The Chianti region of Tuscany is beautiful, stunning even. It is not only the endless supply of wine that attracts but also the mountain roads with their unpredictable curves, the abundance of poppies, and the views filled with endless green hills. Car trips through the Chianti region are a joy. This is the Tuscan countryside at its best. Drive from village to village, and you can’t help but fall in love with Chianti.
After only 20 attempts I’ve got it: my ultimate leaning Tower of Pisa photo – well, almost. Let’s get you one too, and then climb the Leaning Tower and see what more there is to do in the city. Check the tips.
Sirmione. What was once an idyllic Italian village on Lake Garda has become a real tourist trap. The village is ruined by its own success if you ask me. However, because the castle Rocca Scaligera is an impressive sight, I think you shouldn’t skip the village. So go in town, and get out asap.
In theory, the Italian city of Lucca (in Tuscany) is small enough for a day trip. However, in reality, a day is much too short. Because yes, in a day I get a reasonable idea of the city, but I now I want to come back one more time to really get to know this orange and red-colored town. So, if you only have a few hours too, these are Lucca’s highlights.
Outdoor fans have known it for a long time: the university city Trento makes the perfect home base to discover the Italian Alps, from South Tyrol to the Dolomites. Trento is hidden between majestic mountains, endless vineyards, and clear blue lakes and rivers: a gorgeous city where the word mass tourism has not (yet) made it to the dictionary.