Discovering Tuscany & beyond!

Olá! I’m Doug Perin. Friends call me Duke. I’m originally from Porto Alegre, Brazil, which qualifies me as a gaucho – although you won’t find me slurping mate or roaming the Pampas on horseback.

Hiking is my passion. I am lucky to call Florence my home (for now). This is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities I’ve encountered in my short but fruitful life of wander. There is much too see and learn here, but Tuscany and Italy abound with options for those who are willing to explore beyond.

Through this blog, I hope I can offer you a glimpse of the wonders that await you here.