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

How to reach from Lucca to Cinque Terre In case you are thinking about a tour to visit Cinque Terre, we cad advise to choose small tours, especially small tours by minivan with a number limited to people.  Regulars day tours from Lucca to Cinque Terre: Bellaitaliatour scheduled regular tours on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday all year around. Free pick up and drop off from every Hotel in the city area. Small group with a max to 8 people group with tour guide so you feel you free to ask

How to reach from Pisa to Cinque Terre In case you are thinking about a tour to visit Cinque Terre, we cad advise to choose small tours, especially small tours by minivan with a number limited to people. Below some tour operator in the area Regulars day tours from Pisa to Cinque Terre: Bellaitaliatour scheduled regular tours on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday all year around. Free pick up and drop off from every Hotel in the city area. Small group with a max to 8 people group. Itinerary includes just boats

The Best Things To Visit in Lucca During a Day Trip Lucca is a city rich in history and art. The roman city has been able to preserve itself during the endless battles before, and then and with the Unification of Italy, preserving their city. Lucca is the same as ever as many people said! Lucca 7 things to do. Lucca tour is just a way to visit the city Also called as “the city of one hundred Churches”, five hundred years of freedom add their weight to the history of

Discover The Legend of The Invention of Chickpea Flatbread Legend has fixed its origin of Chickpea Pie (Farinata di Ceci) at the end of the war between the maritime republics of Genoa and Pisa, to be exact in 1284. We are in the days of the battle of Meloria and the victorious Genovese are going to navigate to their city, carrying on board many Pisan prisoners. A storm, however, makes it difficult to return to Liguria. The wind raged and the ship is chaos: the sacks of chickpeas in the