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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Best museums in Florence

Florence has some of the most celebrated museums in the world. From the Uffizi Gallery, with its rich collection of Renaissance paintings, and the Accademia that hosts the iconic David. But being the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence has a lot more for art lovers to enjoy too. So to help you make the best… Read more »

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Ricciarelli biscuits, one of Italy’s favourite Christmas treats

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Italy without Ricciarelli biscuits. In Tuscany and all around Italy typical Chrismas treats fill the shelves of pasticcerie and supermarkets, from panettone to buttery pandoro to chocolate covered torrone. But though Ricciarelli end up on tables all over Italy, they are very much a Tuscan delicacy. These soft almond paste biscuits… Read more »

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Christmas in Tuscany – Top Christmas markets and traditions

Get into the Christmas spirit in Tuscany! The trees are lit, markets are set up and parties prepared, and the atmosphere is wonderfully festive. But it’s more than just lighthearted fun. This is a place where traditions are honoured and Christmas has plenty of its own. If you travel to Tuscany at this time of… Read more »

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Florence in a day – How to spend the perfect day in Florence

If you only have time to see Florence in a day, you don’t want to waste it leafing through a guidebook wondering where to go. So we’ve created a list of essential sights and put them together into a walking friendly guide. This way you can see a little of everything that matters. It takes… Read more »

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6 Storybook villages in Tuscany

Storybook villages in Tuscany are not in short supply. Small towns in enchanting locations, full of turreted towers, romantic archways, secret passageways and plenty of magical atmosphere. Go there and you feel you’re walking around inside real-life fairy tale. Just make sure to leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind you. Once upon a time –… Read more »

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