With rolling, verdant hillsides lush with blossoming flowers and a mild climate (albeit with the occasional rain), spring is an ideal time to venture around Tuscany. It is, however, also the beginning of tourist season. Fortunately, at 8,875 square miles,…Read more
Tuscany Travel – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news, updates, and opinions about Tuscany travel? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts on making the most of Tuscany, from our favorite bars to contemporary art galleries. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for making the most of your Tuscany travel, put together by local journalists, chefs, and artists, and historians, as well as Context staff. From suggestions on how to make the most of the city’s attractions to our favorite spots off the beaten path, we provide an intellectually curious take on Tuscany travel.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
The Palio in Siena is one of the most historic horse races in the world, attracting thousands of international spectators every summer. In recent years, animal rights activists have level some criticism at the event. Crowded, confusing, and perhaps controversial……Read more
We look at Tuscany, our newest program in Italy, with all its incredible art, architecture, food, and wine.Read more