Via Ferrata: climbing in Tuscany

The Apuane Alps extend over a distance of 40km, paralleling the coast between La Spezia and Lucca. They form a spectacular backdrop to the many beaches along this stretch of coastline. This mountain range offers enormous diversity for the walker/climber. It rises to a maximum altitude of 1947m in the form of the very steep, […]


Bolgheri Wine: the Best Wine in The World

“I cipressi che a Bolgheri alti e schietti / Van da San Guido in duplice filar…” This is the first verse of the poem Davanti a San Guido, written by the poet Giosuè Carducci in 1874, because the first thing he noticed on the road to Bolgheri were these two endless lines of cypress. They […]

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Best Events of June 2013 in Tuscany

The coming of warmer weather and longer days stimulates a desire for countryside outings. If you’re short of ideas, Tuscany provides a great choice of festivals, events and mediaeval celebrations in June. Here are some of the best ones. Just check our choises!


Historical Race Mille Miglia 2013

Historical Race Mille Miglia 2013 was held from the 16-19 of May 2013, and it passed through Siena, Poggibonsi, San Casciano, Florence and Passo della Futa on Saturday, 18 May. The combination between these beautiful cars, Tuscan landscape and old towns where time seems to be stopped, gave to everyone the opportunity to immerse themselves […]


Most Interesting Events of May in Tuscany

Seravezza Fotografia 2013 The tenth edition of ‘Seravezza Fotografia’ it is a yearly national and international event which brings the great names of the photographic world to a vast audience and the world of amateur photography. This year’s edition of Seravezza Fotografia presents a rich programme including a personal exhibition by Belgian photographer Bart Herreman, […]


Week’s Place: Via Francigena Pilgrim Route

The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome, though it is usually considered to have its starting point much further away, in the English cathedral city of Canterbury. As such, the route passes through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The route was known in […]