A Day in Lucca: The Most Important Attractions in Lucca,Tuscany

Only one day in #Lucca?

Follow our mini guide, so you can see it all:

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Monteriggioni at sunset.
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The charming Bagno Vignoni in Val d’Orcia.
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Via Francigena in Tuscany: Follow the Road to Rome for a Cultural & Religious Pilgrimage Experience

Looking for an itinerary just a little bit out of the ordinary for exploring #Tuscany?

Follow the historic Via Francigena, the medieval trail that the pilgrims used to reach Rome from North Europe.

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The tiny village of Casale Marittimo, in the province of #Pisa.
#photo credit @julie_frommars on Instagram, thanks!

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A superb pic of Piazza dei Miracoli in #Pisa.

Thanks to @scaste71 for sharing it on Instagram!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this amazing shot of the Chapel of Vitaleta.

Congrats to @pergliamicibetty and thanks for sharing it with us!

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Vino Novello in Tuscany - Discover Tuscany Blog

Do you know what makes Vino Novello so special & how to best pair it with the flavors of the season?

We have it all right here:

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White and Black Truffles in Tuscany: A Fragrant, Tuscan Culinary Delicacy

One of the most prized products from #Tuscany is the truffle, the protagonist for some of the more popular food festivals in San Miniato happening these two weeks.

We put together a list of things you need to know about this flavorful event:

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The wonderful Palazzo Pubblico in #Siena.

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Visit Tuscany in the Low Season: Beauty & Pros of Visiting Tuscany from November-April

Need a good reason to visit #Tuscany in low season?

Here are 5 excellent reasons why you should be organizing your vacations in the off season:

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San Gimignano under the fog.

Thanks to @eutravelmag for sharing it on Instagram!

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A wonderful shot of the Val d’Orcia!
Thanks to @gabornagy_photography for sharing it with us on Instagram.

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this beautiful shot of Piazza Grande in #Arezzo.

Congrats to @oliverbock and thanks for sharing it on Instagram!

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Discover Pienza: a guide to Pienza, in Valdorcia, Tuscany

Did you know that Pienza is called "the ideal city of the Renaissance"?

This little gem located in the heart of the Val d'Orcia was transformed in the mid-1400s following specific parameters to construct the "ideal city" for man, following the ideas of Pope Pius II Piccolomini, who was born in Pienza (the town's new name after the transformation, in honor of the pope):

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An enchanting view of Lucca seen from the Guinigi Tower.

Thanks to @rubensnpz for sharing it on Instagram.
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November in Tuscany is time for the olive harvest and new extra virgin olive oil!

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Ambrogio Lorenzetti in Siena: Admire the Genius of this 14th Century Artist in Siena

Siena is highlighting one of its most famous artists of all time: Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Known for the splendid frescoes on "Good and Bad Government" in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico, Lorenzetti is at the heart of the marvelous exhibition running right now and considered one of the top shows of the year in Italy.

The exhibit on #AmbrogioLorenzetti is at the Complex of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena until January 21, 2018, check out what you need to know to plan your visit!

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The wonderful Cathedral of Pienza.

#photo credit @giovannetti_matteo on Instagram, thanks!

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Pitigliano by night.

#thanks to @aceypics for sharing this beautiful pic on Instagram!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this wonderful pic of Piazza del Campo in Siena under the moonlight.
Thanks to @michelecorazzi for sharing it on Instagram!

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Tuscany in November: Events, Art Exhibitions & Fall Fairs in Tuscany

Are you visiting Tuscany this November?

Get the scoop on what is happening: events, activites, food &wine festivals:

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Discovering Siena just off the beaten path: the charming Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

thanks to Kathy Zimo for sharing it with us!

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The charming Church of San Salvatore in Castellina in #Chianti.

photo credit @discovertuscany
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A Day in Colle di Val d’Elsa: Visiting the Medieval Hilltop Town near Siena

Traveling from Florence to Siena?

Don't miss to visit the medieval city of Colle Val d'Elsa, famous all over the world for its quality crystal production:

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Exploring the amazing Val d’Orcia.
Photo credit @elencemi on Instagram, thanks !

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The majestic Palazzo Comunale in #Cortona.

