Top 10 things to do in Florence in 2019

Deciding on the top 10 things to do in Florence is no easy task. But we’ve whittled down our long list to give you what we think are the top highlights for a visitor this year. Meet Lorenzo the Magnificent, celebrate the life of Da Vinci, visit Botticelli in his new room at the Uffizi… 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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Florence in February. Art, sweet treats, best shopping

Could February be the perfect time to visit Florence? We can give you lots of reasons why we love the city of the Renaissance in February. The queues shorten, Carnival is in the air, and some irresistible treats appear in the bakery windows. Plus, winter suits Florence well. What’s better than walking the quiet back… Read more »

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Medici the Magnificent. Fact and Fiction in the TV series

While the first series of Medici wasn’t that historically accurate, the second series “Medici: the Magnificent” is much more faithful to the truth of what really happened. It’s set during a particularly complex and turbulent period in Italy’s past, at a time when the Florentine republic was effectively ruled by the Medici. It was a… Read more »

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Tuscany in February. All the magic, none of the crowds

Tuscany in February has more going for it than you might think. The Christmas holidays are already a faint memory. The air is crisp and cold, and carries with it the promise of snow. Days are shorter but they are also quieter. Could it be the perfect time for a trip to Tuscany? Tuscany without crowds… Read more »

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Best Places to visit in Italy in 2019

If you are travelling to Italy in 2019, here are a few ideas of the moment. Places where you can savour the rich culture of the peninsula and immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty. Buon viaggio! Italy has so much to offer the visitor in the way of art that people often don’t realise… Read more »

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Best Places to visit in Tuscany in 2019

Here are a few ideas for a Tuscan holiday in 2019. A year that we think should be dedicated to slow travel, cultural curiosity and savouring every moment. For us its the best way to really know the areas you explore, and their heritage. Apart from top destinations Florence and Pisa, with their well-known museums… Read more »

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Giuliano de’ Medici. Who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent?

Handsome, athletic, passionate and kind. That’s how history books portray Giuliano de’ Medici (Florence 1453-1478). He was the younger brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, at the time when the Medici family was unofficially ruling Florence. Giuliano didn’t get a chance to show all his qualities to the world, as he was brutally murdered during what… Read more »

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Pazzi Conspiracy – Murder and drama in Florence

The Congiura dei Pazzi, or Pazzi Conspiracy, is a bloody and dramatic moment in Florence’s history. The day when an attack on the Medici brothers left Giuliano de’ Medici dying on the floor of Florence’s Cathedral. Date: Easter morning, 26 April 1478 – Location: Florence’s Cathedral But who were the participants in the Pazzi Conspiracy? And… Read more »

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How to plan a trip to Tuscany

When you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, your only concern will be how to do everything on your list. A region so full of art treasures, natural beauty and culinary experiences that its’ not easy to pick just one for your holiday. But here you’ve got a few tips to help you tailor make your… Read more »

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