Pedal the Perimeter of Lucca

Pedal the Perimeter of Lucca

Lucca is a gem – compact, flat, lively – an ideal destination for groups of all description. The still-standing enclosing wall, itself a rarity in Tuscany, has been thoughtfully transformed into a circular park of some 4 kms in length. Run it, bike it, stroll it as...
Meet the Mysterious Etruscans

Meet the Mysterious Etruscans

A sophisticated culture vanishes without a trace, except a few stunning stone artifacts, some cave paintings and gorgeous jewelry. This excursion can be shaped around your style and preferences – more or less time in the small, interesting Etruscan museum; include...
TEN Ways to experience hidden Venice

TEN Ways to experience hidden Venice

Venice is a complex city and her charms can be elusive. A strategy, paired with local insights, are key. Plus a spirit of adventure really helps. Here are our suggestions to make the most of your time. Andiamo! The best time to do this either early in the morning or...
11 Reasons to Visit Cetona in 2016

11 Reasons to Visit Cetona in 2016

Amazingly and wonderfully, there are a number of free parking lots on the edge of Cetona that are usually available. Be prepared to manage tight turns and small spaces to park, but then you are done with the car and can explore on foot. Explore beyond the Piazza...
Dig in the dirt… Umbria

Dig in the dirt… Umbria

In our world, truffles are worth getting up early especially when you are walking with a local Italian and trained dogs in the damp early morning of Fall. Weather permitting, of course. This experience is set in the hills above Spoleto on a family-run organic farm. In...

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