Category: Things to Do In Tuscany

Keep Warm In These Tuscan Thermal Springs

05/11/2015

For those who think that Tuscany is limited to sprawling landscapes and charming hill-top towns, think again. Besides an extensive coastline, there is much to experience in this vast region that we adore so much. One of which are the abundance of options for those who enjoy a thermal hot spring experience, which also happens to offer a range of benefits for the skin and body. Personally, we love organizing a day with our girlfriends…

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Retreat In Lucca, April 2016

21/10/2015

Imagine emerging from a vacation not only relaxed, but actually refreshed. Often when we travel, and we are just as guilty for forgetting that very concept, rushing to the next best spot and checking off something new on our bucket list. For first timers to Italy, this happens all too often — excited travelers can turn weary quite quickly.  Why not imagine a different kind of vacation, where rejuvenation starts with yoga and a cultural…

Where to Find and Eat Truffles in Tuscany

14/10/2015

If you’re headed to Tuscany this autumn, go ahead and pat yourself in the back. In addition to less crowds, cooler weather and fun seasonal events – visiting during this time of year means you have access to something Italians (and well anyone really) cherish more than anything. Truffles and Porcini mushrooms, the ‘gold standard’ of local cuisine during this period, together with Alba in Piedmont, Tuscany is also quite famous for excellent truffles. One…

New Eateries In Florence: South Bank

07/10/2015

Our series spotlighting the best of hot new contemporary eats in the city is back. Our first article covered the dynamic San Lorenzo neighborhood, this time we are focusing on the south bank or ‘other side of the river.’ The area stretching from San Niccolo to the oltrarno to San Frediano. Commonly known as the area where locals’ reside. The hustle and bustle here is typically less touristy and crowded as the zones surrounding piazza…

Castello d’Albola, A Fantastic Winery in Tuscany

23/09/2015

No poem was ever written by a drinker of water– Horace, the great Roman poet. The history of wine in Italy dates back far longer than most anyone can believe, for almost 2,800 years, this country has been enjoying a glass of red or two. While they may not have invented this popular tipple, they certainly have perfected the art of wine-making, which makes it one of the most popular if not the most popular,…

How Do I Pack For Italy? Year-Round Tips

16/09/2015

Packing for Italy, do you love or do you hate it? We completely get it, our stress levels rise alarmingly quickly when traveling to a place where the weather is as temperamental as the bus drivers, but on the other, bus drivers in Italy also tend to be pretty handsome. Regardless of season, there are a few things that should always be in your suitcase on your next Italy trip. Tissues being one of them, public…

Whispers of Monteriggioni, A Tuscany Gem

24/08/2015

Only 50 kilometers from Florence, and 15 from Siena, lies a tiny, walled 13th century Medieval town that seems to have been preserved in time, its prowess is even quoted in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Used as a defensive fortification in the Middle Ages between the always-fighting Siena and Florence, it is one of the best preserved towns from this era in all of Italy, with 570 meters of circular walls that beckon to the time…

New Eateries in Florence: San Lorenzo

17/08/2015

Those who have traveled to Florence in the past ten years might be accustomed to a style that is very reminiscent to Tuscany. Marble-topped tables, rustic atmosphere and a written menu, featuring delights that are heavily vegetable, except for the odd ‘bistecca alla fiorentina‘ or two. Lately the city has undergone a bit of a contemporary revolution, the traditions still remain but a younger, passionate wave of owners has broken the barriers to add their…

Travel to Tuscany

20/01/2015

Getting to Tuscany by air is quite easy.  We have two international airports in Pisa and Florence, but many of our TuscanDream luxury villas are less than a two hour drive from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Bologna and Genoa. It depends where your villa or hotel is located and where you are flying from to determine which airport is best to fly into for your Italian vacation. If you are staying in a TuscanDream villa in…

Tuscany, a shopper’s paradise!

05/01/2015

Tuscany has always been a shopper’s paradise – and now with the United States dollar having gained over 10 percent against the Euro it’s even better! Whether you’re looking for designer goods, ceramics, shoes and other leather goods, antiques or jewelry, we’ve got bargains galore! The Luxury Outlet “The Mall” is located 30 minutes southeast of Florence on the Via Europa 8, Leccio Regello (Florence) features a host of designer goods at about thirty percent…

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