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October 14, 2021

Autumn events at Villa San Michele

  Idyllically perched on the much-loved hills of Fiesole, Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, gazes down at the city below, offering a truly spectacular view. Following on from the successful summer events series at the luxury hotel that’s housed in a former monastery, their autumnal calendar looks equally set to charm and entice with […]
October 5, 2021

Autumnal adventures in the Mugello

We’ve all felt the change in the air as autumn makes its presence known. Some of us are not quite ready to shake off the summer and, for others, the season of chestnuts, potato tortelli, porcini mushrooms and, of course, truffles, has been one long countdown! Now that it’s here, take the time to set […]
September 28, 2021

25Hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino: Florence’s coolest new venue

Florence has never seen a place like this, in a part of town that we all previously avoided. Four years in the making and millions in the spending, 25Hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino is a hop, skip and a jump from piazza Santa Maria Novella and an imaginative leap for the city’s hospitality scene.    […]
September 6, 2021

Step into September at Barberino Designer Outlet

    September is a month of fresh starts. With school bags back on shoulders and heads focused on the academic year to come, embark on the next chapter with some forward-facing fashion. With online learning meaning we may not have invested much energy into looking our best, give your kids something that will have […]
August 18, 2021

Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the inaugural Argiano Baroque Music Festival held in the Montalcino countryside this summer.         Artistic director Antonio Artese has assembled a musical smorgasbord […]
July 5, 2021

Update your look at Barberino Designer Outlet

All Posts   It’s finally time to air those summer items you’ve kept stored away for so long, and undoubtedly do a quick stock take to see what you’re missing for the season ahead. At Barberino Designer Outlet, the sales are on from July 3 to August 31 and will prove the ideal occasion to […]
May 4, 2021

Art courses online and in-person

Say Florence and your second thought is undoubtedly art. Year after year, century after century, the art enamored have moved to the Tuscan capital, delving into boundless artistic heritage and getting to grips with world-renowned masters. It’s never been easier to access expertise with the outpouring of online talks that have sustained us through these […]
April 29, 2021

Piazza Beccaria: more than meets the eye

  Piazza Beccaria is not one of the places in Florence most visited by tourists. But it is known to residents as the point where the ring road (viale) round central Florence splits, somewhat overwhelming this elegant piazza with fast-moving vehicles. Perhaps that’s why the tourists don’t go there much, but park the car, look […]
April 2, 2021

Reading Florentine history in Santa Maria Novella frescoes

When you’re on the prowl for Renaissance fresco paintings in Florence, the church of Santa Maria Novella is the place to go.     You are greeted upon entry by the seminal Trinità fresco of Masaccio, who, with his friend and mentor Brunelleschi, revolutionized the art of painting with the introduction of linear perspective as […]
March 3, 2021

Dive back into Medieval Florence… virtually!

Those who return to Florence this year will find a city transformed. The extended lockdown offered the opportunity to carry out important works of maintenance and restoration across the centre, from expanded bike paths and newly paved riverways, to redesigned admissions offices and distancing protocols implemented in our top galleries and museums.       […]