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  • Wildlife in Tuscany: The majestic deer

    Tuscany is home to both the small roe and larger fallow deer. The shy roe deer herds tend to remain in forests, although cultivated crops can tempt them out to feed, whereas fallow deer herds can be spotted on arable land. Dusk is the best time to see and photograph deer.

    There are two main types of deer that can be spotted in Tuscany - the Roe Deer and the Fallow Deer. Both are majestic creautures. It is well worth taking some time away from the busier tourist areas for a trek into the natural areas of Tuscany as spotting a family of deer roaming the Tuscan countryside is a truly amazing experience. Apart from these beautiful animals, a walk in the forests and parks of Tuscany also offers the chance to see some breathtaking natural landscapes.

    The Roe Deer is known as the 'Capriolo' in Italian, and it is the smaller of the two species. It weighs around 35kg, and it can be identified by its small tail of only 2-3cm in length. As the seasons change in Tuscany, its coat goes from a red-brown mixture to a warming thick grey colour in the winter months. Its antlers are shed in November before growing again in May to their full length, and watching them jump, swim and run is an incredible sight to see.

    The Fallow Deer's Italian name is 'Daino', and it is far larger, with a weight of around 85kg. Its long neck and slim head give it an imposing presence, and it has a unique set of antlers. Take a close look and it is obvious that they have tiny spades on the end to help lift objects from the ground. They also have a beautiful variety of coat colours that create an interesting activity for deer spotters.

    Although both types of deer prefer to venture out at dusk, daylight hours provide a great opportunity for spotting females. Their instinct is to protect their young at night, which means that they can be spotted during the daytime. The best place to spot these animals is any location that is rich in blueberries and mushrooms - ideal grazing conditions for the deer.

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Shore Excursion from Livorno to Volterra and San Gimignano

Private Shore Excursion to Volterra and San Gimignano with English speaking driver from the port of Livorno. The tour has been designed for guests who have already seen the famous attractions and beauties of Florence and Pisa and are looking for a truly wonderful and exceptional excursion.
After approx. 1.5 hours driving through medieval towns and beautiful surrounding valleys, you will stop at San Gimignano, an enchanting medieval village that takes its name after Bishop Gimignano who saved the city from the barbarians. The Italian Manhattan as it has been called because of its tall, majestic towers, San Gimignano will charm you with everything which makes it a unique town all over the world. You will have time to explore and shop. If you wish we can arrange a wine tour in San Gimignano at a local winery.
Reboard the car and drive to Volterra. This Etruscan town sits on a rocky plateau and is protected by medieval ramparts.

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Audio Guided Tour of the Leaning Tower Square or Pisa City Centre

The Leaning tower square video guide tour includes a full description of the monuments exteriors and interiors: Cathedral, Baptistery, Monumental Cemetery and leaning tower.
Pisa city centre tour video guide tour includes both the full description of the monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli and of the main
cultural and historical points of interest in Pisa city centre enhanced with anecdotes and histories about Tuscany and Tuscan food, wine and people

from 5,85 US Dollar

7 Day Gastronomical Tuscan Cooking Adventure

This cooking tour in Italy has been designed for lovers of Tuscany and all that it represents: the charming medieval towns, the centuries old traditions, the people and their culture, the art, and of course the great food and wine.

This tour has spent time with friends, tourism professionals, the guides and chefs all over Tuscany to create an Italy cooking tour dedicated to the secrets and traditions of Tuscan cookery. The participants will spend many hands-on hours perfecting the skills of Tuscan cooking in the original kitchen of a 14th century Villa as well as a 13th century Castle.

Each day you will prepare a full five course meal, with the chefs instructing the coordination and timing of preparing a full menu.

from 2923,48 US Dollar

Lucca Highlights Private Walking Tour

Visit Lucca secrets streets with a native professional guide.


Head to the top of Guinigi Tower or see the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Pass along the elegant shopping streets, or look at the city from the top of the ramparts.

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