Tuscany Travel Tips

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

Calcio storico, a rough pitch for “Lost in Florence”

A <b>new</b> <b>movie</b> set in Florence has been launched and this time with the <i>Calcio Storico</i> as background. I am talking about <b>Lost in Florence</b>, a romantic drama …

Europe

Floating Umbrellas in Pietrasanta

<b>This summer 2017</b> more than one thousand of colored, lively, <b>flying umbrella colors the sky over the art town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany</b>. Of green, red, …

Europe

The glittering Luminara of San Ranieri in Pisa

<b>The city switches off all electric lights. O</b>nly the light of the candles illuminates the darkness. Imagine going back to an age where there was no …

Beaches in Tuscany, Part II - The Etruscan Coast

<b>The main beaches of the Etruscan Coast</b><p>Romito<p>In the south of <i>Livorno</i>, along the coastal road called <i>Romito</i>, there are <b>spectacular rocks overlooking</b> the …

Beaches

Beaches in Tuscany, Part I - Versilia and Apuan Coast

When you think to Tuscany your mind goes immediately to the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia or to the medieval towns and Renaissance cities. But <b>Tuscany</b> …

Testaroli of Lunigiana a tasty specialty of Tuscany

Mix the flour with warm water and a pinch of salt, until you obtain a very soft batter.<p>Let stand for about 10 minutes. In the meantime heat the …

Hunting for sunflowers in Tuscany

The luxurious world of the Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous<p>The Rolling Stones in Lucca. It’s only rock n’roll!<p>Bomboloni, the Donuts of Tuscany<p>Tuscany …

The Rolling Stones in Lucca. It's only rock n'roll!

<b>The Rolling stones in Lucca</b> is a dream that comes true for many fans from Tuscany and Italy of the famous American band. The 23rd September <b>the</b> <b>Lucca</b> …

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 …

An exclusive day in Forte dei Marmi

A sunny Sunday afternoon in <b>Forte dei Marmi</b> is a perfect moment for people who love walking around high-fashion <b>made in Italy boutiques</b>. Forte dei …

Bomboloni, the Donuts of Tuscany

The American <b>Donuts</b>, in <b>Tuscany</b> are called <b>Bomboloni</b><b>.</b> And honestly, I knew them with the Tuscan name until Homer Simpson make donuts so popular in Italy.<p>…

The traditional Italian Colomba Pasquale recipe

The best wine tours in Tuscany<p>Map and itinerary of Via Francigena in Tuscany<p>The delicious Chickpea flatbread<p>The Via Francigena in Tuscany<p>Testaroli of …

The best wine tours in Tuscany

A recent opinions survey conducted by the Italian Trade Agency on more than 1400 American who frequently consume wine consumers reveals that when …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …