Countryside

Tuscan Dreams of Montestigliano

Tuscany is synonymous to wine tastings, hill top towns and cypress trees. But there’s so much more….. It’s the people and their hospitality that blows me away! In my humble 5 years of travel to Italy, in every region I have been to, I have been amazed by the kindness and love shown by the […]

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5 More Charming Small Towns in Italy

A couple of months back I wrote this post on 10 Charming Small Towns in Italy. I loved all your suggestions and comments on it and would like to add a few more to the ever expanding list. PIN IT 😉 5 More Charming Small Towns in Italy Murano: The glass making island, Murano, is […]

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Wine Tasting in Castello di Poppiano

Castello di Poppiano is perched on the cascading hills of Tuscany. Only a short drive from Florence, it is located in Montespertoli and belongs to the Guicciardini family. A powerful name in Tuscany, Guicciardini houses many Florentine masterpieces since the difficult times of World War II. I took a bike tour with Tuscany Bike Tours with a group […]

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Castello di Montegiove- Umbria’s Best Kept Secret

If you are visiting Italy and looking for offbeat recommendations then I’d suggest you to head to Castello di Montegiove in Montegiove, Umbria. The 13th castle is owned and run by Lorenzo Misciattelli and his family since 4 centuries and is perched on a hill facing the stunning Apennine mountains. The castle and its surroundings give […]

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Experience the Herbal House “Slocally”

When I was in Slovenia, I was hosted by the very lovely Vesna Veliscek, the owner and founder of Herbal House in Plave, Slovenia. Vesna promotes Herbal House through her own travel company called “Slocally.” (Slovenia with the locals named rightly so) “The Herbal House” as the name suggests is a relaxing herbal experience away from […]

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My Tuscan Holiday- An Excursion to San Gimignano

I missed visiting the Tuscan town of San Gimignano (Pronounced: San Jimi Nya No) on my very first visit to Italy. Since then it was on my mind to see the place where Tea with Mussolini was shot. A picturesque town situated on the river Elsa, San Gimignano is probably one of the most touristy […]

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