Travel Blogs from Tuscany, Italy

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Cycling in Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Cycling in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... chill on the beach, or something. I am still learning my limits. The first day out of Nice I went through Monaco and into Italy. Three countries in one day…that’s a first! Lovely coast and the transition into Italy was not very noticeable to ...

On our way to Florence, Florence, Italy travel blog

On our way to Florence

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We tried to make an early start as today we have to get ourselves to Italia. As I don't have a passport at this time we cannot use airplanes. My passport is still with the visa agency in Holland. So we travel by train today. Our friends went out of their ...

Definitely luck, not stupidity., Viareggio, Italy travel blog

Definitely luck, not stupidity.

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... our butts. Oh how they pained, but(t) only slightly more than the realisation that, for the most part, campsites are now closed in Italy. We had luckily landed in a gorgeous town, Levanto, where our budget found us a hotel. We roamed the three blocks of ...

Florence and Tuscany, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and Tuscany

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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3rd-5th August Its Mandy hear, I'm giving Pete a rest as we have a few blogs to get through. We planned to go to Rome and the Amalfi Coast near Naples but after the craziness of Cinque Terre and Grossetto we decided to head towards Florence and ...

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly, Florence and Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun -- mostly

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... we ended up splitting the vacation into 10 days in Central Europe (see July 31 entry) and 1 week in Florence and Tuscany. We chose Italy in December because Amsterdam doesn't get much sun in the wintertime, which can be depressing. Italy is close ...

Like Jonah, Livorno, Italy travel blog

Like Jonah

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Boarding the ferry to Livorno I felt as thought I was swallowed up.  A boat almost twice the size of our last, but with even less passengers it was empty! I have been quite anxious about this part of our journey.  Most likely it’s just ...

Pisa and Florence, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Pisa and Florence

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Well, the day could have started better....  I missed my train to the airport by about 30 seconds: I was close enough to hear it pulling away from the station, dammit.  But it gave me a chance to wake up slightly more than I was.  ...

Florence renaissance overdose, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence renaissance overdose

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We had booked a suite for two days and a standard room for today so we have to change rooms. We packed the suitcases and the Hotel was kind enough to move them later on when the other room was ready. After our breakfast we headed out to the Ufizzi ...

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement, Tuscany, Italy travel blog

A cheeky pre-holiday... and an engagement

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Up at 03.45am for the hour and a bit drive to Glasgow Prestwick, and a flight to Pisa. We met up with friends Si & Gill later that afternoon where it took Ida a full 10 minutes to notice the glittering diamond on Gill's finger. Off to Borgo di ...

Viva Firenze., Florence, Italy travel blog

Viva Firenze.

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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We woke up to a beautiful sunny day in Florence. The temperature was comfortable as we headed out to explore the city. We walked along the river side towards the Uffizi museum. According to the various sites on the internet it is better to reserve ...

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena, SIena, Italy travel blog

Gorgeous goreous gorgeous Siena

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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Italian classes are progressing well. We had a test last Friday, so I was forced to revise. Unfortunately I am a bit lazy and still speak in English at home as the girls speak such good English. I must try and practise my Italian more! Since I last ...

Back to school, FLorence, Italy travel blog

Back to school

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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CLasses have started at the Leonardo school. Lessons are going well and I feel that we are learning quite quickly. I get to sleep in as lessons don't start til 9am, and the school is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. I stop off for a coffee and ...

To Pisa We Go, Pisa, Italy travel blog

To Pisa We Go

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Our train didn't leave Rome till just after noon so we got to sleep in and took our time eating breakfast and checking out. After an uneventful and boring ride to Pisa we arrived around 4pm and found our hostel really easily. We were hit with a very ...

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!, Pisa, Italy travel blog

What!? The Tower Isn`t Made of Pizza? Those Liars!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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After a horrible sleep we got up a little tired in the morning. The first half of the night was swelteringly hot and so we had to keep the windows open but this just let the mosquitoes in so I (Jackie) woke up with a ton of bites, although once again ...

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy travel blog

A Day in Florence With Michelangelo's David

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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Since Florence was only a little over an hour by train we decided to go and see Michelangelo's David and lots of his other sculptures. Thankfully we arrived at the museum around 11:00am because the line tripled its size at 12:00pm, we did have to wait an ...

