Tag Archives: Tuscany

On or off the beaten path?

This thing called the ‘beaten path’ really isn’t such a bad place. Everyone wants to avoid it, but you have to consider that it includes many of the beautiful destinations and experiences that create the best travel memories…Michelangelo’s David, the … Continue reading

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Torre Elsa is a Noble Remnant of Ancient Semifonte

Torre Elsa is an impressive 11th century tower that witnessed the momentous 12th century battle between Florence and the citizens of Semifonte. Threatened by Semifonte‚Äôs dominant position over the Elsa valley and its trading strength, the Florentines virtually eliminated the … Continue reading

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A Village Called Abbadia Isola

It was lunch time and we were promised something really special. Truth be told, pretty much everything in Italy is special, and so far on our trip we had not been disappointed with any of the venues we had visited … Continue reading

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Borgo Casciano in the Heart of Chianti

We recently stayed at Borgo Casciano, a brand new renovation of a cluster of farmhouses in the heart of the Chianti region of Tuscany. It’s located between the towns of Mercatale and San Casciano in the luscious Val di Pesa. … Continue reading

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Hard Rock Cafe Comes to Florence

We didn’t think we would make it to the Hard Rock Cafe on this trip to Italy, but decided that a visit would be interesting. Although it’s not our priority to seek out an American meal while in Italy, we … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 18: Tuscany

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. This morning is a welcome break from the fast pace we’ve been on. We get some laundry done and hang it out on the … Continue reading

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30 Days on the Road in Italy…Day 17: Tuscany

Come with us as we explore Italy and check out properties for Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals. Yves is a well known French comic actor and mime. He is also the proud owner of a first class Tuscan villa, not far … Continue reading

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