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6 experiences you simply have to try in Florence

  Michele Bricci, a born-and-bred Florentine and general manager of FH Hotel Calzaiuoli, reveals his tips & tricks to explore unexpected Florence, a side of the city that often stays ...

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Re-appropriating industrial archeology in Prato

Something is brewing in Prato. The industrial center in the heart of Tuscany has long been a city of opposites: Medieval and contemporary, monasteries and factories, beauty and decrepitude. It ...

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Florence for the whole family

They think they’ve seen it all before: the Uffizi, the Duomo, Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella. You have a busy day at work, but your folks are in town ...

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A greener way to tour Florence

  You will have seen the white-and-green caddy-like vehicles ambling around Florence, travelling at a slow pace through the city streets and stopping occasionally in the sun-kissed squares.   Eco ...

FOOD + WINE

Florence for food lovers

Don’t come to Florence to lose weight. Although if you love walking as much as you love eating, then you’ll find that the city is a natural gym and you’ll ...

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Florence for morning people

Florence first thing in the morning is as delicious as a cappuccino and cornetto. Early risers are in for an absolute treat. Watching Florence stir and stretch at dawn is ...

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Bike tours in Tuscany

I’ll never forget the first time I took a bike tour in Tuscany. It was spring, that time of the year when poppies dot the winding country roads and the ...

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7 popular day trips from Florence

Florence is beautiful, fascinating and packed with artistic treasures, but when the sun heats up and the crowds accumulate, do like a local and escape to the more peaceful corners ...

ART + CULTURE

Revisiting the Duomo

When you live in Florence, you don’t visit the Duomo very often. Maybe if you have a visitor, you go inside. But when’s the last time you actually bought a ...

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Family tours at the Duomo di Siena

At 3pm on every Saturday in November, the Duomo of Siena will offer free guided tours (in Italian) in Siena, geared to families with children aged 5 to 12.  The program invites young children to become familiar not only with the cathedral but art and museums. The tour schedule

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Paint Tuscany on vacation

Florence, Italy, has always drawn artists to study and learn from the region’s master painters. This September, a new program for Plein Air landscape painting, run by three artists, will open in a beautiful villa in the hills above Florence.   Home to classical art and traditional painting

Lifestyle

Twentieth-century Tuscany

  Tuscany’s Renaissance and Etruscan masterpieces are world famous, but the region’s twentieth-century art gets scant attention. Toscana ’900, a project of the Tuscan Region and the Ente Cassa di ...

ART + CULTURE

Star-gazing in the florentine hills

Are you a born stargazer? Or are you simply curious to see how your zodiac sign stretches across the sky? Whether you’re a passionate astronomy lover or a star novice who wants to grasp some basic facts about the constellations, Florence offers the chance to get a bit

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