For many visitors to Italy, Tuscany is the region that surpasses all others. The cultural and historical significance of Florence and other Tuscan towns rival the most popular locations anywhere in Europe. In addition, the famed rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves provide a plethora of excellent walking routes that balance beautifully with the man-made splendour of the cities. These scenic walks will not only reveal the natural beauty of the landscape, but enables travelers to feast on the fine rustic cuisine of the area and sample the superb wines produced in this exquisite part of the world. In the past decade Tuscany has become one of, if not, the most popular tourist destination in Italy.
How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of [...]
While staying in Italy most folks choose a base in an established, international hotel chain in the major urban centres. However, some of the more romantic and memorable accommodations are to be found in converted, traditional Italian villas and secular buildings that are scattered around the rich Tuscan countryside. There are many Tuscany villas for [...]
Come meander through Florence and experience the many gourmet food tours in Tuscany! Italian cuisine is renowned worldwide for its delicious cooking styles and amazing recipes, and it is nowadays being served in some of the most sought after and famous restaurants in the world. Little did we know that this traditional cooking style stems [...]
Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road? Or perhaps you’ve watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host. Well perk up…. there’s a [...]
Tuscany is home to some of the most famous tourist destinations in Italy, a place where extensive culture and indulgent relaxation go hand in hand. The cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena are well-trodden by tourists keen to see sights such as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Uffizi museum and Michelangelo’s ‘David’. Also popular [...]
The cuisine of Florence is one of the most scrumptious delicacies in the world. There are numerous restaurants which offer all types of cuisines such as Continental, Chinese, Fusion, Caribbean, Latin American and certainly Italian. Restaurants in Florence which offer delicious cuisines are generally expensive however there are some cheap and budget friendly restaurants where lip-smacking food is served at affordable prices.
A round-trip airfare from the east coast to Paris this winter averages between $650-$750. But with an Air France Holidays you can fly to Paris, stay 3 nights, then fly on to Rome for another 3 nights, and return home all for $999! Imagine strolling the boulevards in the city of light plus roaming through ancient architecture in the eternal city for under a thousand dollars.
Who says you can’t afford a super trip to Europe this year? We’ve found some amazing tour offers that make a trip to Europe affordable even in prime season. Have a look at these great travel deals to Europe:
Take a trip-of-a-lifetime to the majestic hill towns of Tuscany and see Andrea Bocelli in concert in his hometown of Lajatico. You’ve no doubt seen the concert video (shown on PBS during pledge season) of Andrea Bocelli singing for friends in the courtyard of an ancient Tuscan village and imagined yourself there. Well your chance [...]