Category Archives: Tuscany

Where to Stay in Lucca, Italy: Hotels and Accommodation Guide

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Found along the Serchio River and surrounded by rolling hills and the Apuan Alps, Tuscany’s Lucca is a dream destination and one of Italy’s most adored cities. The city boasts ancient walls that surround it, Gothic-era architecture, and historic landmarks. There are plenty of reasons to visit, but many visitors wonder where to stay in […]

Episode #213: Wines of Southern Tuscany – Brunello di Montalcino and Beyond

Listen to “Wines of Southern Tuscany – Brunello di Montalcino and Beyond” on Spreaker. We uncork the story of Brunello di Montalcino wine and the revered Tuscan wine region, in the Val d’Orcia, where it is produced. Each bottle of wine holds not just a vintage, but a sip of the captivating history and dedication […]

10 Reasons to Visit Southern Tuscany and the Val D’Orcia

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The Val D’orcia is located in central Italy, in the province of Siena. This part of southern Tuscany is characterized by long stretches of the most beautiful countryside with roads lined with cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards, as well as thermal baths, and medieval villages. Southern Tuscany is a jewel of natural beauty and […]

Episode #209: Delicious Winter Dishes from Tuscany

Listen to “Warming Winter Dishes from the Heart of Tuscany” on Spreaker. We take you on a culinary journey through the winter delights of Tuscany. When people think of Tuscany they might picture idyllic sunflower-filled summers or the iconic grape harvest, but winter in Tuscany is a magical time. Comforting, hearty food based on seasonal […]

Episode #199: Perfect Pienza – Hilltop town of dreams in Tuscany’s Val D’Orcia

Listen to “Perfect Pienza: Hilltop town of dreams in Tuscany’s Val D’Orcia” on Spreaker. Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Pienza is a charming hilltop town that embodies the essence of Italian Renaissance architecture and culture. Known as the ‘ideal city’, Pienza was designed and built by Pope Pius II in the 15th century as […]

Episode #176: A week in Tuscany with Untold Italy

Listen to “A Week in Tuscany with Untold Italy” on Spreaker. Visiting Tuscany is part of many people’s dream trip, but in this vast region, it can be difficult to find the special experiences that feel like you’ve found the true heart of Tuscany – its culture, its traditions, its artisan products, and most of […]