Siena: what to do and where to visit

Famous for its cuisine, medieval cityscape and its horse race held twice every year, known as the Palio, Siena is a must-see for anyone willing to explore what Tuscany has to offer in its different cities and towns. Local legend has it that this medieval hilltop town was founded by Senius and Aschius – which […]

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Cerca Trova: Palazzo Vecchio, Battle of Marciano & Vasari’s hidden message

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If you’re a fan of Dan Brown, then one must-visit location to visit in Florence is the Palazzo Vecchio situated in Piazza della Signoria. The simple structure of the exterior defies the amazing interior. Stepping into the internal courtyard you are amazed by the ornate frescoes and statues housed within. Climbing up the wide, noble […]

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Vasari – Days of (their) Lives

  Giorgio Vasari was one of the Renaissance’s greatest artist and architect – and arguably the biggest gossip of them all! Born in the charming Tuscan town of Arezzo in 1511, Vasari moved to Florence at the age of 16 to study under Andrea del Sarto. It was in Florence that Vasari became friends with […]

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INFERNO: from Dante to Dan Brown

Dante’s Inferno has become the basis for the latest Dan Brown novel of the same name. Dan Brown’s Inferno takes its name from the first of the three canticas that make up Dante’s Divine Comedy. In the poem, Dante recounts in first person his experiences of travelling through hell (Inferno), purgatory (Purgatorio) and heaven (Paradiso). […]

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What’s so G.R.E.A.T. about I.G.P.&D.O.P.?

It is for good reason that Italian food is famous around the world. It is simple to make, delicious and healthy. In Italy, food also represents social gatherings and traditions, with it being quite normal for the family to gather daily for a long lunch sometimes even followed by a nap. It is social, with […]

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The Best of Tuscany

Whilst it is quite difficult to narrow down the best little villages in Tuscany, we’ve narrowed it down to three must-see, never-forget places: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni. Each place is more charming than the next ? although not quite as charming as our Best of Tuscany guides that accompany the groups! Here are some great […]

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