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in Italy, Travel

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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in Food Lovers, Italy, Travel

Eating out in Volterra

Tuscany is packed full of beautiful cities, towns and villages. Every time we visit, we discover somewhere new and each has its own quirks, delicacies and style. I so enjoy driving through the Tuscan hills and stumbling across a new place. But one place that we discovered on our very first visit to Tuscany and one place that we visit on every single trip, is the hill-top town of Volterra.

Volterra, although popular with visitors and tourists, has managed to retain its Tuscan charm and is very much a lived-in town (quite different to its rival and neighbour San Gimignano) and still feels authentic. Its narrow alleyways are packed full of quaint little shops, cafes and restaurants.

Eating out in Volterra is an absolute joy and this trip saw us eat out twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Continue reading

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