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Tuscany tour, day 5

After our morning coffee Carlo took us to the villa the movie Under the Tuscan Sun was based on. I loved the movie and it was a thrill to see the pretty villa. We took photos of the now empty villa before … Continue reading

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Tuscany Tour, Day 4

Today was our free day. We had the option of milling around Cortona or hanging out at the villa and just having a relax. Screw that! We are only here for a short time let’s make the most of it. … Continue reading

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Tuscany Tour, Day 3

Today we started by visiting the town of Orvieto. This gorgeous town is built over an ancient Etruscan town preserved by a volcano. We were able to do a tour underground and explore the town that once was. Orvieto is … Continue reading

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Tuscany tour, Day two

Montepulciano and Monticchiello Another incredible day begun with coffee and shopping in a the pretty town of Montepulciano. Leather was a popular focus and the bright colours are amazing. We strolled and looked at the beautiful leather products before being … Continue reading

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Tuscany Tour, Day one

Pienza and Lucignano Our first full day of our tour started with a vigorous walk up the steep, steep road to the entrance of Cortona. We did not go in as we were waiting to be formally introduced to the … Continue reading

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To Tuscany!

Today our main objective was to head off to join our tour in Cortona, Tuscany. We had a leisurely breakfast at the hotel then wandered around town, found a great shoe shop! A great coffee at a fabo place we … Continue reading

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When in Rome!

Yesterday, my mum and I spent a magical day exploring the ‘bella’ city of Rome Italy. First order of the day was to head towards the Spanish steps, a place I had been keen to check out for years. We … Continue reading

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