Posts Tagged ‘Tuscany’

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Cala del Porto: Your Own Private Beach in Tuscany.

When most people think of Tuscany, the rolling hills of Chianti probably come to mind, but the region is much more than this. The Maremma in southern Tuscany is dotted with beautiful medieval [...]

coccoli con tagliere Photo by Coral L Sisk

Traditional must-try bakery goods in Florence

Tuscan baked sweets and savories are made either with no butter  (i.e. almond biscotti) or with shortening or plain old fashioned lard. Italians and Tuscans especially take great pride in baked [...]

Lucca - Photo by Susan Nelson

Italy’s Best Passeggiata on a Medieval Wall

Whether you are sightseeing, out for exercise or enjoying some form of recreation, Lucca’s 2 1/2 mile (4 km) medieval wall walk is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Located just [...]

Photo by Victoria De Maio

Bolgheri – A Super Tuscan Village

Bolgheri is a small medieval village only a few kilometers from the seaside in the heart of the Etruscan coast of Tuscany.

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Massa Marittima – A Tuscan Gem

Massa Marittima is a Tuscan gem. As soon as we strolled into the town on a sunny spring day we were entranced.

Punta Ala sundet Photo by Debra Kolkka

My Stay in Stunning Punta Ala

The Maremma is a wild and rugged part of Tuscany. Punta Ala on the coast is anything but rugged. If you love water sport and golf, this is the place to come, and the Hotel Cala del Porto is definitely the place to stay.

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My Lovely Village of Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca is a collection of villages on the edge of the Garfagnana area of northern Tuscany. It has been famous for its thermal springs since Roman times. The drive the villages follows the Serchio River from Lucca. Just before arriving in Bagni di Lucca, the Lima River joins the Serchio near the incredible Ponte della Maddelena, or Devil's Bridge. Matilde di Canossa had the bridge built in

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