Tuscany Trip Itineraries
Wine Travel Guides' Top 10 Wineries in Tuscany
The gorgeous, hilly Tuscan landscape is scattered with vineyards and olive groves. This selection of wineries to visit stretches from San Gimignano to Siena and on to the hilltop towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano. Most of these wineries are in the middle of the gorgeous countryside and require an advance appointment for a tour and tasting. read more about Wine Travel Guides' Top 10 Wineries in Tuscany... Read More
Top 10 Hotels in Tuscany
Tuscany hotels are a delight that will make you feel the whole of Italian artistic and cultural history right at your accommodation of choice. Think lavish baroque suits in century old palaces and villas with great locations in the old parts of town, perfect for making the most of your Italian getaway through refined eating and some excellent bargain shopping.
Choose to sleep in a time capsule and revisit the old, wealthy Florence by booking a room at the formal papal residence which is currently the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, or try any of the unique suites at the Grand Hotel Continental. However, if the old times don't attract you that much, try the minimalist and distinctive Hotel Savoy, located right in the heart of the Florence shopping district, or Borghese Palace Art Hotel, with unique art pieces and lavish Turkish baths. read more about Top 10 Hotels in Tuscany... Read More
Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Italy
Want to sample some of the best Italian cuisine without taking out a second mortgage? Use our top 10 cheap restaurants in Italy as a guide to plan your meals while in the country. La Colombina features delicious fare from the northern and southern parts of Italy. We prefer the sea bass ravioli and the daily fresh fish specials are not to be missed. Pastarito Pizzarito is a chain restaurant with locations all over the country, and you can select your own ingredients for your pasta or pizza dish. Lorenzaccio has a wood burning pizza oven and we highly suggest you try the calzone, but you'll need luck and a huge appetite to finish it. Anice Stellato features traditional Venetian fare and is popular with the locals. It is rather hard to find, but it's well worth the effort. Make sure to sample the fare at these delicious yet reasonable restaurants on your Italian adventure. read more about Top 10 Cheap Restaurants in Italy... Read More
Best Things to do in Florence
First time in Florence, here are the essential places to see and enjoy. Your first visit should include the big landmarks like the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and museums like the Uffizi and the Accademia. read more about Best Things to do in Florence... Read More
Covering Rome in Six Days
With main avenues that loop around the Colosseum and cat sanctuaries nestled into ancient ruins, Rome has taken careful steps to build its current foundation around the ruins of the ancient city. Archaeological findings are common to this day and have been well preserved to allow locals and tourists alike to glimpse into one of the oldest civilizations in history. read more about Covering Rome in Six Days... Read More
Top 10 Romantic Things To Do In Tuscany
Tuscany is by definition a romantic spot to visit, so just breathing that perfumed Italian air should already have you in a romantic mood. Add the culturally significant buildings and all the art to be found in the area and you get a great overall experience for you and your special someone. However, there are some highlights that you should definitely not miss, and wine does have something to do with them, so try paying a visit to Badia a Coltibuono to see some of the original Chianti vineyards and allow yourself the pleasure to take part in the Florence Chocolate and Wine Tasting, which obviously needs no further introduction. There are also some wonderful delights for your sight in Tuscany, out of which we mention the Giardino dell'Orticoltura, an impressive glass pavilion that is home to lots of exotic plants, and the Sculpture Park of Chianti, that is all about the art and not about the wine, just for a short change. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things To Do In Tuscany... Read More
The hope of any trip to Italy is that of great food and excellent wine. Florence and Tuscany hold their own very well in a country with one of the richest and most diverse ga*tronomic traditions in the entire world. Italians are locavores by definition and their food reflects that. For your two day trip you will visit one of the best vineyards in Chianti and eat at one of the favorite restaurants of the Florentines. read more about Locavore... Read More
Top 10 Bars and Clubs in Tuscany
Tuscany is not the most cosmopolitan destination when it comes to its bars and clubs, but you can definitely count on a memorable Italian experience with some good quality wines and local entertainment on your night out in Florence or Siena.
Some of the best choices for drinks could be the young and loud places like Barone Rosso (II), where you get to dance to some nice live music, or Caffe Sant' Ambrogio, that tends to bring together large crowds of locals on weekends.
You see, in Tuscany location is a crucial element when you chose where to go out, because enjoying the beautiful scenery and the attractive people is something Italians are really good at. The best place to start practicing these skills yourself is Enoteca Coquinarius, where you can order a glass of local wine and just enjoy your true Italian moment. read more about Top 10 Bars and Clubs in Tuscany... Read More