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The skyline view you get when driving to this quaint hill town, isn’t too different than the one pilgrims would have seen when walking on the Via Francigena in the Middle Ages. This alone is a reason worth a day trip to San Gimignano, famous for its striking towers.  True, of 72 towers that once

This small town, surrounded by the pastoral countryside Tuscany is so famous for, has become popular over the years and many tourists flock here from all over the world. Its fame, boosted by movies and Instagram, is totally deserved and a day trip to San Gimignano shows you exactly why.  Below, you can read all

Toasted bread: it’s universal, everybody is familiar with a version of it. Whether it’s wafer-thin bread, thick with a crust or soft and round, it’s a scientific that when you warm it, in some when or another, it gets better.  Each country has its version of toasted bread with toppings and seasoning, if you think

All you need to know to visit Cinque Terre with little ones in tow As we organize Cinque Terre day tours from Florence, I often get asked whether Cinque Terre is a kid-friendly destination, which is why I decided to collate all the information, tips and practicalities in one handy post here. First, the hard

Tips for enjoying the Opera Italy: the birthplace of ‘Bel Canto’ and where most people first learn to fall in love with the wonderful world of Opera. Other countries have tried to follow in its steps but none managed quite successfully. Rossini said it best when he claimed that the three most essential ingredients of