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The fine art of coffee

As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous … Continue reading

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Good Morning in Florence

The morning sun glows off the façades of the Florentine buildings, rendering brilliant the typical pale citrus tones of their façades. The street sweepers have just passed by on their morning trail, leaving an almost after-the-rain freshness about the air. … Continue reading

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The Tough Task of Training Truffle-hunting Dogs in Tuscany

  Being a truffle hunter more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a religion. It takes patience, and practice, dedication and determination. One of our great friends is the wife of one such a truffle hunter, and she often … Continue reading

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Why We Love Angry Young Men: Picasso, Mirò, Dalì – Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

If only all anger, resentment and the pure rage of youth could be expressed in such wonderful ways! One of the joys of being in a city like Florence is that there is always so much to see and do, … Continue reading

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Food worth holding onto – Tuscan sandwich secrets

One day stepping out of our office for a quick bite to eat, we came across one of our favourite people in Florence* rushing past. ‘We were just coming to visit you!’, we say. Then, trying not to panic at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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NASA, Galileo Galilei…and Artviva

It is well-known that Italy is breathtakingly stunning.  From the wine region in Tuscany, the fabulous Florence finesse, the enchanting canals of Venice, the romantic Roman ruins, the cluster of the stunning villages comprising the Cinque Terre and beyond, Italy … Continue reading

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