Best Places to visit in Italy in 2019

If you are travelling to Italy in 2019, here are a few ideas of the moment. Places where you can savour the rich culture of the peninsula and immerse yourself in the area’s natural beauty. Buon viaggio! Italy has so much to offer the visitor in the way of art that people often don’t realise… Read more »

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Best Places to visit in Tuscany in 2019

Here are a few ideas for a Tuscan holiday in 2019. A year that we think should be dedicated to slow travel, cultural curiosity and savouring every moment. For us its the best way to really know the areas you explore, and their heritage. Apart from top destinations Florence and Pisa, with their well-known museums… Read more »

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Giuliano de’ Medici. Who was the brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent?

Handsome, athletic, passionate and kind. That’s how history books portray Giuliano de’ Medici (Florence 1453-1478). He was the younger brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent, at the time when the Medici family was unofficially ruling Florence. Giuliano didn’t get a chance to show all his qualities to the world, as he was brutally murdered during what… Read more »

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Pazzi Conspiracy – Murder and drama in Florence

The Congiura dei Pazzi, or Pazzi Conspiracy, is a bloody and dramatic moment in Florence’s history. The day when an attack on the Medici brothers left Giuliano de’ Medici dying on the floor of Florence’s Cathedral. Date: Easter morning, 26 April 1478 – Location: Florence’s Cathedral But who were the participants in the Pazzi Conspiracy? And… Read more »

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How to plan a trip to Tuscany

When you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, your only concern will be how to do everything on your list. A region so full of art treasures, natural beauty and culinary experiences that its’ not easy to pick just one for your holiday. But here you’ve got a few tips to help you tailor make your… Read more »

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Top Things to do in Tuscany in 2019

Best things to do in Tuscany in 2019? From encounters with Leonardo da Vinci to unforgettable natural parks, here we give you a taste of what’s hot in Tuscany in 2019. This year get ready to go off the beaten track in search of the more undiscovered corners of the region. And remember… there’s always another… Read more »

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3 Museums that reveal Florence’s history

If you like discovering all about Florence’s history, its local stories and whispered secrets, then you’ll love these three museums: the glorious Palazzo Vecchio, the touching Innocenti Museum, and the intimate and well-preserved Palazzo Davanzati. These museums may be less well-known than the Uffizi and the Accademia. but they are still compelling places for anyone… Read more »

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Life lessons from Tuscany for 2019!

It’s been said that Italians know how to live. From the food to the surroundings and the lifestyle, everything seems to be geared towards living well.  So if you have room for a couple more new year’s resolutions this year, here’s a way you can live the good life, Tuscan style. Mangiare bene (Eat well)… Read more »

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10 Charming small towns in Tuscany

Tuscany is famous for its charming small towns, Medieval hilltop hamlets and scenic walled towns rich with atmosphere. Here you’ll find some of our favourite towns that we recommend adding to your itineraries. We’ve chosen a few of the bigger hitters like Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace and enchanting Volterra, plus a few authentic gems you might not have heard of…. Read more »

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A taste of Christmas in Tuscany | What’s on the menu?

When it comes to food, Tuscany never stops giving, especially at Christmas. From the fun filled Christmas markets to festive delicacies, there is always something more to enjoy, especially if you have a sweet tooth. If you happen to be in Tuscany from December 8th onwards, the whole region is officially in Christmas mode, and… Read more »

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