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A quick guide to Val d’Orcia by Across Tuscany Tours

A quick guide to Val d’Orcia

Close your eyes and imagine you’re in Tuscany: what do you see? Maybe golden wheat fields and soft, green rolling hills dotted by hamlets and stone farmhouses; blooming sunflowers and plush...

The Saracen Joust in Arezzo by Across Tuscany Tours

The Saracen Joust in Arezzo

Twice a year, the city of Arezzo turns into a place where you can travel back in time. It happens when the Saracen Joust (Giostra del Saracino) takes place on the penultimate Saturday of&...

Discover Montepulciano by Across Tuscany Tours

Discover Montepulciano

Montepulciano sits on a hill in Southern Tuscany, fairly close to Siena and Florence. It's a walled town of Etruscan origins and one of the most charming in Tuscany. Montepulciano means n...

Chianti Classico, the Black Rooster by Across Tuscany Tours

Chianti Classico, the Black Rooster

Being a wine lover, you must have heard of Chianti and Chianti Classico before. How can you not? Chianti is one of the best-known Italian wines in the world and, possibly, on...

Casentino, the hidden Tuscany by Across Tuscany Tours

Casentino, the hidden Tuscany

Stretching between Florence and Arezzo, the Casentino valley is home to 36,000 hectares of lush forests surrounded by mountains, hamlets, castle ruins, ancient churche...

Things to do in Montalcino, Tuscany by Across Tuscany Tours

Things to do in Montalcino, Tuscany

Montalcino is a picturesque hilltop town in southern Tuscany, about 50 km from Siena and 40 km from Montepulciano. The name surely rings a bell: Montalcino is home to one of the most presti...

Must see in Tuscany: Piazza del Campo, Siena by Across Tuscany Tours

Must see in Tuscany: Piazza del Campo, Siena

If you’re going to visit Siena, make sure to spend some time in Piazza del Campo, the city’s beating heart and symbol and one of the reason that made Siena’s centre...

Must do in Tuscany: Arezzo Antiques Fair by Across Tuscany Tours

Must do in Tuscany: Arezzo Antiques Fair

Where: Arezzo’s historic centre. When: the first Sunday of every month and the preceding Sunday. What: antiques, quality handicrafts, and more.   Are you an anti...

Discover Valdarno by Across Tuscany Tours

Discover Valdarno

Speaking about "hidden Tuscany", a place worth discovering is Valdarno. As the name suggests, Valdarno is the valley where the river Arno flows. It stretches from Arezzo a...