By Category: Florence And Surroundings

November 06, 2018

5 popular dishes on Florence and Arezzo menus

Florence and surroundings, Recipes, Food and wine, Arezzo and Cortona

When traveling in Tuscany, don't shy away from the unknown on a restaurant menu. You may simply enjoy something you've never tasted before or discover a dish you'll want to...


October 09, 2018

Discover Pontormo, the artist Vasari snubbed

Florence and surroundings, Museums, Culture

Neglected for centuries and belittled by the biographer Vasari, the Tuscan artist known as 'Pontormo' is a discovery worth making. Ignore the Renaissance bad press, seek out his works and...


October 04, 2018

Why are there so many hill towns in Tuscany?

Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Historical landmarks, South of siena

It is not a coincidence that many of the towns visited in Tuscany require an uphill climb, nor was it a fluke that early settlers headed for the higher ground....


October 02, 2018

Gucci Osteria in Florence named as one of the world's best new Restaurants for 2018

Florence and surroundings, Restaurants

Conde Nast Traveller has name Gucci OSTERIA as one of the places to eat for 2018


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, Museums, South of siena, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


October 01, 2018

How Sting swapped fields of gold for olive groves

Florence and surroundings, Wineries

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are two of the most famous expats to live in Tuscany – and they’re embracing the lifestyle of the area by producing their own...


September 29, 2018

Power and Pathos Exhibit in Florence

Florence and surroundings, Museums

In 2015, from March to June, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence hosted a beautiful exhibition of Hellenistic Bronze Sculpture, in collaboration with the Getty foundation.


September 27, 2018

June 24th: Calcio Storico – Where football is good and grimy

Florence and surroundings, Events, Tuscany, Culture

A game without rules in stripped down costume, this is football like the referees have never allowed.


September 27, 2018

Fashionable Florence – is the city becoming a hot spot for fashion?

Florence and surroundings, Events, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Culture

When we blog about Florence, the beautiful capital of Tuscany, we normally find ourselves writing about the thousands of incredible artworks in the city, its amazing architecture, the fantastic food...


September 27, 2018

Enjoy wine and cinghiale in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Florence and surroundings, Tuscany, South of siena, Restaurants, Food and wine

Wild boar have been making a nuisance of themselves for vineyard owners in Tuscany of late, but those problems have been tackled in a style which is good news for...


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