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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What to do in Tuscany – Top ideas for your trip

It’s one of those places everyone dreams of going to. The question is what to do in Tuscany when you’re there. Don’t worry, this is a place that’s overflowing with sights, and unforgettable experiences. In fact you’ll run out of holiday long before you run out of things to do. So we’ve created the ultimate check… Read more »

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Top 10 Pisa Attractions

If you think Pisa is all about the Leaning Tower, it’s time you heard the full story. Of course the awe-inspiring Square of Miracles is what Pisa is famous for,  with its famously captivating Medieval architecture. But there are many more attractions in Pisa worthy of your attention too, from lovely squares to river walks… Read more »

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8 Romantic things to do in Florence

Love is always in the air in Florence. Maybe because there’s no shortage of romantic things to do here. From watching the golden sunsets on the river Arno, and strolling in the Bardini gardens to stealing a kiss in a hidden square. Florence might very well be one of Italy’s top spots for falling in… Read more »

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Best places to visit in Tuscany in 2018

The votes are in. Here are the best places to visit in Tuscany in 2018. Destinations that linger in the memory long after you’ve left. Places with picture book scenery, ancient hilltop towns, great events and relaxing retreats in the midst of nature. From the wine-lovers hotspot Radda in Chianti to the ancient Volterra, from… Read more »

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Best things to do in Florence in 2018

When visiting Florence this year, don’t just follow the crowds. Discover a more authentic side of the city, with this list of the best things to do in Florence in 2018. Explore the hip San Frediano neighbourhood, take a free tour of Florence, explore the fascinating Medici palaces, discover an unusual museum. And get the chance… Read more »

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Viareggio Carnival – One of Italy’s most spectacular Festivals

The Viareggio Carnival is one of the most famous festivals in Italy. And rightly so. Every year in February, this upmarket town on the Versilia coast puts on a carnival like nothing you’ve ever seen before, turning the town into a real factory of fun. Viareggio is a popular seaside resort in Tuscany in the… 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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Tuscany Carnival – The top floats and parades

Every year in February the spirit of Carnival livens up Italy. It brings multicoloured costumes, eye-popping spectacle and a bit of fun and folly. In Tuscany we get a good share of this, as many towns organise floats and all sorts of parties with people dressing up in fancy costumes. Here we show you the… Read more »

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Medici Masters of Florence. What to expect in season 2

The first series of Medici Masters of Florence thrilled audiences with the dark secrets of the Medici dynasty. It mixed history with pure fantasy and threw in some famous actors for good measure.  Fans of the series will be pleased to know it’s coming back again next year with a brand new season. Here’s what… Read more »

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