For a trip to one of Tuscany’s truly unspoilt towns, Poppi is ideal. Set in the Arezzo region, east of Florence, it may not be as well-known as some of its neighbours, but it can certainly be as memorable. The pretty medieval streets are lined with arcades and characterful restaurants, and there’s, even more, choice of places to eat in the newer part of town – Ponte a Poppi. In the old town, you’ll be confronted by the majestic Castello di Poppi. Still intact, despite seeing many battles, the grand bell tower stands proud. Inside you’ll see stunning staircases and the famous Biblioteca Rilliana – a library full of important volumes. For the family – visit Poppi’s Zoo, home to some endangered animals, take a walk around the lovely rustic market on a Tuesday and enjoy the delicious Italian ice cream. Set in the pretty Arno valley, part of the National Park of Foreste Casentinesi, there’s also plenty of gorgeous Tuscan countryside to explore.