This is not only a guide about undiscovered Tuscany, but most of all a story of people who found there their happy place.
This is not only a guide about undiscovered Tuscany, but most of all a story of people who found there their happy place. Read more
Do you love to travel and discover new places? Do you want to know the stories of inspiring people who risked everything and changed their lives to find happiness? Are you a fan of good food, interesting design and amazing culture? If you find yourself in at least one of these categories, this book is for you!
„People’s Tuscany” is a special guide for all people who want to discover the other side of this beautiful region. You do not need to get lost on twisting Tuscan roads searching for new places. We did it for you!
Who are we?
Although we live in two different countries - Paulina is living in Poland and Magda in Germany - we love to travel together. Travelling is our hobby and we are trying to spend as much time as we can discovering new parts of the world. What we love the most about our travels is the chance to meet new amazing people, taste new food and watching the sunset in different places every day.
We visited almost all of the regions of Italy but Tuscany stole our hearts. We were prepared before each trip after searching for the best places to stay, to eat, to see. Every time we were equipped with a list full of sites we want to visit. And then we interviewed locals (mostly the owners of the agriturismos) who shared their knowledge of the local area with us. In the end we did not use our pre-compiled list at all. And after many similar situations we decided to do something and share our great tips and discoveries with you. This is when the idea for our guide aroused.
What is our project about?
We decided to develop a new, unique guidebook. It is meant to be a travel e-book on Tuscany at first, but our dream is to create a printed book. The content is what would make the difference. We want to show this beautiful and popular region seen through the eyes of the people who live there.
For the past years we have visited many places all over Tuscany and created a network of contacts with employees of hotels, guest houses and farms. Each of them shared their own stories with us and showed us places that otherwise we would not see. That is why this is not only a guide with information about the region. This book gives you a possibility to meet people who decided to do something different with their lives and they found love and happiness in Tuscany.
This is the main idea behind our book: showing Tuscany the way it really is, not how the tourists taking the beaten path see it. Every time we visited this part of Italy we were realizing that the most beautiful and interesting places we have seen, were the ones that the locals showed us. This knowledge we want to pass on to others. We want to show where citizens eat, shop, spend their free time. We tried to create a book that has everything you need. And remember, this is not a guidebook only! There are plenty of inspiring stories about incredible people and their ideas of life.
What does the guidebook contain?
Our e-book contains of 5 different chapters. Each chapter is devoted to a different part of Tuscany:
- Val d'Orcia
- Val di Chiana
- Apuan Alp
and one agroturismo situated there. We are presenting the place and amazing history of its owners. We are also giving you tips on how to spend a perfect day in the area: what to do, where to eat, what to see. In the end of each chapter you also find 10 additional hints that will help you to create a real Italian experience.
Why do we need your help?
Our main aim and dream is to publish our guide. We love to smell the paper, to see the pictures not only on the computer screen! To do it we need more funds. That is why we decided to present our project on Kickstarter. We'll offer you an opportunity to purchase our guide in an e-book version. You can purchase the whole book or just the single chapter you are interested in. Also, you can pre-order our printed version. What is great about the printed book? That it will be bigger than the e-book. We are currently finishing the process of adding new places and people who will be presented in the final version.
Our book is also special as it’s a collection of inspiring stories about people who had the strength to change their lives, finding out what happiness and quality life really means.
Your help is really important for us! This project is our little „baby” and we really believe that our idea is unique and can help you to see the other side of Tuscany, the one we had a chance to know. And trust us, it is so much better than the Tuscany you see in movies and on the postcards.
Risks and challenges
We have already founded a printery. Our project is ready. What we need now is to get funds to be able to publish our book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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