to spend a day (or more) in Lucca

Famous for its Renaissance walls, a Roman theatre-shaped piazza and its famous opera singing son Puccini, Lucca has enough sights to keep you entertained for at least a couple days. But stay longer and sink into Lucca’s relaxed vibe and some of the best food in Tuscany. Its compact...

How to spend a day (or more) in Siena

Located 75km south of Florence, Siena is a town rich in medieval history. The city centres around Piazza del Campo and the nearby Duomo, the city’s two most recognizable landmarks. Il Campo, shaped like a shell with the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia at its...

Why you should stay overnight in Pisa

Pisa is often seen as a quick stop on the way between towns with more to see. I’m looking at you Florence! A joy to wander in the early morning, consider breaking up your Italy travel time with an overnight in Pisa. My previous two hour stopover experience On a previous trip to...

Driving the Crete Senesi and wine tasting in a castle

After two days visiting Montepulciano and the Val d’Orcia, we were heading north to the Chianti Region. This is a region well known for its wine varieties. It’s no surprise that wine tasting was the main reason for this part of the trip. When I found out we could do a wine...

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