Montepulciano – Famous for its Vino Nobile

Piazza Grande in Montepulciano

Montepulciano – A Hill Town in Tuscany that’s Famous for its Vino Nobile: One of the pleasures of travelling in Tuscany is visiting its many charming medieval hill towns, Montepulciano being one of them. Set on a ridge of about 605 metres above sea level, Montepulciano is one of the of the highest Tuscan hill towns. […]

Siena – Famous for its Medieval Heritage and the Palio

Piazza del Campo, Siena

Siena – Home of the Palio and Panforte Capital of Italy: At the heart of central Tuscany lies Siena, a hill town that is famous the world over for its Palio and the Siena cake or panforte. Siena was built on three ridges which converge into the famous scallop-shaped central square, the Piazza del Campo.  […]

Siena is the Panforte Capital of Italy

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Enjoying Panforte in Siena – the Panforte Capital of Italy: For our visit of Siena, one of the things on my to-do list was to buy some Panforte from the city where this cake originated. Siena panforte is a dense fruit cake with candied fruits and nuts. But what makes it different from other fruit […]

Tour Routes in Italy

Map of Italy with major cities

Suggested Tour Routes to make the best of your holiday in Italy A Suggested Route around Italy A comprehensive tour of Italy would take a long time, and if limited to the usually visited sights would omit many interesting experiences. However, here is my offering, and I’d say this was a 24 day minimum (excluding […]