Useful links

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Italy and Tuscany

Our local town, Greve in Chianti, has a website www.comune.greve-in-chianti.fi.it 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 www.greve-in-chianti.com 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 www.firenzeturismo.it/en is also well written, as are www.aboutflorence.com and www.aboutsiena.com.

The chianti classico website www.chianticlassico.com 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 www.toscanaechiantinews.com 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 www.dreamvillarentals.com

The travel industry is currently facing unprecedented pressure and www.thetrainline.com 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 www.seat61.com – 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.” – italy4real.com – a website devoted to food tours in Italy.