Tuscany travel: the Valtiberina

Looking to get away from the crowds of sightseers during your travels in Tuscany? Then head east  to Valtiberina, an area often unnoticed, yet extremely beautiful and rich in art and history. Read more


Villa San Michele: feeling at home in Tuscany

During a recent trip to Pisa I made a little detour to explore Certaldo and the Val d’Elsa area and spent the night in a beautiful bed & breakfast amidst the Tuscan countryside, Villa San Michele. Read more

The Tuscan hamlet of Certaldo

There’s a place in Tuscany, halfway between Florence and Siena, that offers an enchanting medieval atmosphere and provides a refreshing escape from the tourist crowds filling the most popular attractions nearby. This is Certaldo, the birthplace of one of the most significant figures in Italian literature and home to a centuries-old onion. Read more

Pisa: 8 things to see beyond the leaning tower

Pisa has always been synonymous with the leaning tower, but this bustling university town has so much more to offer in terms of sights and culture. For example, did you know that the leaning towers are actually three? Read more

Road trip itinerary for 10 days in Tuscany

Tuscany is one of those places that literally draw you in. From gorgeous medieval villages and artistic towns to picture-perfect cypress roads meandering through the beautiful countryside, there is just so much to see in this incredible Italian region. Here is my itinerary for a 10-day road trip with visits to some of the top sights, as well as the exploration of less touristy spots. Read more