Films set in Tuscany. A landscape made for Hollywood.

Here we explore some great films set in Tuscany. Some truly great cinematic experiences that all have one thing in common: the setting. Italy has always looked good on screen, and Tuscany with its picture-perfect landscapes and cities filled with awe-inspiring architecture have given many directors visual inspiration. So without further ado, we’d like to introduce you… Read more »

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Botticelli Map of Hell – Explore Dante’s Inferno Drawings

The Botticelli Map of Hell has appeared in a novel by Dan Brown, and in a recent documentary. This has captured the imagination of the public, so here we take a closer look at these extraordinary drawings and the artists behind the story. Botticelli and Dante are linked by a thread that runs though history. As a… 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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