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.
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:
San Gimignano under the fog.
Thanks to @eutravelmag for sharing it on Instagram!
A wonderful shot of the Val d’Orcia!
Thanks to @gabornagy_photography for sharing it with us on Instagram.
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):
An enchanting view of Lucca seen from the Guinigi Tower.
Thanks to @rubensnpz for sharing it on Instagram.
November in Tuscany is time for the olive harvest and new extra virgin olive oil!
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!
Are you visiting Tuscany this November?
Get the scoop on what is happening: events, activites, food &wine festivals:
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!
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:
Exploring the amazing Val d’Orcia.
Photo credit @elencemi on Instagram, thanks !
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:
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:
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:
Very sad news from Florence:
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:
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.
#photo credit Discover Tuscany #DiscoverTuscany
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/
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.
#photo credit @DiscoverTuscany #DiscoverTuscany
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":
La bellezza della Toscana e notizie da siti di viaggio.
Scopri la bellezza del Chianti con un sconto Volotea