Tuscany Travel Tips

By Edoardo Pucciarelli | Places to visit, Food to taste, and Things to do

St. Joseph Rice Doughnuts Recipe

The day before...<p>Zest the lemon and the orange, then squeeze out the orange juice into a glass. You will need zests and juice.<p>Place milk, sugar and …

Cooking

Why you should plan a spring break in Tuscany

<b>Spring is a pleasant time to visit Tuscany</b> and its beauties. If you are planning your upcoming holiday and you haven’t booked your flight ticket yet, …

Mediterranean

Where is Tuscany? Useful map of the region

Being one of the most visited destinations on earth I could assume that every one knows how to respond to the question <b>where is Tuscany?</b> But during …

Mediterranean

Celebrating Women's Day in Tuscany

On March 8th people celebrate the <b>International Women’s Day</b>. This post is dedicated to them, hoping they can enjoy this important day traveling around …

Mediterranean

Romantic Getaways for Valentine's Day in Tuscany

Visit the <b>Boboli Gardens</b> before to cross the Arno through the <b>Ponte Vecchio</b> admiring the many artisan jewelries and stop to buy a gold ring to your …

Tuscany tour in 3 days between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia

In spite of the freezing cold that is covering Italy during these first days of the 2017, we had the desire to take a short break after all Christmas …

Mediterranean

Cenci, the traditional pastries of Carnival

Put the flour into a bowl or on a wooden pastry board. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour all the eggs, salt, liquor and sugar.<p>Mix all …

Baking

Tuscany in winter, the pros and cons

Starting from the premise that a holiday in Tuscany is always a good idea, you may have reasonable doubts about <b>Tuscany in winter</b> considering the …

Mediterranean

Carnival of Viareggio

<b>Carnival of Viareggio</b> in Tuscany is one of the most important and relevant Carnival events of Italy and Europe. It became famous thanks to its unique …

Mediterranean

Skiing in Tuscany is possible

When winter comes, the desire of <b>skiing in Tuscany</b> grows for all lovers of snow and mountain. Tuscany is not only a summer destination. It’s a great …

Mediterranean

Befana, an Italian Christmas folklore

In my family we used to fill socks also with traditional <b>Befanini cookies.</b> If you are interested to know more about Christmas cakes, have a look at …

Mediterranean

Christmas in Tuscany. The best things to do

Tuscany probably won’t be the first thought when you plan a travel during winter or Christmas time. If you are asking yourself if it is worth spend a</b> …

Tuscany

The F-Light Florence Light Festival

These days, in occasion of the <b>F-Light Florence Light Festival</b>, special and new lights brighten Florence downtown. Christmas lights illuminate the …

Mediterranean

Dan Brown's Inferno self-guided tour of Florence

It may sounds weird writing an article suggesting to explore the birth place of Renaissance walking a <b>Dan Brown’s Inferno self-guided tour of …

Castagnaccio, the chestnut cake recipe

<b>The Castagnaccio</b> is a simple and delicious dessert of the Tuscan tradition. The main ingredients of this chestnut cake recipe are water and chestnut …

The world premiere of Inferno the movie in Florence

The first performance of third chapter of this best-selling trilogy will “burn” the Capital of the Italian Renaissance with unmissable (only for the …

Enjoy your Autumn Holidays in Tuscany

Even though along the coast summer seems still here with some people resting in the sun and swimming into the sea, the fall came a couple of weeks …

It's time for grape harvest in Tuscany

In Tuscany, the period that goes from the end of August to the beginning of October, is the time for <b>one the most important activities of our local</b> …

Wine

The things to do in Pisa beyond the leaning tower

I bet that almost everybody have heard about the Square of Miracles and leaning tower of Pisa, that every year attract millions of tourists from …

Tuscany

The treasures of the Cathedral of Siena

Taking advantage of a sunny and spring-like weather, even if we are well into the autumn, we decided to take a <b>daily tour in Siena</b>, one of the most …

Pietrasanta, the Little Athens of Italy

Pietrasanta is a lovely medieval town known for its marble and bronze workshops, artists and monuments. It is named the <b>Little Athens of Italy</b>, thanks …

Certaldo, the medieval village of the poet Boccaccio

Here are the main attractions of Certaldo:<p>Palazzo Pretorio<p><b>Palazzo Pretorio and the church of San Tommaso e Prospero</b><p>The most iconic place of Certaldo …

Mediterranean

The sad story of Sant’Anna di Stazzema massacre

Here is how things happened during the retirement of Nazis from their retirement during their Italy’s occupation.<p>During the Nazis’ bombardments many …

Medici Masters of Florence, the new TV show

Dustin Hoffman as Giovanni de Medici<p>Richard Madden as Cosimo de Medici<p>Stuart Martin as Lorenzo de Medici<p>The story of Medici Masters of Florence<p>In …

An Unconventional Tour of San Gimignano

The <b>Manhattan of the Middle Age</b> is must-see for almost all the people that are traveling in Tuscany. That’s why an <b>unconventional tour of San</b> …

The Via Francigena in Tuscany

<b>The Via Francigena in Tuscany</b> represented for many years in the past, a <b>route for pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome</b>. Today it keeps being a popular …

Beaches in Tuscany Part III - The Southern Maremma

The southern part of <b>Maremma</b> is considered by most of the people as the Tuscan area with the most beautiful beaches in Tuscany. The majority of …

Mediterranean

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial

The very first time I went to the <b>Florence American Cemetery</b> was when I was a teenager. I accompanied my father in Florence for business, and during …

Military History