Tuscany Travel Tips

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

Spino Fiorito: food & drink at the castle of Massa

The courtyard, the walls and the cloister will be packed with <b>dozens of stands of local producers</b>. At the entrance, visitors can buy a glass for the …

Italy

What to do in Lucca for a half day

<i>What to do in Lucca for a half day? If you have only a few hours to visit Lucca, follow the itinerary that our Aussie friend and blogger Anne did</i> …

Necci, the Chestnut Flour Crepes of Tuscany

Put the two flours in a bowl and add the extra virgin olive oil and the sea salt to the center. Then start mixing by slowly adding water without …

Recipes

Befanini Cookies with rainbow sprinkles

Sift the flour in a bowl, and put in the center the soft butter into small pieces, the sugar, and the eggs.<p>Knead with your hands, and add the orange …

Dessert

The F-Light Florence Light Festival

Every 8th December, Christmas lights illuminate the streets of Florence and a big tree is placed in the Piazza Duomo just beside the magnificent …

Christmas markets in Tuscany

Siena<p>Firenze<p>Ponte Vecchio during Florence F-Light Festival<p>Massa Carrara<p>Christmas Markets in Tuscany: Living Nativity scene in Equi Terme in …

Return to Glow... walking the Via Francigena

<i>Walking the Via Francigena is becoming more and more popular. For this reason, we decided to interview the American-born Chandi Wyant, one of the</i> …

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 …

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> …

Italy

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 …

Italy

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 …

Italy

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 …

Italy

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 of the famous British band from Tuscany and Italy. 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 …

Italy

An exclusive day in Forte dei Marmi

A sunny Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to visit <b>Forte dei Marmi</b> for people who love walking around high-fashion “<b>made in Italy” boutiques</b>. …

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

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 …