Rinaldo degli Albizzi – the enemy of Cosimo the Elder

Rinaldo degli Albizzi was one of the main opponents to the rise of the Medici in 15th century Florence. He’s the main villain in the Netflix series “Medici: Masters of Florence”, where he’s brilliantly brought to life by English actor Lex Shrapnel. We look at how close the fictional Rinaldo is to the historical character…. Read more »

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Things to do in Tuscany in September – From harvests to wine festivals.

There are plenty of things to do in September in Tuscany. The summer is coming to an end, the temperatures aren’t as scorching and Tuscany is getting ready for autumn and the new wines. The light is softer and the atmosphere relaxing. Could this be the perfect time to visit Tuscany? Vendemmia – Try your… Read more »

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Our favourite things to do in San Gimignano

Discover the top things to do in San Gimignano, the ultimate hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Medieval to its core, this UNESCO world heritage site allows you to play the part of an ancient lord by climbing one of its house-towers. There are also amazing frescoes, lovely shops and enoteche to enjoy, and an award-winning… Read more »

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Eco Green Tours Florence – A more comfortable way to see Florence

Eco Green Tours offers a very special way of seeing Florence. Just relax in the comfort of their electric mini-cars, while they drive you around the city centre showing you the highlights of the city. It’s maximum fun for minimum effort, and zero emissions. Save yourself the trouble of walking, enjoy the views, and let… Read more »

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Free things to do in Florence – Enjoy the best attractions at zero cost

Florence is filled with some of the most famous art in the world. Just by walking around the city centre you can experience much of it for free. Museums aren’t any more expensive than any other main European cities, and in many cases are quite cheap. But what if you don’t want to open your… Read more »

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Famous paintings in Florence – Unmissable masterpieces at the Uffizi

Florence has an impressive collection of paintings. So the task of choosing its top masterpieces is a tad challenging. But we do like a challenge. So we’ve made a shortlist of the famous paintings in Florence that you absolutely can’t afford to miss, all of which can conveniently be found in the Uffizi Gallery. Seeing… Read more »

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Best places to visit in Chianti – Superb wines and views

The Chianti is a region of Tuscany synonymous with rolling hills and vineyards. It stretches between Florence and Siena and delights visitors with superb views and top-quality red wines. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy ‘la bella vita‘, or the good life, and fill your senses with some of the most impressive countryside Tuscany has… Read more »

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10 amazing facts you didn’t know about Tuscany

Tuscany is famed around the world for its art, food and natural beauty. But, even if you’re familiar with the main sights, there may be plenty of facts about Tuscany you might not know. Here we open the pandoras box of fascinating trivia about one of Italy’s most famous regions. Tuscany’s impressive 7 UNESCO sites Not… Read more »

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Discover the amazing and unexpected landscapes of Tuscany

If you think that Tuscany is all about verdant rolling hills, vineyards and cypress trees, think again. Yes, it does have some of the most famous countryside in the world, but there’s a lot more to it. Think semi-arid desert, wild southern cowboy country, and mountain quarries so dramatic they featured in a 007 film…. Read more »

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