Chianti Country View in Tuscany, Italy

Chianti Country View in Tuscany, Italy

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Today’s travel photo is of a country view with a small village in the distance in Chianti – one of the most interesting parts of Tuscany, Italy. Chianti is famous for its wine, but the little villages and stunning scenery make for a very beautiful drive. I took this photo after driving from the village… Read More

Country View in Chianti, Italy

Chianti Country View in Tuscany, Italy


Today’s travel photo is of a lovely view of the Chianti countryside in Tuscany, Italy. This is an old photo taken during our trip to Italy several years ago, but it’s nice to go back through those old photos that bring back some great memories. Chianti is a hilly part of Tuscany that is famous… Read More

Old wooden door in Palazzo Comunale in San Gimignano, Italy

Old wooden door in Palazzo Comunale in San Gimignano, Italy


Today’s travel photo is of an old wooden door in the courtyard of Palazzo Comunale in San Gimignano, Italy. The town of San Gimignano is a beautifully preserved medieval town in Tuscany and I absolutely loved walking along its cobblestone streets. Palazzo Comunale, also known as “The People’s Palace”, was built during the 13th and… Read More

Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

24 Hours in Florence, Italy


Florence is one of those must see cities for travellers. If you are heading to Italy, this famous art city should be on your itinerary. Capital of Tuscany and one of the most important art cities in the world, Florence is full of history from the middle ages and the Italian Renaissance, and there is… Read More

View of the countryside in Siena, Italy

View to the countryside in Siena, Italy


One of the best things to do in Siena is to climb to the top of the Panorama del Facciatone, an old facade of an unfinished extension of the beautiful cathedral nearby. A very tight spiral staircase leads to the top where you get magnificent views out across Siena. In this photo you can see… Read More

View from our villa in Tuscany

Why renting a villa is the best way to experience Tuscany


Ah Tuscany….It is the place that so many people dream of visiting, and I was no different. I dreamt of green rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves, of centuries old medieval villages and farm houses, and of drinking wine and eating delicious Italian food. In my dreams, it was an almost magical place… Read More

Church in Castellina in Chianti, Italy

Why driving is the best way to explore Tuscany


When we travelled to Italy, one of the things that I was set on doing was renting a villa in Tuscany for a week. The villa that I ended up choosing was located near the medieval town of Figline Valdarno, located about 30kms south of Florence. Although there is public transportation to the town, there… Read More

View of roof tops in Greve in Chianti in Tuscany, Italy

Roof top view in Greve in Chianti, Italy


Greve in Chianti was the first town that we visited in the Chianti wine growing region of Tuscany, Italy. We drove our car from our lovely Tuscan villa in search of a nice picnic spot in the countryside, and found just that outside of Greve in Chianti. After lunch we returned to the explore the… Read More

Two Hours in Pisa, Italy


One week in Tuscany, Italy just wasn’t enough. In fact, even though we had seen so much of this beautiful province and explored so many of it’s interesting towns, we still had only just scratched the surface. We hadn’t even made it to one of Tuscany’s most popular cities – Pisa. Luckily, due to the… Read More