Just a short distance from Florence and Pisa and several other better known Tuscany towns is the town of Volterra that sits on a hill top like several of the Tuscan towns and cities.
Often referred to as cute and cozy, you’ll find those two words fit the town of Pienza to a “T”. The birthplace of Pope Pius II who took it upon himself to actually remodel the town in 1459 or 1450, he picked Bernardo Rossellino as his man to do the planning with a renaissance flair. […]
Located in the province of Siena is the hill based town of Montalcino. A neighbor to Florence, Pisa, and Siena the location has been in use since the days of the ancient Romans.
The walled city of Montepulciano located in Tuscany is a site to see that will stay with you for a lifetime. It’s legendary fine wines called Vino Nobile, Renaissance architecture, cuisine, art, and people are a spotlight on what’s so great about the Tuscany region. It’s actually built on sloping limestone and is home to […]
You’ll find lots of history and adventure in Empoli on your Tuscany vacation. This town goes back to the 8th century first as a castle and then for official recognition in 1119 AD as a city. The town today is situated around the Piazza Farinata degli Uberti the focus of the city’s historical buildings.
Another medieval place to visit in the Tuscany region is the town of Pitigliano located in the Maremma of Tuscany. It’s a fantastic place that sits atop a ridge looking like fortress out of some Hollywood movie.
Nestled between the Tuscan areas of Florence and Lucca is Postoia the capital of the Pistoia province and is a definite destination for travelers who visit Italy and especially the Tuscany region. Visitors are often astounded by the legendary Piazza del Duomo which is in the main section or square. It’s got that medieval look […]
Your Tuscany adventure wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Livorno! It’s unique in that as a port city it has been the landing spot for visiting cultures from around the word. You’ll find it’s history is well represented here as the cross cultural influences still exit to this day. The dress, the cuisine, the […]
Vacationers from around the world flock to the capital city of Tuscany in Italy called Florence. With about 370,000 people it’s the largest population in Tuscany. Home to the birth of the Renaissance it’s a city with so much history under it’s belt it’s no wonder they have such a thriving tourist industry.
Who can resist the urge to visit the legendary region of Tuscany, Italy? This area boasts a history so rich that it has changed the face of human history. Be it the arts, politics, or religion Tuscany offers such a rich culture that it’s almost irresistible for a traveler to Italy to ignore it.
Ancient Rome architecture took on the external language of classical Greek architecture for their own intentions, which were very diverse from Greek structures as to craft a new architectural style. The two styles are frequently considered one body of classical architecture, which sometimes is a productive approach, and at times it hinders understanding through judging […]
It there is a place in Italy that really captures the many hearts of tourists and Italian themselves that would be no other than Naples. You can’t blame them for falling in love with this enthralling place. Naples is the amalgamation of the then and now. The historic edifices along with its old ruins blended […]