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Learning about Ambrogio Lorenzetti with the Family

November 8, 2017

Guided visits and workshops for the family for the Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition During the course of the temporary exhibit on Ambrogio Lorenzetti (October 22, 2017- January 21, 2018), the Santa Maria della Scala will offer workshops and guided visits to children and their families every weekend. The activities are centered around the characters, clothes and…

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Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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Leaning Tower open until 10pm this summer

June 14, 2017

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Camposanto open until 10pm from June 17 until August 31 With the start of summer, two of Pisa’s greatest monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli will be lenthening their opening times beyond sunset: the Leaning Tower and the Camposanto, starting June 17 and up until August 31, 2017. Both will…

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Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza Signoria

Fontana del Nettuno is Under Wraps

May 17, 2017

You finally made the long haul to get to Piazza Signoria in Florence, only to find that the Fontana del Nettuno, the masterpiece of a fountain featuring Neptune in center stage, is all caged up for a facelift and all your photos are going to be sectioned off like a crime scene. And it is…

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An adventurous day around the Chianti driving a vintage Fiat 500 car

October 12, 2016

The Chianti area has a unique charm and it is no coincidence that it is one of the best known areas of Tuscany throughout the world. You probably think that those who live here are immune to all this beauty, or that they simply don’t notice all the pretty things they have in sight almost…

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A New Free Itinerary at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

August 12, 2016

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence has just inaugurated a new itinerary which winds its way through the fragrant orange trees found within its walls. It is a only short path but it will allow everyone free access to admire Michelozzo’s courtyard (also known as the Courtyard of the Columns) and the gardens in the palace….

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A Michelangelo Week: July 14-21

July 13, 2016

“A Michelangeleque Week” is starting tomorrow, July 14 through July 21, which coincides with the anniversary of his funeral in San Lorenzo on the 14th of July 1564. The Settimana Michelangiolesca is an annual, multidisciplinary cultural festival, now in its 3rd edition, that is centered around the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Painter, sculptor,…

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Summer Solstice in Florence

June 16, 2016

The summer equinox happens on the 20th of June at precisely 10:34 pm (in Florence) and officially signals the beginning of shorter days…though most of us prefer to look at it as the beginning of summer and all that it entails: evenings out under the stars, days lazing poolside or splashing at the beach and…

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Eating Your Way Around the World

May 28, 2016

Get ready, I am going to basically photo-bomb you with images of delicious burgers! Because this is the World Burger Tour we are talking about, so what else could I photograph? Drinks to go with them, of course! I’m a long time resident of Florence and American. So yes, I love a good burger. And…

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A Dream in Tuscany at Borgo Scopeto

April 8, 2016

As we made our way down to Siena and then out into the Chianti countryside covered with vineyards, I was thinking of how driving in Tuscany makes you seem as if you’ve stepped into a movie. We likely have, as the setting we drive through has been caught on screen many times before. If the…

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