Er Buchetto serves very few things and is smaller than my student bedroom was, but I'd consider a trip to Rome without lunch here a wasted journey. Normally hating pork, I was reluctant to follow a friend's advice and try this porchetta bar, but went.
At Agriturismo Bagnolo (doubles from €80 B&B), outside Pienza in Tuscany's Val d'Orcia, the spectacular views of the Unesco-protected countryside, home-produced pecorino cheese and sense of seclusion come for about a quarter of the price of a boutique .
Last week you asked for our Italian secrets. Well, we've discovered a whole alternative Tuscany an hour's drive south of Siena. It's called the Maremma, and it is a rich mix of medieval hill towns, Etruscan treasures, a long, unspoilt coastline with.
Bernese archaeologists said that the remains probably amount to the equipment of a Bronze age mountaineer, who would have been crossing from canton Valais to canton Bern via the Lötschen pass, for centuries an important north-south travel route.
Southern Tuscany makes a more stylish splash. Sugary sands are framed by pine groves and low-slung hills, revealing serene, post-impressionist landscapes. In the Maremma, south of Grosseto, set designers are seemingly in charge of the sunsets and .
What to do once you’ve used up every drop of that fruity, creamy olive oil pressed straight from the orchard at the dreamy villa you rented last summer in Tuscany—besides planning ... Here, two experts impart tips for shopping for quality olive oil.
In this new series, we're bringing you the best of our favourite summer destinations. Each week, our experts will reveal the secrets the locals would rather keep to themselves, explain how to tackle the big-hitting sights and share their tips on where.
A key component to Tuscany’s wonderful cuisine is its delicious olive oil ... The olives arrive at the mill, and with the aim to produce the very freshest olive oil, the olives travel from orchard to press in only four hours. This means that brother.
Temperatures are pleasant but the hordes haven't descended yet on the Continent's hot spots, and the atmosphere is less frenetic than during the summer months. And unless you're travelling during half-term week, you won't be pummelled by high-season .
Related: The Cheapest Destinations (and Months) for a Summer Trip to Europe. Italy, and Tuscany in particular, is peppered with natural hot springs rich in minerals that have been used by people since the ancient Romans for their health and beauty.