October 22 2013 / Places

Elba – Napoleon’s Isle

Elba, Tuscany

Sailing into the bay of Portoferraio, one can’t but think of him: Napoleon, emperor of half of Europe, who can’t


January 31 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Typeface hunting in Viareggio

Viareggio, Tuscany

Northern Tuscany’s Viareggio is famous for beaches lined with endless rows of brollies, a mad carnival in winter, and ridiculously


December 7 2011 / Food & Wine

Buona Bruschetta!

Tuscany, Italy

From mid-October to the end of December everybody in Tuscany gets ready for their first bruschetta (pronounced “broo-SKET-ta“) of the


September 20 2011 / Places

Maremma National Park Cycling

Alberese, Tuscany

Driving and cycling in Italy is not everybody’s cup of tea. Nevertheless most visitors venture for renting a car when