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Scoppio del Carro, exploding carts in Florence on Easter Sunday

If you’re visiting Florence during the Easter holidays be sure not to miss one of the town’s oldest and most popular traditions: the Explosion of the Cart. Continue reading

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Castagneto Carducci, the heart of the Etruscan Coast

  Set amongst the Etruscan jewels that give their name to this strip of coast south of Livorno, is the town of Castagneto Carducci. Perched on the hillside near a chestnut wood, castagneto, the town was named in 1900 Castagneto … Continue reading

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Casciana Terme, the warm heart of Tuscany

In the heart of the Pisan Hills region lies the town of Casciana Terme, one of many dotting these knolls. The name Casciana derives from the Latin name Cassius, so presumably it was the “Land of Cassio”, but a first … Continue reading

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UNESCO’s World Heritage List adds other 14 Tuscan locations – Part Two

Last time we embarked on visiting the recently inscribed UNESCO’s World Heritage properties: the Medici villas and gardens in Tuscany Continue reading

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Massagli, the bitter-sweet soul of Lucca

A trip to Lucca would never be complete without tasting one of its local specialities: the Massagli herbal liqueurs Continue reading

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