By Category: Central Tuscany

October 11, 2018

5 dishes that take you back to Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Recipes, Food and wine

While smiling and pointing at your fellow diners' chosen dish may work when you order, here are a few tips about words that may help you decipher a menu in...


October 05, 2018

Historic Re-enactments in Central Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Festivals and Events, Food and wine

Many Central Tuscan hill towns like Volterra, Casole d'Elsa, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni have impressive full costumed re-enactments of former glory days.


October 04, 2018

Why are there so many hill towns in Tuscany?

Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Historical landmarks, South of siena

It is not a coincidence that many of the towns visited in Tuscany require an uphill climb, nor was it a fluke that early settlers headed for the higher ground....


October 04, 2018

A 2 Michelin Star chef brings fine dining to Colle Val d'Elsa

Central Tuscany, Restaurants, Food and wine

In a country whose cuisine is known world-wide it is not hand to find a tasty plate of food. Special occasions, however, call for a meal which is memorable as...


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, Museums, South of siena, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


September 28, 2018

The local Palio at Casole d’Elsa

Central Tuscany, Events, Tuscany, Culture, Festivals and Events

It's not just Siena! Lots of villages have their own races, and so does my home town, Casole d'Elsa!


September 28, 2018

Museo Guarnacci in Volterra

Central Tuscany, Tuscany, Museums

The Etruscan Museum in Volterra, "Museo Etrusco Guarnacci" is in the heart of Volterra and has one of the most fascinating Etruscan collections in Italy.


September 27, 2018

Discover the Montagnola Senese on foot

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Hiking, Active

This is a 3 or 4 hour walk in the Montagnola hills, west of Siena. We can organise a tour-guide for you or you can self-guide, we've added a link...


September 20, 2018

5 good films about Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, Book and Movies, Culture, Val d'Orcia and Amiata, Arezzo and Cortona

Tuscany is a magical land and a poetic one. Here's my list of films that manage to capture some of the magic and can bring a little Tuscan sunshine and...


September 07, 2018

What to see and do in Central Tuscany

Central Tuscany, Events, Active, Museums

In the heart of Tuscany between Florence and Siena there are hills to explore, rivers to swim and festive occasions where locals and visitors easily mix to celebrate - usually...


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