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Location: Como

Day 1 - 26 Jun 2021

San Siro

Como, San Siro

Content: Como lake is a beautiful area to spend a few days (or even more) for your holiday. It is located in the North of Italy and it is a great choice if you're coming from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany or even North of France because it's not too far to find yourself in a beautiful holiday destination.

Location: Menaggio

Day 1 - 26 Jun 2021

Menaggio

Menaggio, Menaggio

Content: Menaggio was located on our side of the lake and was a 5 min ride from where we were based, in San Siro. it’s a beautiful old town with lots of small streets and old buildings. When we got here, we arrived in the morning. After a night driving the first thing we did, is drinking a coffee on the main square in Menaggio, overlooking the lake. Our vacation was set! We suggest that you explore the town by strolling around and getting lost in the small streets with a gelato in one hand and a camera in the other.

Il Ristorante Di Paolo

Menaggio, Il Ristorante Di Paolo

Content: Fine dining dinner location on the main square overlooking the lake. If you like to enjoy fine Italian pasta dishes then this is your place!

Location: Como

Day 2 - 27 Jun 2021

San Siro

Como, San Siro

Content: We got ourselves an Airbnb with a beautiful view overlooking the lake (the photo is taken on the terrace☺️) This way we had slow mornings where we made a homemade brunch and left for an activity in the afternoon.

Location: Bellagio

Day 2 - 27 Jun 2021

Bellagio

Bellagio, Bellagio
Bellagio, Bellagio

Content: Bellagio is a beautiful old town across the lake and probably one of the most famous towns around the lake. Therefore it is more active than Menaggio but also more touristy. Personally, we prefer the undiscovered vibe of Menaggio better but Bellagio is just a town you don’t want to mis. If you stay across the river, like we did, you can easily take the ferry to Bellagio. The ferry is located in Menaggio and you can buy the tickets there, the moment you want to take the ferry. there is no need to buy tickets in advance and the boat comes about every 30 min.

Hotel Metropole Bellagio

Bellagio, Hotel Metropole Bellagio

Content: We discovered Bellagio by strolling around the small streets. After a while we were in for an Italian aperitivo. We found a great spot at Hotel Metropole. The terrace is right at the ferry point and we loved to sit here watching the boats coming in and out. When you come around 5 PM and order drinks you get a platter of aperitivo with it for free.

Restaurant de l'hotel Florence

Bellagio, Restaurant de l'hotel Florence

Content: After our first aperitivo we walked for a bit and were in for a second aperitivo 🤣 If you're looking for a romantic aperitivo spot with your other half, then this is the place. A very romantic setting right at the lake but out of the busy zone. The terrace is beautiful and romantic with flowers and greens and therefore the perfect aperitivo spot with your lover.

Location: Menaggio

Day 2 - 27 Jun 2021

Navigation Lake Como - Menaggio

Menaggio, Navigation Lake Como - Menaggio

Content: We took the ferry back around 7 pm and this boat ride was amazing in itself because we enjoyed the sunset on the water 😍

Location: Menaggio

Day 3 - 28 Jun 2021

Menaggio

Menaggio, Menaggio

Content: In the evening we went back to Menaggio because we loved to vibe of this town and we wanted to try out another restaurant.

Location: Santa Maria Rezzonico

Day 3 - 28 Jun 2021

BEACH 29 degustazioni

Santa Maria Rezzonico, BEACH 29 degustazioni

Content: We decided to enjoy the sun today at the beach 🏖 and rent a kajak in the afternoon We stayed at beach 29 and rented the kajak there. It’s a great place with some music and their food is also good!

Location: Menaggio

Day 3 - 28 Jun 2021

Ristorante Del Porto Menaggio

Menaggio, Ristorante Del Porto Menaggio

Content: This time we went to Ristorante del porto. It's located right at the lake and absolutely amazing for a romantic date night dinner. They serve fine cuisine with local fish on the menu and the service is really great!

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 4 - 29 Jun 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Today we left Como for out next destination: Tuscany. It’s about a 5h ride, depending on traffic, to get there. We stayed at a beautiful agriturismo called Fattoria Cinciano.

