April 27th, 2017

A family trip.


Felix and I flew to Pisa to meet up with my parents, my brother, and his girlfriend. We spent 5 days driving around Tuscany.

Here are some photos.


As I said, we begun with an evening in Pisa. I always had great memories of this city, and going back again, did not leave me disappointed.


We arrived just in time for the sunset, which made everything even more magical.


Here is the famous leaning tower. It’s absolutely stunning, as the rest of the square.


We didn’t have much time before it got dark, so we had dinner and relaxed in our Inn.


On the first full day there, we moved to Viareggio, which I was very excited to see: it’s by the sea, and if you look it up, the promenade will appear, showing all the incredible buildings.


What I did not expect was how much this location reminded me of Los Angeles, on the board walk, with all its 70s establishments. Very cool!


It was a very interesting contrast between the older, tall and intricate buildings, with the lower and squared beach shops and restaurants.


In the afternoon we had time to check out the Pinocchio Park, to which I had been a couple of times before and wanted Felix to see it as well.


Can we talk about how stylish Pinocchio is?


Although the park is clearly for kids, it was still a lot of fun to interact and visit all the instalments.


The next day, we stopped by an amazing villa, which was originally designed for a farm, and then became a prestigious property, with French inspired gardens, statues and paintings.


And so here is Felix with Villa Torrigiani in the background.


Everything there was so pretty.


In the afternoon, we found out that in Lucca there was a Flower Festival happening, so we walked around the centre and looked at lots of plants…


and churches!

I did not quite realise till this trip how many churches there are in Lucca. Not sure you will be able to tell from the video I’m putting together, but every couple of meters you would find another one. It was crazy.


Still, it was a cute city!


Next stop: Florence.

This city was also really stunning, probably – architecture wise – the best one, but because of the bank holiday that was happening on the day, it was extremely packed and didn’t manage to see much at all.


Everything was fully booked, so instead we walked around and found an amazing food market where we ate pizza.


That evening there was the best sunset.


On our final full day we found some hot springs. It was pretty chilly and cloudy, so we didn’t expect many people to be there… but we were wrong. Once again, there were plenty of people, so I didn’t feel comfortable to fully enter. But hey, Felix, as well as my brother and Jennifer, really liked it!


Our final visit was Siena, which even on a cold day appeared to be beautiful.


I really loved going up and down the hills, seeing all these old buildings stacked together. It was very picturesque!


To end this blog post, here is a photo of all of us together. I’m gonna start to edit the vlog now, as I have so much to go through, but hopefully – for now – you enjoyed taking a look at these photos. πŸ˜‰


92 thoughts on “HELLO, TUSCANY.

    1. ddsepti

      She answered it before, both in YT and in this blog. She used Canon 7D for a better picture quality but for overall (vlogging and others–since it’s handy), she use Canon G7X.
      I personally like g7x more, since it’s handy πŸ™‚

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      1. Jessica Mugavero

        Hi Marzia! I am actually in the same situation haha my boyfriend is from sweden, i am italian and whenever we visit my family i always feel kinda bad for him because he canΒ΄t really understand anything or communicate with my parents since they donΒ΄t speak english! of course i try to translate as much as i can but i think it gets kinda annoying for them sometimes!


  1. Aletze Estrada

    Wow! Your trips are always full of beautiful scenery! Thank you for letting us have a sneak pic at this voyage hehe looked like a lot of fun and thanks to this pictures, I’ll make sure to add these cities to my list πŸ˜‰ I really want to visit them now hahaha Pisa is a must, of course.

    Glad you didn’t have any issues regarding your intestinal flora and you fully enjoyed this little vacation!

    You are beautiful in every single picture, by the way.

    As always, greeting to Pewds and the pugs.

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  2. noturkeyjokes

    Great pictures! Probably I’m too mainstream, but when I’m in Florence I refuse to leave without stopping by Caffe Gilli to have tiramisu ^_^ Also I love how you and your family can travel without planning, I feel like it gives you so much room! When I travel with mine we do have a legit itinerary πŸ˜€

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  3. Chiara Rossetto

    Sono stata a Viareggio proprio due settimane fa, meravigliosa! La toscana in generale Γ¨ una meraviglia. Lucca visitata completamente durante il Lucca comics(MERAVIGLIOSO) e pure Firenze qualche mesetto fa. Mancano Pisa e Siena sulla lista, ma vedrΓ² di rimediare dopo questo tuo post πŸ™‚
    Che bello sarebbe incontrarti in giro per l’italia, Marzia! Sei la prima youtuber che ho iniziato a guardare anni e anni fa, dai tuoi primissimi video e ti seguo ormai da quella che sembra una vita. Un mega abbraccio dall’Emilia Romagna πŸ™‚


  4. Kate

    It’s so cool seeing places that I visited with my family here on your blog! It’s a nice way to remember how niceit was there ^^ we also went to some smaller towns in Tuscany, all of them were super sweet

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  5. Judy

    I am so heart-broken now, because I’m travelling to Pisa, Florence and other Tuscan places next week. Don’t you want to come back just for a day, maybe? πŸ˜€

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  6. elena

    ma come, eravate a lucca?! io abito li, mi avrebbe fatto piacere vedervi Γ§___Γ§
    dovreste venire quando c’Γ¨ il lucca comics & games, felix impazzirebbe! dai un’occhiata alle foto sul web di quell’evento… fateci un salto se potete πŸ˜‰

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  7. newmistakeblog

    I love Marzia’s blog so much. Her style, personality and story has inspired me to create my own blog. I absolutely love her aesthetic! I am going to make a post on my blog soon that is similar to this about a trip around my town. Check it out if you’d like. Thanks again to Marzia for inspiring me.

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  8. Alisa

    Oh, I was in Florence just a week earlier! And I miss Italy already. The mood, the architecture, the sunlight there… *sigh* I am happy that you got to spend such a nice holiday with your family!

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  9. humbug19

    I enjoy your writing style Marzia you write and take picture for the simple love that you have for these activities. I’m inspired. Btw I know you like anime and I believe you should watch Hana Kimi, which translates to ‘To the beautiful you’!! 😝


  10. Elke

    My favourite country to go to on holiday is Italy for sure and especially Tuscany! It’s been three years now since I’ve last been there, but this post seriously makes me reconsider visiting the country this Summer. πŸ™‚ x Elke


  11. theleaale

    Hi Marzia, you and Felix are so cute! Tuscany is one of my favorite regions; I’m so jealous! I hope to visit Firenze soon!


  12. Vicky

    I’ve really liked this blog! It’s amazing to know that you translate everything to Felix and to your family I have to do the same at my home because I live in Uruguay and my native language is Spanish, I love English so much! You are incredible and your videos too xoxo


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