Tag archive for ‘Tuscany’
Sanctuary of La Verna
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Head for the hills

Travelling far from the bustle of city life, Rachael Martin heads off the beaten track to find peace and quiet in Tuscany’s Casentino National Park Photos by Rachael Martin unless otherwise stated Sanctuary of More...

White wine
By Italia Travel & Life On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Drink Italia! White Wines of Tuscany

Though famous for its fine red wines, from Chianti to the Super Tuscans, this region also produces excellent but lesser-known white wines. We take a look… Tuscany is famous for so many reasons. It’s the region More...

Tuscany garden
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Five of the best Tuscan gardens

Tony Bassett of Tuscan Secrets explores a few of his favourite green spaces in Tuscany… how many have you visited? Images by PG Media; Getty Images 1 Villa Reale, Lucca Once home to Napoleon’s sister More...

Tuscany, italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Tuscany regional property guide

Fleur Kinson explores the property potential of different parts of Tuscany – still one of the most popular areas of Italy among foreign buyers (with good reason!) Photos by Getty and iStock Sunset in Cortona, More...

Tuscany farmhouse, Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Homes in Tuscany

Long adored for its lyrical countryside and its jewel-like cities full of art, Tuscany is the first choice of many homebuyers in Italy. Prices and market conditions are currently very favourable, says Fleur Kinson There More...

casa guidi florence
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Florence: Home of Poets

Jane Keightley stays at atmospheric Casa Guidi, the Florence apartment that Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett called home Photos by Jane Keightley Ever since my first trip to Florence I had always wanted to More...

Il Cedro Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Il Cedro villa, Tuscany

Set in a stunning hillside position, this detached 3-bedroom villa outside Fivizzano enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding countryside towards the hills and peaks of the Apuan Alps from its large terrace, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, July 20th, 2018

Siena: what to see and do

Jane Keightley brings us six highlights of this magical Tuscan city… the things not to be missed when you visit Siena… Photos by iStock Piazza del Campo The shell-shaped piazza that is the centre of Siena More...

Siena Palio, Tuscany Siena
By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Siena’s Palio: the Thrill of the Race

Having failed on previous occasions to see the actual races, Jane Keightley finally experiences all the pride and pageantry of Palio week in Siena… Photos by Jane Keightley This was far from the first time I More...

Bridge of Mary Magdalene near Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca), Italy
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Viewpoint: Ponte della Maddalena

The Devil’s Bridge is one of Italy’s most beautiful, and most strange… The Ponte della Maddalena, otherwise known as the Ponte del Diavolo, straddles the Serchio river at Borgo a Mozzano, in Lucca, Tuscany. More...