Useful links

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Italy and Tuscany

Our local town, Greve in Chianti, has a website with all the failings you would expect of a small local authority, but it does have some useful information in poor English. The commercial website is much better written, but is packed with tourist advertisements and it’s hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. The official Florence tourist website is also well written, as are and

The chianti classico website is good, not only for information on wineries and winemaking but for general information about the Chianti area.

There is a good regional monthly magazine for tourists, “toscana & chianti news”, whose website is a useful source of up-to-date info on events, festivals, concerts and local news.

  • Florence - the Duomo

External Links

For a range of luxury villas and holiday homes across the globe take a look at

The travel industry is currently facing unprecedented pressure and aim to help visitors to Ripertoli and Italy, in general, plan their train journey and get real time information on train times, accessibility and facilities.

Alternatively “The man in Seat 61”, who is passionate about rail travel across Europe has a page devoted to travelling from the UK to Italy – “Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Italy” – see – what better way to start your holiday in Tuscany.

“Italy should be devoured! Find all five of your senses being captivated as you indulge on your next vacation to Italy.” – – a website devoted to food tours in Italy.