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The classical Renaissance façade of the Poggio a Caiano villa
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Medici Villas near Florence

The Medici family is synonymous to the Italian Renaissance. They made Florence into the hub of the Humanist movement in Italy and Southern Europe. This extremely wealthy family of bankers managed to become the unofficial rulers of the city through business and political manoeuvring. The Medicis have always been patrons […]

What Is an Agriturismo?
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What Is an Agriturismo?

Tuscany isn’t all about about art and architecture. In order to get a complete Tuscan experience, don’t overlook its stunning countryside. A great way to experience the slow pace and natural beauty of Tuscany is to take a few days off the beaten track and stay on a farm. Most […]

Girl relaxing in a natural pool at the Saturnia hot springs
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Hot Springs in Tuscany

Tuscany is full natural hot springs. Most are high end spas that offer all kinds of health and beauty treatments. There are still a few outdoor hot springs that are immersed in nature and free. If you are willing to experience the wilder side of Tuscany, Bagni San Filippo or […]

Montalcino is atop a hill from where you can admire the Val d'Orcia landscape
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What to Do in Montalcino

Montalcino is mostly mentioned in referenced to the famous wine, Brunello di Montalcino. Though a day trip to this little medieval town would not be complete without trying this red in a winery or restaurant, there are many other things to do. The slow pace of Montalcino invites visitors to […]