#photo credit @axelphoto88 on Instagram, thanks!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this wonderful pic of San Gimignano.

Congrats to @kittycaa and thanks for sharing it on Instagram!

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Thermal Baths / Hot Springs in Tuscany:all the best thermal locations of Tuscany

Have you noticed that the temps are beginning to drop here in Tuscany?
We think it’s the perfect excuse to spend a few hours lounging in the thermal waters found throughout the region.

Here are a few of the best hot springs in Tuscany:

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Most scenic drives in Tuscany | Suitcase and wanderlust

Do you like taking fantastic photos? Do you know where the best photo opportunities are in the val d’Orcia in Tuscany?

We have found a few helpful ideas for you to look at:

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The vibrant colors of Autumn in the Chianti countryside.

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Tuscany: Lights, Camera, Action - Discover Tuscany Blog

Lights, Camera, Action!

Tuscany is the stage for many splendid films, for example "A Room with a View" which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. This week the film crews are traveling Tuscany to film the 2nd season of a famous TV series.

Learn the curious details here:

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Very sad news from Florence:

A classic shot of the countryside around #Pienza.

#photo credit @photoreds on Instagram, thanks!

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The Poppi Castle in Casentino, in the province of #Arezzo.

#photo credit @gretatofani on Instagram, thanks!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this amazing pic of #Siena.

#photo credit @rale_p on Instagram, thank you!

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Chestnuts in Tuscany: Traditional Chestnut Dishes & Cuisine in Tuscany to Taste in the Fall

The chestnut is most definitely one of the most popular autumn fruit in #Tuscany.

Here is a selection of the top recipes for enjoying the flavors of the season:

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Want to drink an authentic Tuscan Beer from a local Brewery?

Did you know that #Italy ranks #3 world-wide for microbreweries?

If you love a craft beer, then you will want to be touring Tuscany and check out the local flavors, and here is where you will want to go:

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The "Torre del Carmine" in the small town of Montecatini Alto, in the province of Pistoia.

It is also known as the "Clock Tower" and it is one of the 6 remaining towers of the original 25 that once stood in the medieval town.

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Autumn Flavours in Tuscany: discover all Tuscan Fall typical products

Do you know the top fall flavors to savor in #Tuscany?

Choose between wine or truffles and so many more! Here are our top foodie suggestions for this fall:

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What about a trip to Asciano, in the Crete Senesi? It seems like a wonderful idea!

#photo credit @_babene on Instagram, thanks!

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Market day in the little village of Firenzuola, in #Mugello.

#photo credit @sromeus on Instagram, thanks!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this wonderful shot of Cortona.

Thanks to @alberto_sadini for sharing it on Instagram!

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Can you imagine yourself spending a few relaxing days on a genuine Tuscan vineyard, absorbing the colors and perfumes of the season? It sounds wonderful, doesn't it?

Here is a selection of the best agriturismo & vacation rentals where you can do just that: https://www.discovertuscany.com/tuscany-accommodation/vineyards/

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Discover Tuscany by Old Steam Engine Trains: Itineraries in Steam Engine Trains

What fun, discovering #Tuscany on board an authentic steam engine?

This is truly a unique appointment. Read on to find out how to reserve your space:

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The San Giovanni Baptistery in #Pisa is not only an architectural masterpiece, in both the Romanesque and Gothic style, but it also boasts some very particular acoustical characteristics. If you are lucky, during a visit to the baptistery you can participate in a demonstration of how sound carries within the building.

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Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the white wine of Tuscany

Have you ever savoured a slightly chilled glass of Vernaccia white wine from San Gimignano?

Among the many red wines in Tuscany, this crisp white wine stands out - and not just because of the color. Read more about this unique wine from the "medieval Manhattan":

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The wonderful countryside around #Montalcino.

#photo credit @superlelique on Instagram, thanks!

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Piazza del Duomo in #Pistoia.

Thanks to @david.dolci for this great shot!

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The best of #Tuscany of the week is this stunning shot of Piazza Santa Maria Novella in #Florence.

Thanks to @dejalanuit for sharing it with us on Instagram!

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In Chianti

La bellezza della Toscana e notizie da siti di viaggio.