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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 60 countries. www.indianajo.com is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  1. David
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    Have a villa just outside Tavernelle first October. Your information has been a huge help. Have a car but the SITA bus to Firenze looks like a best bet. Cin Cin!

  2. Jenna
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    I am leaving at the end of the week for Tavarnelle, (co-incidentally for a wedding), and after reading your blog, I am so very excited to get there. I have excursion plans to other towns while there, but your blog makes me want to stay in Tavarnelle all week. You are a beautiful writer.

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  4. Laura
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    I just came across your blog and it makes me even more excited to go back to Tavarnelle in June (2017) for my wedding!!

    I came across this beautiful little town while traveling with my cousin in 2011, booked into Ostello for two nights and ended up staying a week!

    It turns out that my boyfriend’s Austrian family visits Tavarnelle a few times a year and we decided it was fate, this is going to be our wedding spot.

    Looking forward to sharing this little slice of heaven with our family and friends. Once they heard there was free wine tasting and pasta making classes, they were sold on the trip!

    Only 237 more days!

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  7. Elaine b
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    Heading to Tavarnelle for two weeks next week, renting an apartment- your post has heightened our excitement thanks Elaine B

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  10. mommytalks2
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    I think I just fell in love with Tavarnelle Val di Pesa!! I’ve been looking for somewhere on the outskirts of Florence to experience the real Tuscany….found it! will be booking my stay asap! thank you 🙂

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  13. Jess
    Jess at | | Reply

    This is a fantastic fantastic post!! I had been trying to find information on this town and the hostel you mentioned and I found both right here! I think it’s fair to say i’ll be booking this ASAP. Have to admit I was gutted when you said all that you saw was brick… then a huge sigh of relief to know there is so much more on offer!

    Thanks Jo!

    Jess

  14. Anne Forbes
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    i will be staying in Tavernelle for 3 weeks in May. Can’t wait – hope my experience is similar to yours. Had heard about the pasta shop and cooking classes so will definitely be visiting. Also hope to go hot air ballooning whilst there. Thanks for your story!

  15. Kevin
    Kevin at | | Reply

    Area is great. Stayed in a villa off Strada Provinciale 50 in 2010. Watched Italy World Cup game in Le case di Sciano. Took runs through the vineyards and olive trees. Enjoyed your article. Thanks

  16. Jac
    Jac at | | Reply

    That does sound like a darling place, I love how you just kinda stumble into these adventures and new places, great job!

    (and you’re cooking pasta for me next time I see you :P)

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