Tuscan country side, Poggibonsi, Italy travel blog

Tuscan country side

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... list of must sees that Ben, an Italian and ex colleague of mine gave me when I asked him for tips on a visit to Tuscany. And indeed it was a special sight. Nowadays men compensate certain shortcomings with the size of their car or boat. But in medieval ...

Florence day 3, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence day 3

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Phew, another scorcher today!!!  I ate a tasty cheese panini for brekkie and then headed off slowly into the city.  My calves were killing me from the 9 hours of walking and standing I did yesterday so the pace today today was gonna have to be ...

Straighten Up, Pisa, Italy travel blog

Straighten Up

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Pisa, Tuscany, Italy GMT +1:00 hour Alternate Route Next stop Pisa, a short 1 hour train ride west from Florence and somewhere we had decided to drop in on before continuing onto Rome. The beauty of going to Rome from Pisa is that we'll be ...

The Renaissance Migraine, Florence, Italy travel blog

The Renaissance Migraine

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Florence, Tuscany, Italy GMT +1:00 hour Boring Arty Stuff? Our brief stop in northern Italy came to an end and we moved south to the Tuscany region and a 3 night stay in its capital, Florence. The region of Tuscany may be better known ...

Florence and more damn tourists, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence and more damn tourists

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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Well, I hadn't forgotten one thing about camping in the summer - you can't get a lie-in:it was like a swedish sauna by about 8.30am.  So it was a quick shower and then off into the city centre.  I decided to walk it rather than taking the bus, ...

Livin' La Dolce Vita, The Tuscany, Italy travel blog

Livin' La Dolce Vita

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... away down alleys of modern cities; seaside towns that smell like perfume; and a bounty of fresh vegetables, homemade sweets, and Tuscany wine. Italy has been a feast of sights, smells and tastes. Eager to see it all, we scurried around the great sites ...

Short stop in Siena, Siena, Italy travel blog

Short stop in Siena

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Siena, known as Italy's Gothic gem, was another short stop which we unfortunately did not have enough time to explore in-depth and would have to come back to, when we return to do a tour of the Italian wine lands (hopefully in a few years ...

Saints can be so interesting, Siena, Italy travel blog

Saints can be so interesting

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... old head of Catherine Benincasa.    Elenka and I won't complete this journey until we've traveled all the way to Transylvania in search of Dracula's Castle. If only we'd known that Italy held such macabre treasures.         ...

Finishing Italy in a Hurry, Florence, Italy travel blog

Finishing Italy in a Hurry

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... so we thought. Before I noticed the spelling on the board above the track and realized we were getting on a train to Genova, Italy and not Geneve, Switzerland. Between Genoa, Genova and Geneva I'm sure there's a lot of confused, misplaced people.) And we ...

Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy travel blog

Boboli Gardens

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) Yesterday we went to the Pitti Palace to buy a three-day pass which all the guidebooks said we could get.  This would have given us time in the Pitti Palace museums plus the Boboli and everything else.  Because it was very popular, the ...

Florence at first glance, Florence, Italy travel blog

Florence at first glance

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... cue - maybe a few minutes early since they hadn't lit all the candles yet, and had the most pleasant dinner so far in Italy. For appetizer, Sara had tagliatelle with ragu and I had gnochettini with some sort of delicious tomato mix.  I had an ...

Casentino and the battle of Poppi, Poppi, Italy travel blog

Casentino and the battle of Poppi

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We went to Poppi (which Sara calls Poopi) because it was the home of the Guidos.  We hoped to see some guidos, but couldn't find any.  I think they were hiding.  We visited their giant castle in Poopi and saw the dungeon where they ...

Little Black Airplane Clouds, Florence, Italy travel blog

Little Black Airplane Clouds

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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(C) We made it!  Only took two days.  Fog delay into Salt Lake.  Missed connection.  Equipment delay into Atlanta, missed connection by 2 minutes.  Grrr.  Overnight in Atlanta's finest airport inn, which might have rented by ...

Rendezvous Above Firenze, Florence, Italy travel blog

Rendezvous Above Firenze

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... the Oltrarno (which means beyond the Arno - or across the river) for some snacks and of course some delicious Moretti beer - Italy's best. I climbed the hill to the piazza and walked around the souvenir vendors and tourists. Chad joined me and after a ...

A few photos from Fiesole, Fiesole, Italy travel blog

A few photos from Fiesole

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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A pretty quiet week for me as I came down with a nasty cold when I got back from the Amalfi coast. I took a few days off school and am now almost better. My housemates are away for another couple of days, so the house is quiet too. But the weather is ...

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