Medici Masters of Florence. Truth and Fiction in the TV series

Medici Masters of Florence is the 8-episode series that’s been thrilling audiences on Netflix. The series tells the story of the family that helped the Renaissance to flourish and changed the face of Italy. It’s the early 15th century, and the place is Florence, in Tuscany, where the Medici are rising to power in the Florentine Republic. The… Read more »

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See the best of Florence this Christmas

For anyone who wants to see the best of Florence this Christmas, here’s an illuminating look at all festive delights the city has to offer. At this special time of year, Florence goes for broke. Christmas decorations light up the streets and shop windows. The Christmas Market gives Santa Croce Square a different twist. And the… Read more »

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Off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, Italy

Travel ideas from a local expert. We chat with Silvia Capperi, founder of the online travel agency Sunny Tuscany & Italy to get a different take on the region. Here she gives us an insider’s look at some off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, and tells us why they should be on every travel itinerary. “There’s… Read more »

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Visit Lucca in Tuscany. A photographic journey through a city of charms

Visit Lucca in Tuscany and you’ll find it’s a very special place. The huge tree-lined walls that embrace the town jealously guard its precious squares, churches, towers, and charming historic cafes. It’s a relaxed city full of poetry and unassuming elegance. Lucca’s walls, a unique sight The walls are an impressive sight. A majestic example of 16th century defensive… Read more »

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Relive the Inferno movie in Florence – Dan Brown’s story meets reality

You’ve seen Ron Howard’s “Inferno”. Now you can relive the Inferno movie in Florence and see where Dan Brown’s story meets reality. As we show you here, it’s definitely possible to see the same things in Florence that professor Langdon did. Personally I think that the first half of the film is better, and not just because… Read more »

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