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The world is brimming with spectacular attractions but when it comes to city sightseeing, you’ll likely have to jostle with crowds of other tourists to check out the principal sights. Particularly ...
Few European cities live as harmoniously with their past as Siena. This most beloved of Tuscany’s hilltop settlements preserves its medieval layout, focusing on the unique crooked half-moon Piazza ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, March 2012
Is the Accademia Gallery worth it? There’s the Uffizi which frankly has a bigger and better collection, there’s the replica of Michelangelo’s David standing in its original location in the ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elena, Italy, March 2012
From the wonderful terrace offered by the Ponte Vecchio , looking downstream you can admire one of the most beautiful and elegant Italian bridges: the Bridge of Santa Trinita. Dedicated to the Holy ...
Written by Jessica, USA, November 2012
Whether or not you’re a serious opera aficionado, you’re probably familiar with Italy ‘s
prominence when it comes to the opera world. Many of the world’s most
famous opera composers came from ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Long before Frances Mayes arrived in Tuscany and bought a now-famous farmhouse called Bramasole here, the hillside town of Cortona was already drawing tourists from all over Europe. Now, of course, ...
Written by Jessica, USA, August 2012
From the austere facade of the Pitti Palace in Florence ,
you would never know that an expansive and elaborate garden lies just
over the palace walls. The Boboli Gardens were once the private ...
Written by Jessica, USA, September 2012
The first thing to know when you see “ Florence ”
on the itinerary of your Mediterranean cruise is that your ship won’t
be docking in Florence’s city center. A quick glance at a map of Italy
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011
One thing I’ve learned about travelling is that you have to be open to the unplanned. A friend and I were in Florence ,
in one of those lovely little alimentari café/delis where they have ...
Written by Jessica, USA, October 2012
Besides money, time is the most precious commodity we have when we
travel – which is why it’s so frustrating to waste time standing in
lines. If there are long lines for the big museums – you ...
Florence ’s most famous son must be Michelangelo. Yes, he left for Rome and painted the Sistine Ceiling for the pope, but in Florence I always feel his presence very strongly. There
is The ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
When you visit the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence , Italy you will probably think I am crazy to say that I was a bit disappointed. The loggia courtyard is impressive and the small garden out ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
The Pitti Palace is a huge Renaissance palace on the south side of the Arno River in Florence .
It is across the river from the main part of the city, and crosses the
famous Ponte Vecchio. The ...
is famous for its shopping, mainly leather goods and food. If you’re in
the market for a new bag, pair of gloves, coat, wallet, belt or shoes,
this is the place to be. To get the ...
Written by Florence Expert: Elisa, Italy, March 2011
After a slow and cold winter, eventually some temporary exhibitions are starting!
First of all, at the Reali Poste of Uffizi Gallery you can admire the beautiful display of “Figure, ...
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