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  • Siena and the Palio

    Siena and the Palio

    The Palio is essential to the life of the Contrade. The Contrade in turn are essential to the life of Siena. The Palio, the Contrade, and Siena thus constitute a virtually interdependent trinity – a quote from the historian Judith Hook

  • Within the Walls of Lucca

    Within the Walls of Lucca

    Where to start? There was so much to see. We decided that while we still had the energy we would climb the Guinigi Tower...

  • Walking the Walls of Lucca

    Walking the Walls of Lucca

    Lucca in Tuscany is one of my favourite cities because it has so much to offer. I can visit the many interesting attractions dispersed around the town, browse a wide range of shops, enjoy a leisurely coffee in one of its many piazze or walk around its walls...

  • A Bird’s Eye View of Some Treasures of Tuscany

    A Bird’s Eye View of Some Treasures of Tuscany

    Montecatini Alto is two hundred and seventy nine metres above Montecatini Terme – I know as I have ascended every one of them to look down on this spa town.

  • Tickets to Tuscany

    Tickets to Tuscany

    “What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable!” This sentiment expressed by Shakespearedoes not immediately spring to mind when confronted with your nearest and dearest sprawled in front of the television

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