Destinations

Touring Rome’s Iconic Fountains

We have led many tours around Rome over the years, and the city’s artistic and imaginative celebration of running water is one of the universal highlights that guarantees to delight almost every visitor, regardless of age, sex or nationality. In fact, one of the greatest honours that could be given to an artist or sculptor was the commission to build a fountain for the city. When you join one of our Rome tours, we make sure …

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More Than Florence: Tuscany’s Unexplored Destinations

Beaches to rival Sardinia and mountains that link with the Alps—countryside to seaside, skyline to mountain range, Tuscany is a treasure trove of art, nature, and wonder. Yes, technically a trip to Florence will still take you to Tuscany, since Florence is the capital of the Tuscan region, but that’s being literal. As beautiful as it is, the city of Florence can’t deliver the famous countryside panoramas you find in postcards or scenes you’ve only seen in …

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Christmas in Italy

Everyone will tell you that Christmas in Italy is a magical time, and I would not hesitate to agree. Yuletide visitors get to enjoy the twinkling lights and tasteful city decorations that enhance the already charming historic centers. Italians extend their celebrations through the Feast of Epiphany (also known as Twelfth Night), so those visitors who take a post-Christmas break can find themselves immersed in the festive spirit up to 6 January. Epiphany marks the …

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Non-Touristy Experiences for Florence and Tuscany

How can you get the same unique travel experience that takes you away from the crowds and off-the-beaten-track, but still visits the must-see sites and places in Florence and around Tuscany? We all want to discover the best-kept secrets, but tourist attractions are usually things you can’t miss for a reason. Most of the time, they include historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites. If you have the time, you do both. If you have …

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9 Perfect Day Trips from Florence

Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture, is known by many to be among the world’s most beautiful destinations. If you’ve soaked in the fashion, fine dining, and ambiance of the city and discovered its ins and outs, you’re ready to branch out and explore the surrounding areas. From the nearby seaside, rolling hills, or hiking around the Chianti region, this list highlights nine perfect day trips from Florence that are definitely worth a visit. …

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