How to Get to San Gimignano

How to Get to San Gimignano

Getting to San Gimignano by Train, Bus or Car: San Gimignano is a small Tuscan hill-town situated about half way between Florence and Siena. Although there is no train station in this town and the closest airports in the region are either Firenze or Pisa Airport, San Gimignano is nevertheless easily accessible by car or […]

Shopping in San Gimignano

San Gimignano pottery

For Those Looking to Shop in San Gimignano, there is Plenty to Buy Here: San Gimignano is not known as a shopping destination, but for those who love to shop, there are plenty of things you can buy here. In this town there are many shops selling handicraft such as ceramics and woodcraft, embroidery, leather […]

Food and Wine in San Gimignano

Italian cheeses

San Gimignano is a Great Food Destination: If you’re a foodie or love cooking, San Gimignago is a destination for you. The traditional cuisine of this Tuscan hill-town features many of the typical dishes that you’ll see on menus of trattorias and restaurants in Tuscany, and if you’re into cooking, you can easily buy these […]

San Gimignano – Famous for its Fine Food and Towers

San Gimignano

San Gimingano – Famous for its Towers and Fine Food: San Gimignano is a charming Tuscan hill town that’s famous for its medieval buildings and towers. Situated roughly halfway between Siena and Florence, it was a perfect place for us to stop as we travelled from Siena to Florence. We also heard that San Gimingano […]

San Gimignano’s Towers of Wealth and Power

San Gimignano Towers

The San Gimignano Towers are Famous All Over the World: San Gimignano is famous for the medieval towers that dominate its skyline. Known as the Town of Fine Towers, there were once an amazing 72 lofty houses towering above this small Tuscan hill-town. These days only 13 of the San Gimignano towers remain. They are […]

The World’s Best Gelato in San Gimignano

World's Best Gelato in San Gimignano

San Gimignano is a Pilgrimage Destination for Gelato-lovers: When you visit Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, an interesting phenomenon you will observe is the number of people eating gelato. Enjoying a gelato or two is one of the pleasurable pastimes when visiting Italy, and there’s nothing unusual about visitors eating gelato, especially on a […]

Romeo and Juliet – The lovers die but their romance lives on!

Casa di Giulietta

Casa di Giulietta – Romeo and Juliet – An Immortal Love Story: Centuries after Shakespeare wrote his famous tragic romance Romeo and Juliet, more than half a million people still pack into the courtyard of Casa di Giulietta each year to see the famous Juliet balcony.  It was from this balcony that Juliet was supposed […]

Sorrento – A Town with a Southern Charm

Sorrento

Sorrento Has Sun, Sea, Good Food and Everything for La Dolce Vita Sorrento is a well-developed holiday resort town that is popular as a package-holiday destination. Although its history dates back to the times of the Etruscans, the Greeks and the Romans, it’s not history that attracts visitors to Sorrento. With its ideal location on […]

Ristorante Parco Ibsen in Sorrento

Sorrento Bar Ristorante

Parco Ibsen Has Good Food and a Nice Ambience: For one of our dinners in Sorrento, we had a choice of three restaurants – Ristorante Museo Caruso, O Parrucchiano and the Ristorante Parco Ibsen, all in the historic centre of Sorrento. Museo Caruso was described to us as a fine-dining restaurant and although we weren’t […]

Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento

Hotel La Favorita

Hotel La Favorita is Centrally Located 4-Star Sorrento Hotel: For our three day visit in Sorrento, we stayed at the Grand Hotel La Favorita. This relatively new four-star hotel on Via Torquato Tasso enjoys a convenient location in the historical centre of Sorrento. Hotel La Favorita Hotel La Favorita is a beautifully appointed hotel with […]