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Roses climb a wall at Montestigliano, a holiday farmhouse in Tuscany that offers authentic holidays in the Italian countryside

Roses climb a wall at Montestigliano holiday farmhouse in Tuscany, which offers stays at an authentic working farm in the Italian countryside. One of the joys of staying at this Tuscan...

My stay at the Montestigliano Tuscan retreat included a visit to the hilltop village of Siena, Italy, where the skyline is topped by the Duomo, Cattedrale de Santa Maria Assunta

The hilltop town of Siena is one of the most beautiful rural villages in Tuscany, Italy. In this view, the Siena Cathedral (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta), commonly known as the...

Centuries old palaces at Montestigliano luxury holiday farm in Tuscany, Italy, are drenched in shades of gold and burnt orange under the setting sun

A centuries-old palace at Montestigliano luxury holiday farm in Tuscany, Italy, is drenched in shades of gold and burnt orange under the setting sun. Visiting the hilltop towns of Tuscany has...

The Palazzo D'Accursio (left) on Piazza Maggiore, serves as the Town Hall and Palazzo del Podesta (right) is home to sidewalk cafes where people watching is the main activity

Alessandro greeted me with a huge smile. ” Hello! Welcome to al Bricco D’Oro.” I laughed and smiled back. “How did you know to speak to me in English? I asked....

Libreria Nanni open air bookstore under the porticoes of Bologna, Italy

The porticoes of Bologna, Italy, were built between the 11th and the 20th centuries. Like most Medieval cities, Bologna’s porticoes were built to shelter residents during inclement weather. The arched arcades...

Skyline of Bologna, Italy, from rooftop terrace of the Basilica di San Petronio

The beautiful skyline of Bologna, Italy, is best viewed from the rooftop terrace of the Basilica di San Petronio. The Basilca is located in Piazza Maggiore, which sits at the heart...