Tag Archives: tuscany

Day Trip: Cortona

Cortona, Italy – the epitome of Tuscan beauty. Maze-like cobblestone streets, an enoteca around every corner,  panoramas of sweeping sunflower fields, cozy cafés and austere churches. This hilltop town is everything you fantasized your vacanza in Toscana to be. Although unassuming, the quiet hill town has attracted thousands of years of attention thanks to her fertile land […]

the villa crawl

One toasty, Tuscan, summer day a few years back, I accompanied Meg on a trek out to the Medici Villa at Castello for some thesis research. Wellllllllllllllll you know how these things go. One villa led to another, and another, and another, and before we knew it we were riding a full-fledged Tuscany high. While […]

Valdarno countryside

wwoofing in tuscany

We’ve been covering our favorite free things to do in Florence proper, but city center only offers a thin slice of the adventures to be had. Sometimes it’s best to escape the stone walls, venture into the hills, and experience a very different, still very authentic, Italian way of life. Topics in the queue for […]