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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Table in the main courtyard awaits our lunch at Montestigliano holiday farm in Tuscany

The deep-throated cooing of pigeons in the rafters roused me from a delicious sleep. I stretched and yawned before climbing out of bed to watch the sunrise. As the sky blushed...

A Piero della Francesca painting is being restored in Sansepolcro, Italy, the home town of the famous Renaissance artist

One the many joys of wandering around the Tuscan countryside is discovering astonishing artwork found in every village, no matter how tiny. During my stay at the luxury Tuscan farmhouse of...

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...

Yes, there’s a tower. It leans. And that’s the only thing of interest in the city of Pisa. That’s what I WAS going to say. Until it started raining. But I’m...