The Origins of the City The origins of the city are rather uncertain, but in any case it is in recent times that the city has come into its own. After Pisa fell to the Florentines (1405), Livorno passed under Genoa which a few years later ceded it to Florence for 100,000 florins. On 28

Welcome to Chianti, Wine Region of Tuscany Introduction Situated between Florence and Siena there is a third city, known as Chianti. This third city is formed of castles, fortress, towers, farms, Romanesque churches, rectories and chapels. The vineyards in this picturesque part of Tuscany produce the grapes used in namesake Chianti and Chianti Classico: world-famous

Introduction Unlike the other major art centres of Tuscany, Pisa is practically devoid of great Renaissance monuments for, in fact she made her fortune and accumulated her art treasures mainly during the Middle Ages. Actually, the peak of Pisa’s economic and political power was reached in the 12th-13th centuries when Pisa ships ruled the Tyrrhenian

The City Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa and lies between the valley of Era and Cecina. Built on a hilly Pliocene ridge 545 metres a.s.l. surrounded by two defensive walls, one Etruscan and the other Medieval, it is one of the most important centres of Tuscany, for its monuments which testify 3,000

The La Spezia shore excursions need to feature on your next holiday destination La Spezia is an important Port on the western coast of Italy in the Ligurian region and is a major stop for Mediterranean cruise ships and passengers often stop at as it is a main departing point to visit the renewed mountainside

Cinque Terre is a very particular Italian destination. Appreciated for a long time by foreign visitors, especially from the US and Northern Europe, lately, it has been living a sudden growth that makes it renowned all over the world. Under the name of Cinque Terre we find five old fishermen villages perched on the Ligurian

Are you planning a visit to Volterra and you are not sure about what you should see first? Here you’ll find 4 different things to do in the small, ancient city and everything you need to know to plan your visit. 1. Discover the Etruscan Volterra The site where the modern Volterra is found has

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

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

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

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

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

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

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