Tuscany Travel Guide

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Florence

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5286,12068,1313

Pisa

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1473,4173,399

Lucca

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610,1602,130

Siena

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899,2730,171

San Gimignano

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407,1246,100

Montecatini Terme

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76,207,99

Livorno

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185,548,44

Volterra

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193,477,28

Isola d' Elba

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90,268,6

Cortona

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97,225,53

Arezzo

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87,243,50

Montepulciano

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90,264,61

Grosseto

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35,110,39

Montalcino

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93,337,17

Pienza

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76,264,20

Fiesole

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51,151,16

Piombino

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21,31,0

Castiglioncello

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29,52,11

Castellina in Chianti

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29,85,24

Viareggio

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9,35,63

Barga

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23,66,2

Pietrasanta

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17,50,19

Rosignano Solvay

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30,41,0

Monteriggioni

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33,115,22

Vinci

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34,58,12

Greve

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36,155,25

Prato

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31,58,19

Massa

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13,23,6

Massa Marittima

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22,48,15

Isola del Giglio

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13,116,4

Forte dei Marmi

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8,23,41

Chianciano Terme

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5,0,77

Carrara

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11,45,2

Porto Ercole

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7,15,5

Marina di Pietrasanta

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29,44,33

Orbetello

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7,11,16

Montevarchi

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10,35,5

Porto Santo Stefano

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4,9,7

Certaldo

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8,28,14

Bagni di Lucca

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6,21,7

Poggibonsi

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6,6,18

Castiglione della Pescaia

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4,11,10

Marina di Pisa

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2,9,2

Lido di Camaiore

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3,1,28

Borgo a Mozzano

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8,17,1

Talamone

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9,29,5

Sovana

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18,35,2

Florence

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  • Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

    Florence Things to Do

    the famous Bell Tower was started by Giotto in 1334 but he dies in 1337 and the tower was finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359 and has a measurements of 84.7 metres tall and approximately 15 metres in breadth and has 444 steps to the top (with a separate entrance area from the Cathedral). It has many sculptural decorations and the same...

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  • Hotel David

    Florence Hotels

    We have stayed with this establishment many times. Initially, it was because they have free parking...

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  • Local Eating

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Florence Restaurants

    In Italy, you do not really leave a tip. If you choose to do so, it's a matter of rounding up a euro or two at the most. Most restaurants basically collect a "tip" in their cover charge which could be a "using table" charge or by charging you for the bread they bring to the table. Some restaurants flat out have a convenience charge of €5.00.

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Pisa

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  • The Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pisa Things to Do

    The Piazza Dei Duomo maybe a Unesco World Heritage site and is really beautifual work of art, but the singular structure that put Pisa on the World Map is the lowly Campanile (Belfry) of the Cathedreal Santa Maria Assunta that has been leaning for several hundred years as it was made into an unstable ground foundation. It is the third oldest...

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  • Bologna Hotel Pisa

    Pisa Hotels

    This is a gentle warning to anyone using a vehicle on the road at the front of the hotel, who is not...

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  • Around Miracoli Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Pisa Restaurants

    We ended up at Ristorante L’Europeo in Pisa by the start of the evening. We saw all the beautiful buildings at the Piazza dei Miracoli and decided that is was time for a nice meal. We walked our way over the Via S Maria to see if we could find a nice restaurant. Our idea was to get away as far as possible of the tourist trap square, because we...

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Lucca

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  • City walls

    Lucca Things to Do

    The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the walls were demilitarized, and since that acted as a public walkway. What a great idea  The access to the city was secured by several fortified...

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  • Alla Corte degli Angeli

    Lucca Hotels

    it's beautiful, each room is different, if you really want to feel like you are on the set of "...

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  • Visit the cathedral.

    Lucca Things to Do

    The duomo of San Martino (or the cathedral) was founded in the VI century. It was rebuilt around 1060 and renewed between the XII and the XIII centuries. The interior was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries.One of the highlights of this church is Civitali' s tempietto; built in 1482. It houses the Volto Santo (Holy Face). A large wooden crucifix...

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Siena

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  • Duomo

    Siena Things to Do

    The Duomo di Siena or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Dutch: Siena's Duomo, or Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption) is the cathedral of Siena in Italy, whose façade was completed in 1380. The construction of the cathedral was begun in the 12th century. It is one of the great examples of Italian Gothic architecture. The Duomo has an ornate...

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  • Pensione Palazzo Ravizza

    Siena Hotels

    Out of the five hotels we stayed at in Italy, this was by far our favorite. Large rooms and...

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  • S.Galgano Abbey

    Siena Off The Beaten Path

    Really exists only one sword in the stone, all over the world. It's S.Galgano's sword. We find it in Tuscany, between Monticiano (Siena) and Chiusdino, near the wonderful ruins of an impressive Abbey without roof with a meadow of green grass as floor and one sword in the stone. A lot of Britan carried in Tuscany.The sword also seems to be...

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San Gimignano

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Montecatini Terme

Livorno

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  • Terrazza Mascagni

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Livorno Things to Do

    Further along the coast from the Scoglio della Regina and a modern day "beach" complex, the Terrazza Mascagni sprouts out from a patch of wasteground, and at first seems underwhelming. But, as it turns the corner, the checkboard terrace suddenly becomes impressive. Behind it, there is a park with various monuments like a bandstand, and the Grand...

