Budget-Friendly Outdoor Adventures for College Students in Tuscany

Author: Cory Shilling – Tuscany, a land of mesmerising landscapes and rich cultural heritage, beckons college students to explore its wonders without breaking the bank. Here we unveil a treasure trove of budget-friendly outdoor adventures, ensuring an unforgettable Tuscan experience. Going on outdoor trips is a must for college students who want to get away… Read more »

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Frescoes by Giotto in Santa Croce Church, Florence

The Gothic Santa Croce Church in Florence contains some of Giotto’s most famous frescoes, painted around 1320-25, when he was already a famous and much in-demand artist. Depicting scenes from the “Life of Saint Francis” (in the Bardi Chapel) and “Lives of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist” (Peruzzi Chapel), this series… Read more »

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Kobra’s New Mural in Pisa, Galileo and the Tower

The giant of mural art, Brasilian artist Eduardo Kobra, has recently completed a stunning new creation in Pisa. The artist has already worked in Tuscany before, and left his mark on the Apuan Alps, with a reinterpretation of the David in the Carrara marble quarries. This time the subject he’s chosen for Pisa reflects the… Read more »

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Florence in November

Is November a good time to visit Florence? What’s the weather like? If you’re looking for fewer crowds and cheaper deals, then coming to Florence in November is always a good idea. The weather isn’t that cold (min 6 degrees C/42 F – max 15C/59F), so you can get in all your sightseeing, even if… Read more »

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Michelangelo’s Secret Room in Florence opens to public

Over fifty years after its discovery, Michelangelo’s Secret Room in Florence is now open to the public. From 15th November 2023 small groups will be able to access the room hidden below the Medici Chapels, where Michelangelo Buonarroti is believed to have hid during the persecution of the Medici family in 1530. What’s special about… Read more »

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Discover the Less Travelled part of Chianti

We’ve been living in the Chianti area, and loving it, for a few years now. So we’d like to suggest an itinerary that shows off this charmingly rural and wonderfully scenic, part of Tuscany. This road trip is easily organised if you’re based in (or near) Florence. It takes in the small towns of Montespertoli,… Read more »

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Christmas in Florence. Top 6 things to do

Christmas in Florence is festive treat, thanks to a spectacular light festival, and plenty of festive decorations and events. From the huge Christmas tree and nativity scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and plenty of shopping opportunities… Here’s a list of our favourite things to do at this sparkling and… Read more »

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