Get inspired to plan your holidays
Advice, Suggestions & Local Knowledge from The Salogi Team

Get inspired by our articles about activities, places and suggestion, to make your holiday in Tuscany and Italy a memorable experience.

15 Restaurants in Florence You Can’t Miss

Florence is well known for its rich history and stunning architecture, but something that can’t be missed is its outstanding cuisine, which is famous for its simple but high-quality ingredients. From award-winning restaurants to typical Trattorie, there is something for everyone. In this guide, you will find our best recommendations on three main categories: Michelin-starred, fine dining, and traditional restaurants. Keep reading, and make sure not to miss out on the best food on your next trip to Florence.

The Viareggio Carnival and The History of Carnival Celebrations

Viareggio is known for two things: the sea and its Carnival. This small coastal city in the province of Lucca hosts one of the most important carnivals in the world. During the cheerful celebrations, the Viareggio promenade overflows with people, music, and the majestic Carri Allegorici (allegorical floats). The floats - made of paper mache - address the great themes of the contemporary world with a satiric approach: from national and international politics to the environment and society.

The Viareggio Carnival is an annual event, celebrating its 150th year in 2023. If you’re considering a trip to Tuscany this year, the Carnival parade will be running every Sunday through the month of February, with an additional parade on Shrove Tuesday, and it is definitely worth visiting during your trip.

In this article we will dive into the history of the carnival, including the artisanal know-how of Viareggio Carnival, and the traditions tied to this event. Keep reading if you want to know more!

The Best Wine and Olive Oil Tours in Lucca Countryside

Lucca is a picturesque city filled with rolling hills and stunning countryside landscapes, renowned for its olive oil and wine production. Scattered on the beautiful hills of Lucca there are many wine and olive oil producers worth visiting. While enjoying your stay in one of our villas in Lucca, why not plan a wine and olive oil tasting tour to truly appreciate this stunning scenery? Our local experts have put together a guide of the best wineries to visit. Keep reading to discover all the places you can’t miss on your trip to Lucca.

You May Also Like


Travel Guides

Our tips to discover Tuscany. Here you will find our recommendations from places to go and things to do, from restaurants to where to park your car, etc.


Food and Wine

The Tuscan cuisine and wine are well known around the world. There are countless wineries and restaurants in the region, in this section you will discover Salogi's selection.


Activities, Day Trips & Attractions

There is an extensive list of things you can do in Tuscany, we have selected some we believe should not be missed when exploring the region


History & Culture

Learn about Tuscan history and its people. Find out what's unique about the region's traditions and customs to best explore Tuscany during your holiday


Salogi News & Travel Information

This section of our magazine contains articles to support you in booking your perfect home. It can be useful when planning a holiday in Tuscany.


Maremma Guide

Maremma is the wildest area of Tuscany. Etruscan and mediaeval villages, vineyards and woods, sandy beaches and blue sea characterise this region


Chianti Guide

Only a few regions can offer such a beautiful and rich panorama as Chianti: green hills sketched by miles and miles of vineyards and olive groves, ancient walled villages, panoramic curvy roads.


Lucca Guide

Everything you need to know about visiting Lucca, Tuscany written by our local experts.


Florence Guide

Everything you need to know about visiting Florence, Tuscany written by our local experts.


Search by Categories

Get inspired by our articles about activities, places and suggestion, to make your holiday in Tuscany and Italy a memorable experience.


Pisa Guide

Everything you need to know about visiting Pisa, Tuscany written by our local experts.


Siena Guide

Everything you need to know about visiting Siena, Tuscany written by our local experts.