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  • Max Hotel Livorno

    Livorno Hotels

    Spent 7 nights here in October, 2004. Staff is very helpful and attentive. Multilingual - most speak...

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  • To Corse and Sardenia

    Livorno Transportation

    Livorno is the best place to reach Corse island and Sardenia ..It takes 4 hours to reach Bastia in Corse...You can reach also Golfo Aranji in Sardenia daily ..

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Volterra

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  • See the Interior of the Cathedral

    Volterra Things to Do

    The church is a simple nave and aisles. The upper inner surfaces of the nave are alternating strips of white and black marble. The columns are of pink marble. Behind the altar is a fine work by Mino da Fiesoli. The outside of the nave facing the Pal. dei Priori js faced withblacy and white marble.

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  • Hotel Etruria

    Volterra Hotels

    Right in the heart of Volterra, in the main street full of shops, restaurants bars and tourists....

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  • The Main Floor of the Pal. dei Priori Is...

    Volterra Things to Do

    The first floor of the Pal. dei Priori contains two large meeting rooms. The main one is named the Sala del Consiglio. It is the council chamber and also ihas a groin vault. On one wall is an Annunciation created in the 13C. In the stair well going to the next floor there is a fine crucifixion. In the upper two floors are a fine 14-17C gallery of...

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Isola d' Elba

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  • The village of Poggio #3

    Isola d' Elba Things to Do

    Interior of the church in the village of Poggio. I forgot to make notes, but this is presumably the church of San Niccolo, which is said to be an example of a fortified church. But as you can see I've only retained this photograph of the interior here.

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  • Hotel Danila

    Isola d' Elba Hotels

    We stayed at this fantastically located 3 star hotel in May this year. Only a short drive away from...

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  • The village of Poggio #2

    Isola d' Elba Things to Do

    View on Mount Capanne from the village of Poggio. The mountain is the highest point on the entire island and reaches just above 1,000 meters. They say that from the top you can enjoy an excellent view of the Etruscan coast and maybe even catch a glimpse of Corsica, located at a distance of 50 kilometers.

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Cortona

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  • Republic Square.

    Cortona Things to Do

    Buy your bus ticket at the gift shop., return journey down the mountain.-- Cortona town hall is from the 13 century has a big clock tower, Republic square is only small but charming. The clock tower can be seen in my other picture..

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  • Relais La Corte dei Papi

    Cortona Hotels

    My husband and I spent a week at this beautiful and charming inn. The accommodations were first...

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  • Town wall

    Cortona Things to Do

    There is an old town wall round Cortona.,looking down to Lake Trasimento.--, when built there were 4 gateways. Wall was 3km long Said to be unusually large walls.for the situation.

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Arezzo

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  • Wonderful Tuscan Food

    Arezzo Restaurants

    Located on a small side street in Arezzo, Antica Osteria L'Agania serves traditional, delicious Tuscan food. The restaurant's exterior is very romantic and Mediterranean since it's covered in ivy, green shutters, and some old lanterns. The restaurant itself is not very big, but contains enough seats for a small crowd. The interior is dark red and...

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  • Residence La Ferriera

    Arezzo Hotels

    It is good IF one does not have to pay the RCI Half-Board of Euros 740 for two. The food is not...

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  • Piazza Grande

    Arezzo Things to Do

    Piazza Grande is Arezzo's main square. Because of how the city is situated, the square is not level. Piazza Grande holds many old buildings (like the Pieve di Santa Maria), which date from the 14th century. It also contains the Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici and its clock tower. Some of these buildings proudly display many coat of arms. It's a...

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Montepulciano

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Grosseto

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  • Local Culture and Architecture

    Grosseto Things to Do

    The old town area behind the walls is active and a some buildings date back 700 year. The Francesco church is form 1200, and was given to the town by Benedictine Friars. The church has gone through many renovations, and fires, and the bell tower struck by lightening and rebuilt in 1950's. The palace is from Aldobrandeschi family era from 1100's....

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  • Razza del Casalone

    Grosseto Hotels

    Excellent location right at the city limits of the town and only 3 miles to the old part of the...

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  • Medicean Fortress

    Grosseto Things to Do

    Civic Museum inside-walk the grounds. It is a nice walk around to get the feel for what the fort was like on layout. The fortress is in the middle of the historic area of the city, and really in the middle of the city. The fort area has been a protection area back before 1151 when the Aldobrandeschi family took control of this region. They lost out...

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Montalcino

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  • Friendly with delicious food

    Montalcino Restaurants

    The food was all done to perfection. We put Osteria al Giardino down as one of our “finds” and we’ll come back. The chef came out and chatted and as we left, he introduced his wife and newborn baby. All in all . . . a great Tuscan experience!Their speciality is local food with local ingredients . . . delicious and very reasonable in...

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  • Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

    Montalcino Hotels

    Montalcino, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Postage Stamps

    Montalcino Shopping

    I enjoy sending postcards while on travel. Finding postcards are relatively easy. Finding a post office, not so much. Buying stamps is sometimes tough. If you need postage for your postcards, you can buy stamps at the tobacco (tabacchi) shop.

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Pienza

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