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Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side-Trips

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Tuscany Road Trip - 5 Undiscovered Places in Tuscany beyond Florence

If a Tuscany road trip is on your bucket list, you'll love these five undiscovered places. Get beyond Florence and visit Suvereto, Pitigliano, Sorono, Montepulciano and Pienza. Tuscany is a very special part of Italy, it's romanticized in movies, immortalized by famous authors and artists, and, on the bucket list of many who dream of drinking wine and dining al fresco under a Tuscan sunset. Everyone is likely familiar with the Tuscan cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena, but in the video I take you beyond these popular parts of Tuscany to some incredible, but lesser known places. For more information, visit:

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1:16 Suvereto Tuscany, Italy
2:13 Pitigliano
2:49 Sorono
4:01 Montepulciano
4:38 Last up is Pienza in Tuscany Italy.
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Tuscany Week Long Road Trip Vlog | Florence, Siena, Pisa, Wine Tasting, Things to Do

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Join us on this vlog as we spend 6 days driving through Tuscany, Italy. We visit Siena, Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano & more. Wine and cheese tasting, eating too much pizza and pasta.

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0:00 Intro
1:37 San Gimignano
2:19 Aquaviva Hotel & Spa
3:13 Monteriggioni
4:10 Siena
5:10 Car Parking Tips
7:20 Florence
8:41 Il Piano Wine Tasting
10:50 Leaning Tower of Pisa

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How to visit Vineyards in Tuscany

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The Tuscany region is a staple when exploring wine in Italy. And, as most travelers know, a trip to Italy simply is not complete without delicious wine. When travelers envision their trips to Italy, many know they want to visit vineyards and drink delicious vino. However, they may not know the best places to do so. In this guide, you can discover the best sites and wineries in Tuscany.

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Rick Steves' Cruising the Mediterranean

Check your local public television station for this Rick Steves’ Europe episode or watch it on #ricksteves #ricksteveseurope #mediterraneansea

In this one-hour special, Rick sails from Barcelona to Athens, with stops in the French Riviera, Rome, and more. Our goal: to explore the ins and outs and pros and cons of cruising. We’ll learn how to make the most of the cruise experience, from enjoying time on the ship to exercising independence on shore — savoring iconic sights and romantic island getaways.
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Florence Italy: Burt Wolf Travels & Traditions (#1302)

BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS - FLORENCE, ITALY (#1302)
Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

Dream of Italy: Full Tuscany Episode

The first episode of Dream of Italy (new PBS travel series) starts in the heart of Tuscany – Chianti – with a visit to Castello di Ama to learn how true Chianti Classico wine is produced and see the modern art that makes up the estate. The area is also famous for olive oil and we visit Pornanino to take part in the olive harvest. Nearby host Kathy McCabe meets the very special cashmere goats that Nora Kravis raises at Chianti Cashmere Farm. Then it is off to Panzano for a wild boar hunt with the La Squadra Chiantigiana and a visit with philosophical butcher Dario Cecchini. At Busatti in Anghiari, we watch 100-year-old looms craft fine fabrics. The episode ends on the captivating coast of Tuscany in Maremma with a stunning ride with the butteri (cowboys). Special thanks to our underwriters: Viator, Ama Waterways and Perillo Tours. For more information, visit

TUSCAN ROADTRIP IN ONE WEEK | Florence, Montepulciano, Siena and MORE!

What way to better enjoy a European summer than a one week stint in the Tuscan countryside basking under the sun and sipping on vino? That’s exactly what we did! Follow us during this wonderful week, discover the hidden gems of Tuscany and perhaps plan your next road trip around this stunning region!

Breakdown of each location on the trip:

0:00 - Scandicci
0:50 - San Gimignano
1:50 - Florence
4:38 - Montepulciano
7:41 - Siena
10:34 - Greve in Chianti
12:21 - Lucca

We had our own rental car, and rented a house in the hills of Scandicci, which is on the outskirts of Florence. We based the day trips around our house location, some of which were planned, and others spontaneous.

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Florence Foodie guide - Where to eat in Florence Italy!

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Firenze or Florence, is more than a city – it’s a feeling. Walking through the stunning streets of Firenze is like stepping back into an era when the great Italian artists ruled the city. You’re surrounded by Renaissance architecture, the romantic Arno River, and a palpable, omnipresent energy that emanates from the city. There are so many amazing things to do in Florence, it would take a lifetime to see it all!

This wasn’t our first time seeing the city of Florence. And no, that’s not a humble brag. It’s to say that this is a city to return to over and over again and still never see it all. You have to revel in the Renaissance history, bow down to Boticelli’s Venus, enjoy the flavors of the famed Florentine steak, and delight in the beauty of the Duomo.

