Tuscany in April – Blooming with festivals, markets and gardens

April is the start of the tourist season in Tuscany and Italy, when Easter livens up towns and cities with  events and plenty of sweet specialities. Days start getting longer, temperatures are mild and there’s a excitement in the air. The countryside awakens and explodes into colour. All around Tuscany in April many small towns… Read more »

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Easter in Florence – Experience a traditional Easter in Florence

Easter is special in Florence, and if you’re visiting during the Easter holidays you can enjoy some special Florentine traditions and treats. The king of the show is the spectacular Explosion of the Cart in Piazza Duomo on Easter morning, a centuries old folkloristic show that offers plenty of excitement and adds colour to this already… Read more »

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The most beautiful squares in Florence

The squares in Florence are the beautiful breathing places of the city. These great squares are flanked by amazing palaces and churches, embellished with statues and fountains, and lively with markets and open air cafes. From the historical heart of Florence’s Piazza Signoria to the students’ favourite Santo Spirito and dazzling Santa Croce, these are… Read more »

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Top springtime destinations in Tuscany

Springtime in Tuscany is heavenly. Ideal temperatures. Longer days. The fields and trees showing off their new colours. The squares filling with al fresco diners. It’s the place to be at this time of year. But which are the top destinations? Here are our suggestions. A few insider tips on top places to go in Tuscany in spring…. Read more »

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San Frediano district. Home to the coolest bars in Florence

Never mind the Renaissance. Florence is fast becoming an international capital of cool. This thanks to its hip and happening San Frediano neighbourhood, south of the river Arno. Situated in the Oltrarno around Borgo San Frediano, this previously down-at-heel area is now dotted with hip bars and cool restaurants decked out in contemporary chic. So much so that… Read more »

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