Authentic Tuscan experience - Hot air balloon rides

Top 4 Reasons to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Tuscany
It’s a breathtaking vision which is truly the stuff of dreams: soaring over lush valleys, rugged mountains, majestic rivers and sylvan vineyards which are home to the terracotta roofs of white-washed villas and rambling cottages. In the distance, great cities loom while the wine dark sea is just another sweep among the clouds away.

Hot air balloon rides in Tuscany

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5 wonderful views of Florence

5 wonderful views of Florence from: terraces, squares, strategic points, penthouses for rent, accommodations:

1- Giardino delle Rose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardino_delle_rose_(Firenze)

Florence Giardino delle Rose

2- Terrazza Fiesole Apartment. Holiday apartment with view. http://www.tuscanyaccommodations.org/uk/Florence_Apartments-7/Fiesole_Apartments-6/Terrazza_Fiesole_Apartment-270/

Terrazza Fiesole Apartment

3- Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence (Michelangelo Square). The main square of Continue reading

Tuscany Bike Tours

Biking in Florence and Tuscany (Italy) - Tuscany Bike Tours

If you’re looking for an enjoyable and dynamic way of sightseeing Versilia Riviera Town Hills,the Tirrenian Coast,Pisa,Lucca and Cinque Terre ,jump on our bike tour! It will take less time than any walking tours, and you will ride paths never reached on foot and too tiny for a tourist bus!

Tuscany Bike Tours

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Florence Café Culture

As my language skills improved, so too did my ability to sek out the city’s most exciting and authentic bars and restaurants. In order to truly blend in with the locals, bear in mind that many Florentines eat breakfast and lunch standing up in their favourite informal bars.

Authentic bars and restaurants in Florence

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Florentine Fashion

Florentine Fashion
Florence’s most famous shopping street is the historical Via de’ Tornabuoni, where all the major fashion houses can be found, from Gucci to Prada, Bottega Veneta to Roberto Cavalli, as well as gems such as Loretta Caponi, which sell the finest linens in the city.  Handmade hats by Grevi can also be found on Via della Spada. The centro storico is also home to a selection of pharmacies and stationers that are not to be missed. Pineider, estabilished in 1774, sells embossed stationery and fine leather accessories, while Giannini on Piazza Pitti sells equally sumptuous hand-blocked papers and prints.

Florentine Fashion

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A good coffee or a tea in Tuscany ( Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Livorno, Pisa )

A good coffee or a tea in Tuscany

If you are walking about the art Tuscan cities and you fancy for a break, check out the following list of bars and cafés which deserve to be visited.

In Florence, the central Piazza della Repubblica host some of the historic cafè of the city, opened since more than two centuries: the Giubbe Rosse, in the past a meeting bar for artists and intellectuals, the Paszkowski where in the summer evenings there is a piano bar, and the Caffé Gilli, a liberty gem opened back in the 1733.

Caffe Giacosa Florence

If you are looking for a more modern alternative, then walk in the Giocosa, inside the shop of the Florentine stylist Roberto Cavalli. On dit that in this bar the cocktail Continue reading

Badia a Passignano: a pleasant tour into the Chianti

Badia a Passignano is a small town not far from Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, easily reachable by the SS Firenze-Siena, and represents a pleasant stop of a half day in the Chianti. As it’s located 300 meters above the mean sea level, and surrounded by green, it’s a place quiet fresh to be considered if you want to run away from the hot of the summer. All around Badia a Passignano is a protected natural area. Continue reading

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Florence: the 5 best restaurants of 2014, according to food&beverage guides.

Florence: the 5 best restaurants of 2014, according to food&beverage guides.

Florence is known all over the world, not only for its architectonic and cultural heritages, but also for the high quality of its food. Every year new restaurants open and those already existing boost their reputation. But how can we find out which ones are the best? Where are the best chefs or the best wine cellars?

Ristorante Ora d’Aria

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5 amazing places to spend the summer in Tuscany

5 amazing places to spend the summer in Tuscany
Tuscany is renowned all over the world for its beautiful landscapes, the cultural richness of museums and monuments, the high level food - all elements which help to live a 360 holiday – and on top of that a temperate weather during throughout the year, characterized by a summer quiet long: now it’s easy to understand why so many tourists decide to visit it during the year. One of the most interesting aspects is that regardless Tuscany is one of the world preferred holiday’s location (stated by Tripadvisor), it still allows to those looking for relax and peaceful moments to find areas far away from noise and crowded places. Where can you go? Listed below are the top 5 locations for the summer in Tuscany.

Chianti

1 – Argentario
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f you love the seaside, you have to choose the south of the region, close to the borders with Lazio, easily accessible from Rome too. The shore surrounding the Argentario’s Continue reading

Heart of Tuscany: about Castellina in Chianti

A visit in Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany:
An important agricultural and holiday centre, it is situated at the top of a hill, commanding excellent views down the valleys of the Pesa, Arbia and Elsa rivers.
On of the earliest events to have affected this town of Etruscan origins, was the reaid of Gaulish invaders that destroyed it.

Castellina in Chianti

The town of Castellina in Chianti was fortified by the Counts Guidi and belonged later Continue reading