Tuscany attracts art lovers and foodies in equal measure to grand cities, like Florence and Siena, but also the ancient villages that pepper the landscape. Taking the time to tour the country lanes of Tuscany unveils green rolling hills, quaint vineyards and grand Tuscan villas.  

    It’s well known that Tuscany was the birthplace of the Renaissance movement. This incredible explosion of art and culture can still be seen today in Florence – just walking the streets and piazzas is a feast for the eyes. Other cities in Tuscany to check out include Lucca and Pisa, where you’ll find more magnificent architecture and excellent restaurants. 

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      This guide takes you to the best restaurants in Florence, all of which specialise in authentic cuisine that's made up of regional ingredients, such as cold cuts, cheeses, meats, vegetables and wine. A skilful combination of fresh produce and simple steps are enough to create unforgettable flavours. Ossobuco (veal shanks), bistecca alla fiorentina (grilled steak), tagliata (sliced steak), and pici...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Tuscany

    • 4 Places for Shopping on a Budget in Florence

      Hey ladies! You’re in Florence you need something cute to wear and the clothes you packed along just aren’t cutting it. Working as an au pair on a fixed income, I shopped around but always ended up at the same 5 places when I wanted to buy something new without much cash to buy it with.

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    • Florence Travel Essentials

      Our Florence Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Italy. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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