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. […]

Montepulciano: Live from the Heart of Tuscany’s Wine Country

Montepulciano

Montepulciano is the highest hill town in Tuscany, and renowned for its wine, the Vino Nobile Henry James drank so much Montepulciano wine he couldn’t remember much about this famous Tuscany hill town, but it’s beautifully preserved and well worth a visit, especially to taste the food – and don’t miss the wine cellars! “Well […]

San Gimignano: Live from its Tallest Tower

San Gimignano Towers

Don’t miss this walled medieval hill town with its famous towers in beautiful Tuscany San Gimignano in Italy is famous for its tower houses, and here, 54 metres up on top of the tallest one, the Torre Grossa, built in 1311, Tony Page gives you a 360 degree panorama of this famous walled medieval hill […]

Cortona, A Medieval Town Under the Tuscan Sun

Piazza della Repubblica, Cortona

Cortona, Frances Mayes’ Town Under the Tuscan Sun Has Very Interesting Etruscan History: Cortona is one of the oldest hill-towns in Tuscany and its history can be traced back to the time of the Etruscans. In the past many writers have written about Cortona, but in more recent times, it was Frances Mayes’ “Under the […]

A Sidetrip to See Frances Mayes’ House Under the Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun

A Side Trip to See Frances Mayes’ House in Cortona: Cortona is a charming Tuscan hill town that was quiet and little known to popular tourism before the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. This romantic comedy, based on Frances Mayes‘ memoirs, has brought increased interest by visitors, especially women, keen to see where the recently […]

Food in Central Italy

The biggest mortadella in the world!

Food in Central Italy: a brief gastronomical tour! Emilia Romagna; Tuscany; Umbria; Le Marche Pomposa; Ravenna; Ferrara; Bologna; Modena; Parma; Siena; San Gimignano; Pisa; Lucca; Firenze (Florence); Arezzo; Montepulciano; Montalcino; Lake Trasimeno; Perugia; Assisi; Spoleto; Orvieto; San Leo; San Marino; Urbino; Ancona; Ascoli Piceno Food in Central Italy may be the most familiar to tourists, […]

Italy Travel

Italy Travel

An Italy Tour is more than a Roman Holiday… I love Italy. Travel in Italy should mean swanning round in a red Ferrari convertible between legendary hotels in legendary places like the Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Hassler in Rome and Corbusier’s Punta Tragara in Capri. Not just a dream… Unfortunately this kind of Europe […]