Cinque Terre is one of the most fascinating destinations in Italy, on the bucket list of many visitors from across the world. Nowadays, these five little towns overlooking a crystal-clear sea are as famous as other top tourist attractions like Rome, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and Tuscany. Speaking of Tuscany, if you are planning a holiday to this marvelous region, it would be easy for you to plan a day trip to the five Cinque Terre towns too. They are located 130 km from Livorno, where many cruise ships dock

If you are planning to go to Tuscany, Italy, you may have been charmed by some friends’ travelling stories, or by the stunning pictures. The bright countryside where the sun is always shining, the shimmering blue sea, the fairy-tale-like little villages on top of the hills – Tuscany is all that, for sure. But what is the best time to visit Tuscany and best appreciate all its wonders? Contrary to what you may think, Italy is not all year round the agreeable sunny land we would expect – you can

If you have been to Volterra before, you surely know alabaster: a particular kind of stone, lightly colored and translucent, used to sculpture small and not-too-small artifacts. The streets and narrow alleys around Volterra are full of shops and workshops in which tourists can admire and buy almost every kind of alabaster-thing: from little ornamental eggs to giant statues. In this post we wanted to collect for you some facts and curiosities about Volterra and its alabaster, one of the finest craftsmanship in Tuscany. Did you know that the alabaster

In Tuscany, the weather in Spring is just perfect to stay outside: warm and generally sunny. Nature is colorful and smells of flowers. Spring is the period in which Tuscan people have picnics (or even rich outdoor meals) to celebrate Easter and other festivities. But Spring in Tuscany can be a little rainy too: so, be careful, and try to have an indoor alternative plan! So, if you’re planning a visit in Tuscany in Spring, you can try a lot of outdoor activities: in cities, villages, in the countryside, in

Just like many Italian regions, Tuscany is rich in ancient towns and villages. They have a special power – the power of bringing every visitor back in time, to when the houses were built in stones, noblemen used to live in mighty towers, and little towns grew within the perimeter of their walls. Indeed, all these places have some kind of magic, some of them are so well-preserved to seem like a dream. San Gimignano is doubtless one of them. Where is San Gimignano? San Gimignano is situated right in

Broadly speaking, all Tuscan wines are worth a tasting. Likewise, the places where they are produced are worth a visit – they are rich in nature, beautiful panoramas and pleasant villages. Here, we will tell you about three varieties among the best Tuscan wines. To have the chance to taste them gets you in touch with ancient and refined flavours, and gives you the key to discover some of the most magical corners in Tuscany. Chianti and Chianti Classico Chianti wine is doubtless the most popular red Tuscan wine abroad,

Is your wish list crowded with too many ideas for your cruise excursion in Italy? Not sure which one to choose? we understand, it’s quite difficult to decide, but if you have a one day stop at the port of Leghorn (Livorno) with your cruise  we have some interesting suggestions for you! Small and classic ideas if it is your first time in Tuscany, and 3 great places to visit for you that are looking for something off the beaten paths. And if you want to try something different, not

There is no doubt that Florence is one of the most amazing cities in Italy, probably in the world, thanks to its rich cultural history. Talented artists and architects have lived and worked in Florence over the centuries: Giotto, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello, and many more. Here, they left their print, which everyone can still see and appreciate, such as beautiful monuments, churches, palaces, and works of art. If you think how extraordinary all of this is, you will be thrilled to know that Florence can unveil other pleasant surprises. It

Chianti wine is one of the most popular Italian wines, especially in the US. You may have heard about it, or even tasted it. Maybe, you bought a fancy fiasco bottle of Chianti in a store once, to make a good impression with friends or relatives. Or maybe, you don’t know anything about this wine at all. Whether you are a wine lover or a wine probie, one thing is for sure, a Chianti wine tasting in a real Chianti cellar is an experience worth doing at least once in

If you ask someone what is the not-to-be-missed place in Italy, you will probably get the following answer: Tuscany. However, few know exactly where Tuscany is. Everybody has heard about it at least once in his and her lifetime. Many know at least something about its rolling hills, stunning landscape, excellent food and wine, historical cities and villages. For its well-known qualities, you may think of Tuscany as a place only existing in dreams, but the truth is that you can reach it and enjoy it, for sure. You just

Chianti Classico Chianti Classico is located in an area between Florence and Siena and probably is the most common Tuscany wine knowed in the world wide. The famous of this area begin 300 years ago (1716) about when Cosimo III de Medici decided to define the border of the area and assign the actually name of Chianti Classino. In that time, Chianti was made just 100% Sangiovese. Later, in 1837, Baron Ricasoli difenid new rules in the area and assigne the possibility to mix 70% Sangiovese with 15% Cannaiolo (indigenous

Exclusive Tuscany Day Tours to Enjoy the Real Beauty of Tuscan Cities, Monuments and Foods It’s really difficult to explore the whole Tuscany in one day. Also Weekly Tours are limited, because Tuscany is peraphs the Italian Region with the most beautiful places to visit. So, to help you deciding what to see and what to do in Tuscany in just One Day, we have grouped the Best Tuscany Tours in 3 main categories: Art and Culture Tuscany Tours Food and Wine Tours Rural Tuscany Tours All these tours can

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower Florence’s cathedral stands tall over the city with its magnificent Renaissance dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, with the baptistery of St. John right across. The cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. The History of The Cathedral The cathedral was begun at the end of the 13th century by Arnolfo di Cambio, and the dome, which dominates the exterior, was added in the 15th

A Marvellous Medieval Village To Visit in Tuscan Hills This town is a beautiful example of Tuscan Medieval Village on the top of Siena hills, also known for the wine: Nobile of Montepulciano. The Real Tuscany, Preserved by Ancient Walls Inside the ancient walls, that in the past time maintained safe the inhabitants from the attack of the soldiers coming from Florence, the historical centre developes through narrow roads. When you walking inside the centre you can taste the flavour of the history, you can see by your eyes the