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 the region in central Italy 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…. 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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Learning Italian in Tuscany at L’Olivo Italiano – A school with a view

L’Olivo Italiano is no ordinary school. First, it’s blessed with a stunning location. Perched on a hill a few kilometres south of Florence, it has an unbelievable view over the city. From up here you see the river Arno snaking through it and the Duomo dominating it all. Secondly, it’s located in a beautifully restored… Read more »

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8 Reasons why you’ll fall in love with the Maremma, Italy

Recently we spent a few days in the Maremma in southern Tuscany, Italy and immediately fell in love with the place. The Maremma is a magical land with a fascinating history that dates back to the Etruscans. It has a very relaxed pace of life, and some of the most spectacular views you’ll find in Italy…. Read more »

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Square of Miracles – The most impressive square in Italy?

Recently, our friend from Discovery Pisa lead us around one of Italy’s most impressive squares: the Square of Miracles in Pisa. It’s a fascinating place where history and legend mix with otherworldly architecture. A place of rare beauty that glistens white on a field of green, with a tower that defies gravity and belief – the iconic… Read more »

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Medici in Florence Itinerary – See how the Medici shaped Florence

The Medici family has shaped the city of Florence and made it into the splendid place we know today. But how exactly did Florence change under them, and where can you see their influence today? The Medici in Florence – San Lorenzo, the first neighbourhood of the Medici San Lorenzo was the neighbourhood where the Medici… Read more »

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Top 10 destinations in Tuscany

Discover the most impressive destinations in Tuscany, Italy. The best loved towns and areas in Tuscany that continue to capture the imaginations of travellers. This is real Tuscany. Places where you’ll find renowned sights, museums, views and attractions that have made the area famous. BEST DESTINATIONS IN TUSCANY, ITALY FLORENCE – Enjoy masterpieces of art and architecture… Read more »

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