By Category: Florence And Surroundings

November 15, 2018

Palazzo Davanzati - how the well-to-do lived in the Middle Ages

Florence and surroundings, Museums, Historical landmarks

​For the best look at how a well-to-do family lived in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, stop at this ancient Florentine tower house.


November 06, 2018

5 popular dishes on Florence and Arezzo menus

Florence and surroundings, Arezzo and Cortona, Food and wine

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...


November 06, 2018

Galileo: Astronomy and House arrest

Florence and surroundings, Museums, Historical landmarks

Galileo, the great Italian physicist, astronomer and philosopher born in Pisa, finished his life in Arcetri, a region south of Florence, blind, suffering from insomnia, but ever prolific.


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 02, 2018

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

Florence and surroundings

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, South of siena, Museums, 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

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, Tuscany, Culture, Events

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, Tuscany, Historical landmarks, Culture, Events

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...


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