Tuscany land of many facets also has its “piccola Venezia” in a city that for far too long has been kept from the visitor who normally looks on Tuscany as the home to art cities like Florence and Siena. There is a hidden jewel on the coast of Tuscany – Leghorn a port town of great fascination. However the most incredible surprise for visitors is to see the canals which are spread within the city creating the Venetian quarter or as is called by the locals “Piccola Venezia” (Small Venice). It is one of the most ancient quarters of the city where you can see the Fort Medici, the old port used by the Medici family when they were the ruling family of Florence.
For the visitor who loves to be surprised, this is the perfect weekend get-away.
Leghorn,Piccola Venezia, Montenero, Quercianella, Castglioncelo and Pisa
I am fortunate to be a citizen of the world because I have lived in 3 of the 5 continents of the planet - Africa, America and Europe. I love travelling the challenge of new places and new people, enjoy good food and wine.Living surrounded by vineyards I know where to try our best wines as well as farms where to learn the art of making wine. Our cellars have been called wine cathedrals and you will never know why if you haven't visited one - an experience not to be missed at least once in a lifetime. Living in Italy has shown me what the meaning of the Dolce Vita lifestyle really means, anything is possible from spending your nights in a hostel or a fantastic Italian Villa, visiting islands which for decades were were prisons and yet of such beauty to leave amazed, natural island parks and bays which can be discovered only by boat - it's all there and I would love to show visitors to Italy why this country attracts millions of people each year. Tuscany is a place that keeps surprising, this land between soft hills, cypresses and the Mediterranean holds so much beauty that every time you take a walk or a ride down a new road you are bound to find something beautiful to admire and make a memory. In Florence where to eat the best gelato (ice cream) or Siena where to have a great tea. Rome is another one of my passions, the Eternal City has been for centuries the place that enchants and amazes but not only for its art but for the extreme beauty of the architecture. If you are as curious as I am there are places with thrilling and secret stories where your imagination makes Dan Browns books come alive, the mystery of the catacombs and then there is the relaxing way of passing time enjoying a drink or an ice cream on a sidewalk, shopping in its famous fashion streets, in the evening taking an old tram listening to music and having a glass of wine while it travels around the famous landscapes allowing you to feast your eyes on one of the worlds most amazing cities. When people think of Rome they think of long walks around the famous sites but I know of exciting new ways of seeing the city that will make sightseeing just that little bit more exciting and did you know you can see Rome from a Hot Air Balloon - so very amazing. Sicily, the land of many contrasts and influences, of unique panoramas and welcoming people, a pleasure that fills your senses at each step, look, taste and sip. This magic island has everything to make us want to return and if there is "mal d'Africa" (the sense of loss when you are away from Africa" then for me there is also the "mal di Sicily" for nowhere else in the world have I experienced the joy of breathing as I do in this timeless island. I would love to show visitors to Italy our wonderful art cities and their well known sites but also the less known sites which mostly get forgotten in the travel guides and therefore go unseen and not visited and the romantic spots of this country which make lifetime memories Contact me. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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