Valdera in Tuscany is a green rural area in the province of Pisa, a few kilometers away from the Mediterranean Sea and from the famous Tuscan arty towns of Pisa, Lucca, and Florence. Valdera is a real “off the beaten path” destination of Tuscany, still hidden, fortunately, from the mass tourism.
Florence in summer is not a good idea! The title of this post is obviously provocative but I have a few reasons why I say that. I know that for many people visiting “the birthplace of Renaissance” is a lifetime dream and a must-see especially for first-time travelers to Italy. I also know that most of the travelers only get holidays during summertime, but If you can choose to go to Florence in another time.
Thanks to their iconic monuments and marvelous landscapes, Florence and Cinque Terre are two of the most visited places in Italy, those places that you cannot miss, especially if you are planning your first trip to the country of “La Dolce Vita”. How to get from Florence to Cinque Terre is one of the most popular questions that people visiting Italy ask Google.
In spite of the freezing cold that is covering Italy during these first days of 2017, we had the desire to take a short break after Christmas celebrations. Instead of getting a plane flying somewhere in Europe, we preferred to organize a three days Tuscany tour between the Val di Chiana and the more famous Val d’Orcia.