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Tuscany

Just thinking about the rolling hills of Tuscany is enough to elicit a sigh. Beautiful hilltop villages, bustling towns, magnificent food and, erm, leaning towers abound. Florence is worth a short city break alone, but if you are exploring the countryside, give yourself a week or more. Don't forget the walled city of Lucca, the tower at Pisa, and as many vineyards and wine tastings as you can fit in.

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updated on 9th March 2021

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20th January 2021 by Hand Luggage Only

10 best things to do in Siena, Italy

Perched within Italy’s gorgeous Tuscany region, the medieval city of Siena is a totally stunning place to visit for a long weekend or part of a wider road trip through Italy’s best cities. With thousands of years of history, there are loads of the best things to do in Siena that are dotted all across this relatively small city. ...

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21st June 2019 by ScribbleStu

Staying in lovely Lucca, Tuscany

Recently I took some time out to spend a month exploring Italy. The plan for the first 10 days was to visit the Naples/Sorrento/Amalfi area, seeing as much as we could with the kids who were travelling with us. Then give them a taste of true traveller life by moving on to Rome for a few days before they flew back home. And it was relentless. Exciting and brilliant, but also tiring and relentless. Did I mention relentless? Kids safely delivered back to the UK, we moved on to Tuscany. Having just...

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13th June 2012 by Emma's Travel Tales

Climbing the Florence Duomo

It was a perfect mid-summers day in Florence and at least a million degrees (okay, around 30, but I’m Scottish!), and we crazily decided to tackle the 460 something steps that stood between us and the top of the Florence Duomo. Whilst waiting in the shaded queue to begin our climb it didn’t seem too hot, but once we got to the front and started the first 30-or-so steps, boy was it warm.Everyone who visits Florence admires the green, pink and white marbled exterior of the Duomo, but not...

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in May

May is, arguably, one of the best months of the year to take a break, across the globe. Mainly, because you can take advantage of the May Bank Holidays, but you’ve just missed the rush of the Easter season. Then, there’s absolutely gorgeous weather, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.You’re likely to find bargains too, for hotels, flights, cruises and all-inclusive deals, as prices drop after April. Get ready to pack your beach towel, don’t forget your flip flops and make the most...

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14th June 2019 by ScribbleStu

Top 7 things to do in Lucca, Italy

I recently spent two relaxing weeks in the beautiful Tuscan town of Lucca. Here are my top recommendations for things to do in the city.Walk (or cycle) the wall. It’s just over 4km long and twelve metres high. A green space with panoramic views, it forms a perfect ring around the ancient city. It’s a fabulous place to go for a romantic stroll along the centuries-old tree-lined paths. And it makes an exhilarating cycle – there are plenty of bike hire shops in Lucca, enabling you to join...

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23rd February 2021 by Andy

Chic hostels that might surprise you

Searching for fabulous hostels can be a bit of a hit and miss affair. You want a great location, clean and spacious rooms and onsite facilities that make your backpacking experience comfortable. But, is it too much to ask for a little style to be thrown in without blowing the budget? Absolutely not! We’ve found these 'chic' hostels that combine all your needs with ultra-cool surroundings.The Gallery HostelPorto, Portugal: Perfect for art fanatics, The Gallery Hostel is located smack bang in...

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10th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Tuscany off the beaten path – Escape the tourist crowds

Tuscany has plenty upon plenty of things to do, that's for sure. With no fewer than seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the claim as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and more, it's no surprise that Tuscany remains one of the most popular places to visit in Italy, if not the world....