Montalcino

5 Wonderful Things to Do in Montalcino, Italy

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Montalcino is one of our favorite hill towns in Tuscany. Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Sangiovese vineyards and stunning landscape of Val d’Orcia, a visit to this small town is a must for wine lovers. Climb the fortress walls for views of the town, stroll the city streets, and go wine tasting for Brunello di Montacino wine…these are just …

Montepulciano Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Montepulciano, Italy

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Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany, sits Montepulciano. This medieval town, with its underground wine cellars, medieval churches, and scenic streets, is a delight to explore. In this guide, we list the best things to do in Montepulciano, where to go wine tasting with a view of Val d’Orcia, and how to plan your visit. Interesting …

First Visit to Florence

10 Best Things To Do On Your First Visit To Florence

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Florence is one of Italy’s most popular cities to visit, especially for first-timers. Not only is Florence the art capital of the world, it’s a gorgeous city with streets to wander, towers to climb, great places to go shopping, and lots of gelato to eat. Here is a list of our favorite experiences, a good starting point for your first …

Best Views of Florence

Best Views of Florence, Italy

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Are you planning a trip to Florence? Sure, you can’t miss Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio, Italian food and gelato, and the galleries of Renaissance Art, but you also cannot miss the best views of Florence. No trip to Florence would be complete without a climb up the Duomo or a view from Piazzale Michelangelo. Where to Get the Best Views of Florence The Duomo …

Tuscany Italy

San Gimignano: Photo Tour & the Best Things to Do

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Tuscany, Italy is known for its wine and splendid scenery, and we loved the time we spent here.  The hill towns of Tuscany are small, walled, medieval towns perched on hilltops overlooking the countryside.  Their views are stunning, their streets are a joy to stroll through, and the wine tastings are phenomenal.  We visited several hill towns, and the very …