All that glitters is not gold – but sometimes it is! Tuscany’s most famed golden items.

Viola is often recognised as the typical colour of Florence, and in fact the uniform of the beloved Florentine football (soccer) team, La Fiorentina is even purple. But after the football season’s less than shining start for the ‘Forza Viola’, we thought it best to focus on something another colour ? gold! The first famous […]

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A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery in Florence

A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery (the museum most famous for housing Michelangelo’s statue of David) has just begun. Entitled The Virtues of Love ? Nuptial Painting in 15th Century Florence the exhibition will run until November 1st. The exhibition features works by artists such as Botticelli and Filippino Lippi. Artviva’s David Tour ensures […]

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Great restaurants in Florence

Italy is justly famous for its food and Florence is no exception. However, finding a restaurant that locals actually eat at can prove surprisingly difficult. Especially tricky is finding a local restaurant that serves good authentic Florentine beefsteak.  Artviva’s Festival evenings are the perfect start to an evening in Florence. The evening begins with a […]

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