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5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

5 great off-season activities in Tuscany

Tuscany is a fabulous and picturesque part of Italy, understandably popular with visitors who enjoy the great cities, art and architecture and wonderful food and wine. Throughout the summer months the main cities, Florence, Pisa and Siena can be unbearably hot and while the hills and mountains are generally cooler, accommodation there is expensive and […]

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels in Tuscany

The 5 most luxurious castle hotels in Tuscany

Although Sardinia (Porto Cervo) and the Amalfi Coast are Italy’s most well-known luxury holiday destinations, the country has much more exclusiveness to offer, such as private snow lodges and cabins in the mountains, luxurious masseria in Apulia, or (one of my personal favorites) castle hotels in Tuscany.  Here I share with you the 5 most […]

Win a week's stay in a luxury vacation rental

Win a week’s stay in a luxury vacation rental

If you quite like the idea of winning 7 nights in a luxury vacation rental in Bali, Costa Rica or Italy, plus $3,000 towards airfares, get yourself along to the Flipkey blog where they’re running their own “flippin’ awesome vacation giveaway”.  (FlipKey, in case you’re not already familiar, is a vacation rental website owned by […]

The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

The most luxurious places in Northern Tuscany: Riviera-Versilia

Versilia Riviera, set on the Northern Tuscany coast, has become a favourite retreat for celebrities and wealthy vacationers. Its reputation dates to the 1960s, when industrialists made wealthy by a booming economy chose Versilia as a place to get away – followed soon thereafter by the Prince and Princess of Piedmont, who eventually chose Viareggio’s […]

Savour the charms of a Tuscan country garden

Savour the charms of a Tuscan country garden

Italians are as passionate about their gardens as the English and that love is evident in Invitation to Tuscany‘s latest range of holiday homes where the outdoor space is every bit as special as the indoor. Lavender, oleander and roses provide colour and fragrance, stately holm oaks and silvery olive trees provide the accents, while […]

Essential Italy's guide to food festivals in Tuscany

Essential Italy’s guide to food festivals in Tuscany

From Spring to Autumn Tuscany is full to the brim with villages which hold special events to celebrate typical foods and unusual dishes with frogs, ostriches and steaks all being showcased! Invariably the villagers come out in force and dinners are followed by dancing and evening markets.  Essential Italy‘s favourites include: 28th, 29th, 30th May […]