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Travelling to Italy after lockdown – Driving from the UK to Italy

We were as apprehensive about travelling after lockdown as I’m sure many of you were/are… but with no sign of school or childcare on the horizon back home in England, we knew, that as 2 business-owning, working parents, we couldn’t continue for another 2+ months in the same way that the previous 15 weeks had been. So we decided that we’d relocate for the summer, by driving from the UK to Italy. I vlogged the entire journey for you all to see what travelling to Italy after lockdown is really like…

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Top 5 places to visit in Tuscany

If you don’t know by now, that I’m entirely in love with Italy, the culture, the food, then where have you been?! Over the last 7 years, we’ve really got to know the country, Tuscany in particular and have been as a couple, with newborns, as a family and even on a girly trip. There’s a fair few posts on this blog about our various trips to Italy, but I thought now was the time to post my Top 5 places to visit in Tuscany, as we’re all thinking ahead to summer, aren’t we?…

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Family Holidays in Tuscany – Part 2 – San Gimignano & Pisa

In this less than summery weather that we’re having in the UK, I can’t help but reminisce back to our sunny Easter family holiday in Tuscany where we visited San Gimignano and Pisa amongst other amazing places. We took our 3.5 year old and 10 month old to Tuscany and enjoyed lots of exploring, eating and drinking (the latter was just us adults though!).

Part 1 included how we got to Tuscany and the local villages of Lari, Palaia and Volterra. In this part, we take you to the city of Pisa (which many write-off as they think it’s only about the tourist trap of the leaning tower) and Volterra’s hilltop enemy of San Gimignano…

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