Florence is one of the most amazing cities in Italy and also the world! The food, art, and history make it one of the best places to visit in Italy. During this video of Florence we show you some of our favorite places for Pizza, Pasta, Gelato, & Lasagna. When in Florence, the diet goes out the window. Be ready for red wine, Florentine steak, and truffle pasta. Some of our favorite restaurants are:
La Grotta Guelfa
All'antico Vinaio
Antico Porto
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just to name a few. For more info. Check out our blog post!


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Season 7 Preview: Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side-Trips

The seventh season of Rick Steves' Europe — 14 new episodes — debuts this October on public television (check your local listings). In this second of two episodes on Florence, we'll enjoy more of the exquisite artistic treasures of the city that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages. Then we'll side-trip to a couple of rival cities and cultural capitals in their own right, Pisa and Lucca, where we'll marvel at a tipsy tower, circle a city on its ramparts, and enjoy some Puccini in his hometown. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

What are the best day trips from Florence?

So many clients ask me what are the best day trips from Florence. A lot of people come to Italy with a tight 1 week schedule so here is my professional advice from being a licensed tour guide living in Italy for 10 years!

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Casa del Vino with Gianni

I want to make sure my Rick Steves Florence & Tuscany guidebook includes the most characteristic, fun, and affordable places to eat — so I’ve been spending my lunch and dinner hours here blitzing restaurants. Today, I dropped in at Gianni’s Casa del Vino (“House of Wine”), a place I’ve recommended for 20 years, and it’s better than ever. Check out this video taste of my lunch — a delightful $8 board of antipasti with a fine glass of wine (for another $8).

Here’s how this place is written up in the guidebook. (Gianni said he’ll be waiting for all my readers.)
[$] Casa del Vino, Florence’s oldest operating wine shop, offers glasses of wine from 25 open bottles. Owner Gianni, whose family has owned the Casa for more than 70 years, is a class act. The sandwiches, crostini, and mixed plates of meat and cheese with fine wine by the glass are perfect. During busy times, it’s a mob scene. You’ll eat standing outside alongside workers on a quick lunch break. But come early or late, and you can actually connect with Gianni. Ask him for “uno etto misto €5,” add two glasses of fine wine, and you’ve got a memorable and very cheap lunch (Mon-Thu 9:30-15:30, Fri-Sat 9:30-20:30; closed Sun year-round, Sat in summer, and Aug; Via dell’Ariento 16 red, tel. 055-215-609).

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What is italy like in 2021? We show you the other side of Florence, also known as the Oltrarno

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Sicilian Delights

Check your local public television station for this Rick Steves’ Europe episode or watch it on Sicily serves up a full-bodied and tasty travel experience. We'll dine on fresh seafood at the fisherman's harbor in Cefalù, ponder ancient Greek greatness in Siracusa, commune with monks — alive and departed — in a Capuchin crypt, sleep in an olive orchard at an agriturismo, and eat our way through a classic Sicilian banquet with a famous chef.

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Delicious Europe

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Visiting Tuscany - Featuring Florence, Pisa, Siena, & San Gimignano!!

During our 2014-15 world trip we spent a little time in Florence Italy. In addition to seeing the sights of Florence we took a day trip to see more of Tuscany in general and this video highlights what we saw.

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Why We Travel: For Fun and Excitement - Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide - Travel Bite

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Visit Florence and Tuscany in Italy

In this week's episode we're visiting Florence and the Tuscany region of Italy. This is somewhere we've always wanted to see! Endless vineyards set in rolling hills with the crowning jewel, the city of Florence. We base ourselves in town and head out on day trips and excursions from there. Check it out!

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FARM TO TABLE, TUSCANY (FULL EPISODE)

Food, family & friends. Visit the heart of Italy, with Chef and Sommelier, Sarah Fioroni.
She shares Fattoria Poggio Alloro's, traditional Tuscan farmhouse recipes and a view of daily life.
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Rick Steves Europe Trailer

Rick Steves, author of the acclaimed travel guides Europe Through the Back Door, showcases the best of Europe.

Season 7 Episodes:
Rome: Ancient Glory
Rome: Baroque Brilliance
Rome: Back-Street Riches
Florence: Heart of the Renaissance
Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips
Paris: Regal and Intimate
Paris: Embracing Life and Art
London: Historic and Dynamic
North England’s Lake District and Durham
Venice: City of Dreams
Venice and its Lagoon
European Travel Skills Part 1
European Travel Skills Part 2
European Travel Skills Part 3

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