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. Read More
The American Donuts, in Tuscany are called Bomboloni. And honestly, I knew them with the Tuscan name until Homer Simpson make donuts so popular in Italy.
When I was a kid, I used to spend the whole summer at the beach of the Versilia and Apuan Coast with my mother and my two sisters. Sometimes, if we were unusually good, or if my mamma just forgot the “merenda“, we could have a “bombolone”, or “frate”, as they are called in other parts of Tuscany. Read More
A map and itinerary of Via Francigena in Tuscany are what you need if you are planning to take this walk to reach Rome, its final destination, coming from the North of Italy or Europe. Perhaps you have decided to travel along the Via Francigena for spiritual reasons or to feel like a pilgrim doing such a long trip by feet, or simply because you like hiking and walking surrounded by nature. Read More