Off the beaten track in central Italy

a day in Città della Pieve  in Umbria Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. Florence, Pisa, Siena or Lucca can get really crowded during the high season between April and September. While many of us dream of a relaxing holiday, far from the crowds, everyday rush and confusion, often this […]

5 Beaches near Florence

Where to take a break at the seaside near Florence.   It’s hot! This week the temperature in Florence reached 38°C (100°F). The city starts to shut down for the summer break. In Italy, August is for most Italians the month of family holidays. Schools, universities, industries but also many services are closed, and people […]