Tuscany Travel Tips

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

Pontremoli, hidden gem of northern Tuscany

<b>Pontremoli is one of the main villages of Lunigiana</b> located at the bottom of <i>Tosco Emiliano</i> Apennines in the green and wild northern Tuscany. Out of …

Europe

The Corchia Underground in Tuscany

Have you ever dreamed to be a speleologist wearing boots, pith helmet, headlight, and take an exciting journey to the centre of the earth? I guess …

The Historical Crossbow Games of Sansepolcro

Every first two weeks of September <b>Sansepolcro</b>, in southern Tuscany, hosts the special festival of the <i>Palio Della Balestra.</i> <b>The crossbow games of</b> …

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The 7 best things to do in Pistoia

Enclosed into the perimeter of its wall, protected by the natural frame of the Apennines and the Tuscan hills, <b>Pistoia</b> is a town of Roman origin …

Enjoying the Ferragosto in Tuscany

If you are planning to <b>visit Tuscany in August</b>, you cannot come without knowing what <b>Ferragosto</b> is, and how Italians use to spend this summer …

The treasure Islands of Tuscany

One of the treasures of Tuscany is definitely its <b>archipelago consisting of seven islands</b> with uncontaminated beaches. The islands of Tuscany are full …

The Puccini Festival and its beautiful operas

The <b>Puccini Festival</b> of Torre del Lago Puccini in Versilia is one of those event that anyone in love with the Opera cannot miss. Every year in July …

Orchestras

The walls of Lucca seen from above and below

I guess that the most of the people think that the city walls that make Lucca famous all over the world were of medieval origin, but I recently …

Europe

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 …

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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, …

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 in Tuscany, Part I - Versilia & 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 myth of Clizia, a fascinating legend about sunflower<p>The young nymph Clizia was lost in love with Apollo the Greek god of the sun. She was …

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

Calcio storico, a rough pitch for “Lost in Florence”<p>The luxurious world of the Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous<p>Bomboloni, the Donuts of Tuscany<p>The best …

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 …

Recipes

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 8th March 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 …