A White Christmas in Tuscany

December 11, 2012

A White Christmas in Tuscany! “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is so delightful…” if Sammy Cahn were in Tuscany today he would surely compose the same words he did back in 1945!  Tuscany can be covered with snow from north to south and east to west, at any altitude. Winter […]

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Sunset from Vorno – Villa al Boschiglia

August 6, 2012

What could be more glorious than a Tuscan sunset at the amazing Villa al Boschiglia?  Not much!  The colors of soft light behind the rolling hills of Tuscany reminds one of Tuscany’s bounty of wine and fruits, not to mention the feelings of romance they evoke.  Tuscan sunsets never fail to amaze. That golden ball […]

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The Top 10 Towns of Tuscany – #7 Montepulciano

August 5, 2012

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and comune in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. It sits high on a limestone ridge south east of Florence and north of Rome. Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, “pici” pasta, lentils, and honey, it is […]

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The Top Ten Towns of Tuscany – # 6 Pisa

May 20, 2012

Pisa, a half-hour’s drive southwest of Lucca, reached the height of its dominance in the 11th to 13th centuries. Pisa is best known for the world famous Leaning Tower, but those who come here with their mind already made up that the Tower is the only thing to see may miss the rest of the […]

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The Top Ten Towns of Tuscany – # 5 Volterra

April 7, 2012

Although Volterra remains a quiet, off-the-beaten-path town… it boasts medieval, winding streets and gorgeous views from its hilltop perch. Volterra’s roots date back to an 8th century B.C. Etruscan settlement; big parts of the defensive wall they built in the 4th century B.C. are still standing, as is the 3rd century B.C. gate into the […]

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The Top Ten Towns of Tuscany – # 4 Siena

March 2, 2012

Siena is an historic city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena. Unesco has declared the historic centre of Siena a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval […]

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The Top Ten Towns of Tuscany – # 3 Pitigliano

February 17, 2012

When you see Pitigliano, it’s like turning the pages of a book of fairy tales set in the Middle Ages. The town is built on a promontory surrounded by bright green valleys, grooved by the Lente and Meleta rivers. The high tufa cliffs are chiseled with a thousand caves and tower-houses. The houses are built […]

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