Category Archives: Tuscany

  • Do all Tuscan roads lead to Florence?

    san gimignano

    And once you have been there, where else can you stay? What else can you explore?

    Indeed, Tuscany cannot be limited to Florence, nor Florence to the Uffizi Gallery or Ponte Vecchio. Just as Pisa cannot be limited to its leaning Tower, Montecatini Terme to its thermal spa facilities and Castiglione della Pescaia to its vibrant nightlife. Of course Italian Renaissance enthusiasts might envisage to extend their journey from Lucca to Siena and find out that the best base to explore Tuscany at leisure is a small B&B in San Gimignano called Antico Borgo San Lorenzo, in the heart of Val d’Elsa (Valley of Elsa River) and most renown Chianti wine region.

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    Walking and cycling tours in San Gimignano

    The perfect location to explore Tuscan countryside:

    Owner-manager will provide all the information you need to hire a bicycle or join a walking tour of delightful Chianti area, San Gimignano medieval secrets, Siena cathedral and so much more. Visit and start planning your next holiday in Tuscany. Then enjoy the sheer beauty and relaxation of a country lodge, exquisite dinner in the local restaurant amidst stunning views and gorgeous scents.

  • Antico Borgo San Lorenzo

    Tuscan countryside at dawn

    Early morning views of the countryside around San Gimignano B&B

    Waking up early, say 5 or 6 a.m., is a luxury or a massive effort for most people. In our daily life, often enough we tend to get up as late as possible and then rush around all day: daily chores, commuter trains, working hours, family duties, etc. no rest, going to bed late and waking late again next morning. So holiday time is a lovely way to adapt to a new routine.