On the way back home from Pisa, we decided to stop at the nearby hilltop town of San Miniato, a beautiful place recommended by our friend Gabriele (he’s from Sicily in Italy) when we went around Italy last year. Last time we visited, we spent a very short amount of time here but this time, … Continue Reading

Last time we were in Italy on a road trip (in a rickshaw), one place I’d really wanted to visit was San Gimignano. I had lots of people recommend it on Instagram and Facebook yet for some reason or the other, we never quite made it to San Gimignano. Well this time, we had lots … Continue Reading

After our day in Lake Como, we left our hotel in Milan in search of what would be our new home for the next week – our very own Tuscan farmhouse! Our farmhouse was located pretty much on its own (with no neighbours so to speak) about halfway between San Miniato and San Gimignano and … Continue Reading

A first time trip to Italy is an incredible experience, it’s a country steeped in history, culture and mountains of delicious pasta and gelato on every street corner… and trust me on the latter, if you’re not rolling back to your hotel in a pasta-induced haze, you’re not doing Italy right! 😉 If you’re anything … Continue Reading

As we mentioned briefly in this post here, we’re in Italy! Italy is such a favourite of mine and a big dream I’ve harboured for the longest time was to stay in a Tuscan farmhouse in the middle of the countryside and soak in some of that Italian ‘La Dolce Vita‘ (The Sweet Life). The original … Continue Reading

I’ve wanted to take this trip across Italy for quite a while and one of the grand ideas I had about it before we finally went on the trip was about driving through Tuscany! Those rolling hills went hand it in hand with daydreams of myself eating as much pizza and gelato as I could … Continue Reading

Yeah, I can’t tell you how many times I had to try to be able to remember that full name of that village – and that’s after I actually got round to pronouncing the whole thing in one go. It’s such a mouthful! We saw Civitella in Val di Chiana from a distance away (remember … Continue Reading

We arrived in Florence ridiculously late. We’d been so distracted by San Miniato (and that sunset) and ended up spending a few hours winding through the Tuscan mountains in the dark until we got to our hotel for the night. It was pretty cold up in the mountains and suddenly, the t-shirt and shorts combo … Continue Reading

Montepulciano was one of the best finds on our trip across Italy. It was one of those places we decided to pop into just a few minutes before we set off for the day and it was such a brilliant call. Even before we hit the town itself, it was nigh impossible not to stop … Continue Reading