Tips and Articles for Tuscany

David Cicconi

Every year, the picturesque Tuscan town of Siena—generally known for its medieval tower and graphic white-and-black cathedral—turns into an explosive... Read More

The Digs: The Gran Panoramic Vista Mare Suite, Baglioni Hotel Cala del PortoSize: 800 square feetPrice: $1,788 a nightThe Skinny: ... Read More

Nothing is better than tasting a good wine in the place where it’s made. You get a whole new level of understanding of the process and poetry—and you’re... Read More

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Surely you’ve played this game: Are you a hotel person, or an inn person?My answer has always been firm: I am not an inn person. The homey rooms, the... Read More

Festival del Maggio Musicale FiorentinoFlorence, Tuscany; May 2–June 24This year, the country’s most important classical festival honors the 200th... Read More

Across EuropeAbercrombie & Kent VillasBest For: Excursions; local staff; user-friendly websiteFive decades of experience as a luxury travel operator... Read More

See T+L’s Bucket List slideshows• Beach Vacations Bucket List• The Foodie’s Travel Bucket List• Celebrities’ Favorite Places• Ultimate Adventure Travel... Read More

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/backpacking-tripsTrekking, Walking, and BikingAlpine AscentsAdrenaline-inducing mountaineering trips that... Read More

According to locals, the true heart of the Maremma runs along the Tyrrhenian coast, from Grosseto to Capalbio, and 30 miles inland to Mount Amiata. A... Read More

Venice: On the Campo San Zanipolo, look out for the rounded pediments that adorn the elegant 15th-century façade of Scuola Grande di San Marco, by... Read More

John Phillips was only looking for a villa. That he wound up with a village says something about the scale of his enthusiasms, his impetuous streak, and... Read More

Looking Back on BodrumPeter Jon Lindberg’s “Touring Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula” was most interesting to me, but the glamorous beach resort he describes... Read More

Pisa, ItalyDesigner Cecilia Iacobelli and chocolatier Paul de Bondt, husband-and-wife team behind Pisa’s De Bondt Chocolate: “This place is so much more... Read More

Rich, pretty Lucca. What shall we do with you?Surveying the Lucchese skyline from one of the handful of remaining medieval towers above the city, you’ll... Read More

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“When I was growing up, we always traveled to a rambling farmhouse in Tuscany. My dad [John Mortimer] was obsessed with Italy—in fact, he wrote a book... Read More

At the rental-car return in Milan’s Malpensa airport, I take a last pensive sniff of our Fiat Panda. Someone should bottle the scent and call it Aroma... Read More

Imagine yourself sitting on the terrace of the 14th-century Palazzo Capponi delle Rovinate, watching the sleepy crawl of the Arno as you savor a plate... Read More

Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before... Read More

Train Travel“Traveling by train is an amazing way to see the hinterland of a destination, withouthaving to stay there,” says Diane Hilliard. And more... Read More

Douglas Gayeton invites us to the fields, barns, butcher shops, and dinner tables where he learned how to live and eat in the Tuscan countryside.... Read More

ItalyThe Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from$5,574 per person, double.Why We Love It: Spend five nights... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants.You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not... Read More

Only on the web: More Responses to Our Parents' Poll QuestionTony Hawk CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER My three boys [Riley, 12, Spencer, 5, and Keegan, 2] and... Read More

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