Location: Val d’Elsa

Day 4 - 29 Jun 2021

Val d'Elsa

Val d’Elsa, Val d'Elsa

Content: Val d'Elsa is the region where we were based while exploring Tuscany. Here you have beautiful landscapes with vineyards, olive gardens, hilly landscape and typical natural stone houses. it's a place to slow down, take in the views and explore the gorgeous landscape the area has to offer. Multiple ooooh and aaah passed by every time we took the car for a ride. Therefore we recommend to get out and explore the area. Go for a walk, take the car or even rent a vespa. We find this the best way to enjoy the assets this area has to offer.

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 5 - 30 Jun 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Tuscany in the summer can be very hot 🥵! That is why we loved to enjoy our Fattoria first before going on exploring the region. It’s just way too hot to head yourself in the middle of the day to one of the towns. It’s better to leave around 4 pm in the afternoon when the heat is better to bear. So usually we had a nice breakfast and relaxed by the pool until an hour of 3. Then we got ready and left for an activity until late in the evening.

Location: Monteriggioni

Day 5 - 30 Jun 2021

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni, Monteriggioni

Content: The first town we visited was Monteriggioni. I don't think we've visited a town any smaller than Monteriggioni. You can explore the whole town in ca. 30 min, even at a relaxed pace. It's still worth seeing. It has a lot of charm and there is a town wall you can walk on. It has a beautiful view on the town and region but we expected the wall to surround the whole town. Which was not and therefore a bit disappointing. While we're there, they organized an outdoor movie night and what's more romantic than watching an old italian movie in a medieval Italian town? right!

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 6 - 1 Jul 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

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Location: Volterra

Day 6 - 1 Jul 2021

Volterra

Volterra, Volterra
Volterra, Volterra

Content: Volterra is one of the 12 Etruscan cities and dates back to the 8th century BCE. This specific fact triggered me to visit this city as I am inspired by antique heritage during the Roman and Greek empire. The typical things that come with a Roman city are here as well such as a Roman theatre. What you should see: Porta all'arco Piazza dei priori Roman theatre Battistero Duomo Santa Maria Assunta As like almost every city or town we visited on this trip, we came here in the afternoon for sightseeing and stayed for dinner in the evening.

Il Sacco Fiorentino

Volterra, Il Sacco Fiorentino
Volterra, Il Sacco Fiorentino

Content: We had dinner at Trattoria Il Sacco Fiorentino because I loved to try Tuscan Panzanella and they had it on their suggestion board. - If you don't know what panzanella is - It's a typical Tuscan bread salad with, of course, bread and usually tomatoes, cucumbers and onion. Or other leftovers. The dish originates from the poor that wanted to make something with old bread leftovers. The bread is dipped in water and olive oil so it becomes soft again. It's very simple but tasteful. That being said, the panzanella was a delicious starter to share! as they also had pici on their menu, the typical pasta from this area in Italy, we were eager to try out. We had pici with caccio e pepe & calamari and for Maxim pici al ragu.

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 7 - 2 Jul 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano
Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Everyday the breakfast was a feast at our Fattoria. It’s hard to not order everything! And sometimes we just did 🙈

Location: Castel del Piano

Day 7 - 2 Jul 2021

Val d' Orcia, Toscana

Castel del Piano, Val d' Orcia, Toscana
Castel del Piano, Val d' Orcia, Toscana

Content: The landscape of Val d'Orcia is one that you typically find on postcards or pictures of Tuscany. It's famous for its hilly landscape covered with endless fields of grain. Here or there you spot a cobblestoned house and spread over the landscape the towns Montepulciano, Pienza, Montichiello and some others are located. We rented a vespa for the day and explored the different towns and landscapes with it. You totally feel la bella Italia and what's more romantic than sitting on the back of a vespa with your boyfriend and see one amazing view after another? We brought a lunch pic nic with us to eat along the route. We bought rustic Italian bread, prosciutto, mozzarella and tomatoes to make a tasty sandwich.

