Category Archives: Tuscany

Best restaurants in Florence

Tweet My awesome Florence Explorer city guide app (iPhone) (Android) has only been out for a few weeks (and at only $2.99 it’s by far the best value Florence app in recorded history – please tell 132 of your friends), but I’m already collecting ‘how to make it awesomer notes’…

Download my Florence smartphone city guide app for free!

Tweet [UPDATE: If you’re reading this now, you’ve missed the free download period. However, my Florence app is now selling for the nominal price of US$2.99, quite the bargain considering that the content could keep you busy sightseeing and happily eating for a couple weeks. If you download and enjoy…

How to drink a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino

Tweet For most of us, drinking a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino is a special occasion on par with celebrating a birthday divisible by ten or being rear-ended by Donald Rumsfeld in front of a military hospital while 500 beered-up, wounded vets are attempting to set the world record for…

The Pettersens take Tuscany

Tweet Members of the travel industry ritually self-harmed this week when it was announced that felonious halfwit Tommy Lee would soon be debuting his own travel show on the Syfy channel. In related news, travel TV producers on both coasts unanimously did not spit out their coffee upon hearing the…

The best restaurants in Tuscany

Tweet This is it folks. For the final post of Tuscany Month, celebrating the release of the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria, I am listing, by my modest estimation, the best places to eat in Tuscany. I’ve selected restaurants from the full budget range for various reasons…

The best sleeps in Tuscany

Tweet The Tuscany Month countdown to the release of the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria is nearing its end. I’ve been saving the best for last, including my carefully considered list of the best hotels, pensions and agriturismi (farm stays) in the region. As always, the caveats…

The highs and lows of Colle di Val d’Elsa

Tweet Welcome back to Tuscany Month, featuring another chunk of the Lost Tuscany Text, some of my favorite content that didn’t make it into the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. Today’s Lost Text is the town of Colle di Val d’Elsa. Most visitors here are simply changing…

Tuscany’s best road trip

Tweet Today’s Tuscany Month excitement highlights my favorite scenic/interesting drive in the region. Probably my favorite new feature in the 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria are all the numerous driving tours we added. In some cases we just took a logical grouping of villages that were already listed in…

Tuscan pit-stop – San Quirico d’Orcia

Tweet Welcome back to Tuscany Month, featuring another chunk of the Lost Tuscany Text, some of my favorite content that didn’t make it into the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. Today’s Lost Text is the town of San Quirico d’Orcia. Although extremely atmospheric and featuring some good…

The best cheap eats in Tuscany

Tweet This might be my favorite Tuscany Month post, celebrating the imminent release of the totally redesigned 2010 Lonely Planet Tuscany & Umbria. (Which isn’t to say you should stop reading after this, I’m saving the crowd pleasing doosies for near the end) Having now completed two Tuscany guidebook projects…

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