Top springtime destinations in Tuscany

Springtime in Tuscany is heavenly. Ideal temperatures. Longer days. The fields and trees showing off their new colours. The squares filling with al fresco diners. It’s the place to be at this time of year. But which are the top destinations? Here are our suggestions. A few insider tips on top places to go in Tuscany in spring…. Read more »

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Allegory of Good and Bad Government frescoes in Siena

Inside the Palazzo Pubblico in Siena you’ll find one of the greatest secular fresco cycles of the Middle Ages: the exquisite and fascinating “Allegory of Good and Bad government”, painted in 1338-39 by Sienese master Pietro Lorenzetti. This is a much-admired fresco cycle, not just for its impressive scale and beauty but for the message… Read more »

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Medici Series Season 3, What is it about?

The third season of the Medici series has been recently released on Netflix with the title “Medici, The Magnificent part two”, with new 8 episodes. The creator Frank Spotnitz has promised a ‘much darker’ story, and we can’t wait to see what Lorenzo de’ Medici has been up to. => SPOILER AHEAD FOR MEDICI SEASON… Read more »

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8 Perfect Day Trips from Arezzo

Arezzo makes a great base for those wanting to explore the less travelled site of Tuscany. This charming town is an hours train ride from Florence, and has some intriguing attractions including famous frescoes by Piero della Francesca, and the remarkable Piazza Grande. => See all attractions in Arezzo. From Arezzo you can explore the… Read more »

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The top 10 things to do in Florence in 2020

Discover the most fascinating experiences in Florence in 2020. From art to food, beautiful architecture and the Medici family. Here we show you the best ways to delve deep into the heart of the city and explore its hidden corners and magical possibilities. From small-group tours to guided walks and cooking classes, here’s a round-up… Read more »

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My 10 Favourite spots in Florence

In Florence, a city where every stone tells a story , it’s not easy to name my favourite spots as there are so many of them. As a Florentine guide I’m always finding new and unexpected treasures, from hidden masterpieces, to lovely gardens and welcoming Florentine cafes. Here’s a selection of the sites I love most…. 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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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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Best Experiences and Places to visit in Tuscany in 2020!

Looking for the best places to visit in Tuscany in 2020 ? Think real experiences that connect you with nature, heritage, and the soul of this wonderful region. Aside from top timeless destinations like Florence, with its well-known museums and attractions, this year we invite you to explore the best wine towns in Tuscany, Etruscan sites, ancient… Read more »

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Florence in Winter – Best events and things to do

Could Winter be the best time to visit Florence? It is for me. Winter in Florence means all the atmosphere of festive Christmas traditions, enjoying museums without the crowds, a magical atmosphere in the air, and plenty of sweet treats. January shows off the new trends during the Pitti Uomo fashion show, while the sales… Read more »

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