San Gimignano

Medieval towers in San Gimignano, Tuscany
The town of San Gimignano in Tuscany is famous for its medieval towers and, despite its small size it is on many people's "must see" list when visiting the region. Medieval towers in San Gimignano, Tuscany In the middle ages Italian towns could be dangerous places, aristocraticRead more

Santa Croce, Florence

The facade of Santa Croce in Florence
On our visit to Florence last week we visited the huge Franciscan church of Santa Croce, a short walk to the east from the centre. Several famous Tuscans are buried here, including Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante. The facade of Santa Croce in Florence Giotto and his followers decoratedRead more

Around The Duomo in Florence

The dome of Florence's Duomo
When you visit Florence as we did this week, you cannot avoid seeing the Duomo and you will almost certainly walk past it, even if it is not on your list of things to do. Cathedrals took hundreds of years to build and when the Duomo in FlorenceRead more

Gardens & Sculpture Parks

The face of the ogre at the Bomarzo Monster Park.
There are several gardens and sculpture parks that can be visited from the Tuscany Umbria border. You could develop a week long garden themed itinerary for your holiday by visiting the places below - possibly combining the gardens with nearby towns and sights to make a fullRead more