What remains – dark discoveries in Florence, Italy

Many may have skeletons in the closet, but it has recently been discovered that one of Florence’s must-see museums has been hiding much more than a metaphorical dark secret. An ancient mass grave holding around 60 skeletons has been found below Florence’s must-see art museum, the Uffizi Gallery. The bones were found by construction workers […]

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Canti Di Maggio – Mayday Traditional Festivities Tuscany, Italy

May Day is a tradition still alive today in Tuscany, Italy as an allegory of the return to life and rebirth. The magic-propitiatory rite is often done during a questing where, in exchange for gifts (traditionally eggs, wine, food or sweets), the maggianti or maggerini sing auspicious verses to the inhabitants of the houses they […]

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DOs, DON’Ts & OH NO, YOU DIDN’T?!s: Etiquette in Italy

Part of the joys of travel to a foreign land is about immersing yourself in a new culture, embracing alternative ways of living and experiencing differences. As such, part of any preparations for a trip to another land should involve a little research into the do’s and don’ts, the lay of the land you’re travelling […]

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Florence by Night – beautiful in any light

Reason we love Florence #4837 is the way her beauty and charm changes, not only with the seasons, the months of the year and with each day of the week, but also with the time of day. Pre-bustle, the only people on the street just at sunrise in Florence are the street cleaners who make […]

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Bringing Photography to the Blind – Alinari Photography Museum of Florence

Think of art in Florence and one automatically thinks of Botticelli, Michelangelo and other great Renaissance artists on display in the must-see Florence museums of the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum. But one little-known museum in Florence, the Alinari photography museum, is dedicated to the preservation and display of another art form, photography.   With […]

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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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