See the best of Florence this Christmas

For anyone who wants to see the best of Florence this Christmas, here’s an illuminating look at all festive delights the city has to offer. At this special time of year, Florence goes for broke. Christmas decorations light up the streets and shop windows. The Christmas Market gives Santa Croce Square a different twist. And the… Read more »

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Off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, Italy

Travel ideas from a local expert. We chat with Silvia Capperi, founder of the online travel agency Sunny Tuscany & Italy to get a different take on the region. Here she gives us an insider’s look at some off-the-beaten-track places to visit in Tuscany, and tells us why they should be on every travel itinerary. “There’s… Read more »

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Visit Lucca in Tuscany. A photographic journey through a city of charms

Visit Lucca in Tuscany and you’ll find it’s a very special place. The huge tree-lined walls that embrace the town jealously guard its precious squares, churches, towers, and charming historic cafes. It’s a relaxed city full of poetry and unassuming elegance. Lucca’s walls, a unique sight The walls are an impressive sight. A majestic example of 16th century defensive… Read more »

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Relive the Inferno movie in Florence – Dan Brown’s story meets reality

You’ve seen Ron Howard’s “Inferno”. Now you can relive the Inferno movie in Florence and see where Dan Brown’s story meets reality. As we show you here, it’s definitely possible to see the same things in Florence that professor Langdon did. Personally I think that the first half of the film is better, and not just because… Read more »

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5 scenic small towns to visit in Tuscany in autumn

Hilltop towns. A Medieval atmosphere. Narrow stone lanes and lovely squares. Tuscany is filled with them. Here we look at five destinations that are perfect for a trip in autumn, when the colours of the Tuscan countryside do their best to impress us. Which scenic small towns should you visit in Tuscany in Autumn? Visit San Giovanni d’Asso, and… Read more »

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Palazzo Vecchio Secret Passages Tour, Florence

There are some places that seem to transcend history. The Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, with its maze of secret passages and rooms, is definitely one of them. Take the Secret Passages Tour and see it all for yourself. Discover the hidden Studiolo, and the Tesoretto. Marvel at the Hall of the Five Hundred ceiling. And explore the palace that was seat… Read more »

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Dante Alighieri death mask as seen in “Inferno”

Find out all about the fascinating Dante Alighieri death mask and see what Dante really looked like. Dante is Italy’s most famous poet, author of the Divine Comedy. Recently he’s been the unwitting protagonist of the newly released film “Inferno”. The poet himself doesn’t make an appearance of course, but his death mask does. And the good news… Read more »

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A day with Michelangelo sculptures in Florence

Everybody knows Michelangelo’s David. And if you visit Florence, you’ll see him everywhere. On t-shirts, aprons, and even made of chocolate. He’s magnificent. But what if you don’t have time for queuing at the Accademia Gallery or you want a more intimate experience with Michelangelo? Here’s where you should you go in Florence to see… Read more »

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Tuscany in Autumn. A photographic journey.

What makes Autumn in the Tuscan countryside so memorable? Is it the leaves changing their colours against a clear blue sky? The fields shivering with frost in the morning? Maybe it’s the olive groves and cypresses, or that solitary castle emerging from the mist. At Love from Tuscany, this is our favourite time of year for all these reasons. We love it with… Read more »

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