The simple things in life are always the best in Tuscany

The mornings are still a little fresh in Tuscany, but the Tuscan sun soon warms up the signature rolling hills of Tuscany. Mornings in Tuscany are wonderfully passed by taking a ‘passegiata’, a walk up, over and around the hillside, passing vineyards raking the hillside and olive trees pegged out in neat lines in their […]

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Florence Photos – must-see city centre sights seen and savoured in Florence

It’s easy – and highly enjoyable, we must say – to just casually wander around Florence, take a stroll along the rough-hewn cobble streets, do some window shopping if that’s your thing, pass by relaxing hours in a city whose history dates back to B.C. times, a city who holds some of the world’s best […]

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Happy birthday Italy! Photos of Florence’s city centre on’la festa dell’unità d’Italia’

Here are some photos taken in Florence’s city centre for celebrations of the union of Italy’s 150th anniversary – la festa dell’unità d’Italia. The parade marched through the must-see sights of Florence, starting just near the Artviva Walking Tours Florence office (where most important things in Florence happen!) and onto the Piazza della Republica then […]

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Brussels sprouts – our favourite! The Italian secret recipe to eating (and enjoying) your vegetables! *Including Tessa Kiros recipe*

It’s no secret that Tuscan food is delicious. It’s also world-famous for being one of the few cuisines that is also good for you. But did you know that traditional Tuscan recipes can also produce miracles? For this week, Artviva is proud to announce that a gastronomic miracle did occur ? an entire, large family […]

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