Tour of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Leonardo’s Hometown


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Tuscany: the name conjures such wonderfully evocative images, doesn’t it? Of snaking country roads lined with poker straight cypress trees that reach for an azure blue, cloudless sky. Of the Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo’s "David" and the Medici family who ruled over Florence. Of fields of bobbing sunflowers that...

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8 Fabulous Day Trips from Florence


Sitting not quite halfway down the boot of Italy, the Renaissance city of Florence is a fabulous hub from which to easily explore much of the peninsula. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, close to the western coast are just an hour away. Hilltop Perugia, 100 miles to the south, is less than a two hour drive. And even the...

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How to travel from Pisa or Florence airport to Florence city center


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Florence is one of those destinations you have to visit at least once in your lifetime, and the reasons are several: the food is ridiculously good and will lure into temptation even the most exigent foodie, and its monuments and museums are epic. Last but not least, there's the Uffizi Gallery, and many more Renaissance masterpieces to...

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Cruising Italy: Top 5 Shore Excursions


About 80% the boot-shaped country of Italy borders the sea. For this reason, many Italian destinations are easily reachable by water. Shore excursions are probably the best way to relax while sailing the beautiful Italian seas but, at the same time, not miss the highlights of this charming peninsula. During these kinds of excursions, you will have...

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