Location: Pienza

Day 7 - 2 Jul 2021

VintageTours Toscana - Rent e Tour in Vespa Scooter, Vespa Lambretta Fiat 500 VintageCar e Bici

Pienza, VintageTours Toscana - Rent e Tour in Vespa Scooter, Vespa Lambretta Fiat 500 VintageCar e Bici

Content: Pienza is a small town with lovely bars and restaurants. We started our tour through the Val d’Orcia region in this town as we rented our vespa here.

Location: Montepulciano

Day 7 - 2 Jul 2021

Montepulciano

Montepulciano, Montepulciano
Montepulciano, Montepulciano
Montepulciano, Montepulciano

Content: Montepulciano is the biggest town in the Val d'Orcia region. You enter the town through one of the 2 big gates, Porta al Prato or Porta della farine. Both are great starting points to explore the town. Leave your car at one of the car parks outside the gates and go further walking. Montepulciano is known for its excellent Vino Nobile wine and you can tell when you wander around the town. Several shops sell Vino Nobile, as well as the many osteria, ristorante and bars. Place yourself on a terrace and indulge the fine wine with some typical picorino cheese and bruschetta pomodoro. This is perfection in simplicity!

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 8 - 3 Jul 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Today we left early in the morning because we went to the beach in Castiglione della Pescaia.

Location: Castiglione della Pescaia

Day 8 - 3 Jul 2021

Castiglione della Pescaia

Castiglione della Pescaia, Castiglione della Pescaia

Content: After spending a lot of time on the countryside we wanted to spend time at the beach. This is a beach town in the Maremma region of Tuscany And a 1,5h ride from our Fattoria in Val d’Elsa. It’s a lovely town with beach bars and sandy beaches which is rather unique as usually most beaches are with pebbles. We rented a beach bed and stayed there all day with fresh calamari and rose wine eating right at the beach. What more do you need, right? Since we only stayed for the day, we didn’t have the chance to visit the old town. Bit from the glimpse we’ve seen it looks very beautiful and authentic.

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 9 - 4 Jul 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano
Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Pool morning 💦 before going to San Gimignano

Location: San Gimignano

Day 9 - 4 Jul 2021

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, San Gimignano
San Gimignano, San Gimignano
San Gimignano, San Gimignano
San Gimignano, San Gimignano

Content: San Gimignano is a beautiful old town you don't want to miss when you're traveling to Tuscany. It's not very big so you can easily walk around and see everything in half a day. What we recommend to do is the morning market with all the fresh foods and typical Italian things. We bought some fresh peaches, tomatoes and prosciutto ham for our pic nic by the pool afterwards at the hotel. If you want to go to the market - it's every Tuesday morning! If you like panoramic views then you should visit the Torre Grossa. Inside the Torra, impressive historic paintings are exposed which we found definitely worth to see! The cherry on the cake is when you walk up the stairs of the 54m tall Torre. You have a breathtaking view over the town and beyond, of the Val d'Elsa region. Wander around the small streets and take in the vibe of the town. After dinner, or a lot of aperitivo, leave some space for Italian gelato. Every Italian town has its best gelateria and there's no difference for San Gimignano. Get your gelato at Gelateria Dondoli, located at Piazza Della Cisterna.

Divinorum Wine Bar

San Gimignano, Divinorum Wine Bar

Content: Around 5PM every bar serves aperitivo. Now what's aperitivo? These are small appetizers that are served with your drink and almost always for free. We had wine and aperitivo at Divinorum. This Osteria comes with a magnificent panoramic view over Val d'Elsa AND the aperitivo is just delicious!

Location: Poggibonsi

Day 10 - 5 Jul 2021

Fattoria di Cinciano

Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano
Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano
Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano
Poggibonsi, Fattoria di Cinciano

Content: Before going back home we took a wine tour at Cinciano 🍷

Location: Provincia di Siena

Day 10 - 5 Jul 2021

Osteria 1126

Provincia di Siena, Osteria 1126
Provincia di Siena, Osteria 1126
Provincia di Siena, Osteria 1126
Provincia di Siena, Osteria 1126

Content: We had also ended our holiday with an exquisite dinner experience at the Osteria of our Fattoria. The best truffle tartare and pasta lamb ragu we ever tasted if you ask us!