ART + CULTURE
Antique plants, water features and frescoes await visitors.
The royal park will receive 50 million euro for restoration and new amenities.
Still-green fields, ripe persimmons hanging off bare branches, avenues of leafless trees with gnarly bark, crisp scents detectable in the cold, white and yellow bulbs poking through woodlands: this is winter in Tuscany. Tuscany is home to many magnificent gardens, and winter is a wonderful time to visit them.
Poggio Torselli twinkles from its hilltop location just outside Florence. The first time I came to work at this prestigious place, listed among the Great Italian Gardens, I was surprised that even the chatty Florentine bus drivers were unaware of it, yet it only takes 20 minutes to get here,
OUTDOOR FLORENCE Any time of the year but especially during the sultry days of summer, parks are a place to step away from the city streets and the tyranny of schedules to connect with nature. Florence has a variety of parks, from the city's vast ‘green lung,' the
On a slope a few hundred metres outside the medieval city gate of San Niccolò, I sit secluded among olive and cypress trees, contemplating the panorama of Florence spread out before me, in the company of the Queen of Denmark, William Shakespeare and the Princess of Monaco-just some
Spring is the region’s most beautiful season and a wonderful time to discover historic and museum gardens as well as outdoor sculpture parks. It is also an opportunity to explore contemporary art. Here are three reasons to venture beyond Florence and enjoy art outdoors. A