Posts tagged Tuscany
Postcards from Bologna

Bologna is the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region, in northern Italy. Those that aren’t in the know, often overlook this impressive and architectural laden city, opting for Rome, Florence and others. With a plethora of piazzas, medieval structures and references to the Renaissance, this is one place that should most definitely be on your list. It is well-known among literary, history and art fans thanks to the art scene.

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Le Bistrot in Villa Cora - Florence

The day we headed to Le Bistrot it was raining, naturally. Not only that but there was a strike with the taxis, so we had to walk in the rain for our lunch appointment. When we finally arrived at Villa Cora, where Le Bistrot is housed, our grumbles and annoyance soon subsided. The venue itself is simply breathtaking and when we had to walk through the majestic building and through an underground tunnel (dimly lit and walls adorned with treasures), we knew that we were in for something special.

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Our Top 10 Restaurants in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany may be the region with more heart and soul than the rest of Italy when it comes to savouring a delicious meal. Much has been said about the culinary delights of Italian gastronomy, but the vast region of Tuscany has a fair variety of ingredients and herbs such as basil, rosemary, extra virgin olive oil, wild boar from the country side and sea food from the west coast surrounding Livorno. 

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Siena - fascinating Tuscan city

During our Tuscan experience to Florence, we sought a little escape south to the much less touristy and livable town of Siena. The medieval landscape and 800 year old past contrasts beautifully with its new elements of Italian cuisine and the youthful spirit of the locals. New boutiques, wine bars and updated restaurants are always up and coming...

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Lucca - charming town in Tuscany

Lucca is a city of quiet pleasures with the charm of the Tuscan country-side. This is a city where the shady streets open into tree-lined squares and the waiters at the cafes recognise their frequent visitors. Noteworthy is the fact that the shops tend to sell less-commercial goods and focus more on the symbolic nature of hand-made crafts. The location is perfect as Lucca is in the middle of...

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