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600 years of the world's most beautiful dome

This year, Italy’s greatest Renaissance city is celebrating the 600th anniversary of its most famous architectural competition – for the design of the dome of Florence’s cathedral. Today, the cathedral is the defining eye-catcher of the city. With its great, eight-ribbed dome and the neighbouring …

Pietrasanta, Italy Travel Guide

Pietrasanta is a historic medieval town in northern Tuscany. It's sometimes called the <i>City of the Artists</i> or <i>Small Athens</i> for its marble studios and …

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12 signs you've cracked the Italian language

<i>Photo: Pedro Ribeiro Simões/Flickr/The Local</i><p>They say a picture paints a thousand words, but a combination of a drawn out ‘<i>boh</i>' (a way of expressing …

Una greenway per Firenze: in arrivo il progetto per una via nel verde di 15 chilometri

<b>Anche Firenze potrebbe avere la sua Greenway,</b> proprio come New York e Parigi. Una struttura già esistente, sebbene non attrezzata come tale: è lunga …

Michelangelo’s tomb restored in Santa Croce

share<p>The international fundraising campaign by the <b>Opera of Santa Croce In the Name of Michelangelo</b> has completed the first stage of restoration of</b> …

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Volterra (Tuscany) – Italian authenticity and Etruscan heritage

Volterra is a <b>beautiful hilltop town in Tuscany</b> (Italy) that remains a bit off the main tourist trail, which actually is kind of good. Tourists aren’t …

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The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Florence

Today Eater heads to Florence, Italy, to focus on 10 of the city’s buzziest new restaurants and bars. Food-tour curator, food writer, and sommelier Coral Siskdivulges the latest trends in the Florentine food scene.<p>“Florence lags behind most European capitals in terms of a progressive dining scene, …

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50 incredibly beautiful small towns in Italy

Small Italian towns and villages get under your skin.<p>From north to south, bustling market towns and picturesque villages are capable of capturing …

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Stunning hot springs to soak in on your Tuscany trip

I recently watched my favorite movie <i>Casablanca</i> for the thousandth time, and there’s a line in it where Captain Renault asks Humphrey Bogart’s …

A Florentine Staycation: Exploring Florence’s Oltrarno Neighbourhood

Following a hectic season of researching and planning trips, my Florentine husband and I decided to embark on some rejuvenating self-care by …

Bike sharing, Mobike vola con 120mila utenti: “Presto le nuove bici”

“<b>Una ditta va</b>, una ditta viene”. Così ha risposto oggi il sindaco Dario Nardella, a margine di un incontro stampa, in merito al recente addio di …

Al cinema "Caravaggio – L’Anima e il Sangue"

Il 19, 20, 21 febbraio alle 18:00 e alle 20:00 il docufilm che propone un viaggio nella vita, le opere e i tormenti dell'artista, con la voce di …

Best Wineries to Visit in Tuscany

Few wine regions have the instant name recognition of Tuscany’s Chianti, first legally defined in 1716 (but recognized as a wine region as early as …

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Lucca Day Trips

The walled city of Lucca makes a good base for visiting sights in northern Tuscany by train or car. Here are top recommended places for day trips …

The Best Under-the-Radar Spots to Eat in Florence

The Best Under-the-Radar Restaurants in Florence<p>My favourite hidden gems in Firenze.<p>February 18, 2018<p>Florence is chock full of amazing food. Pizza, …

Italy For Less—Money Saving Tips for Cheap Travel

We get asked a lot: “How do you afford a trip to Italy every year?” A lot of it has to do with frugality (I’m quite the cheapskate), but we also …

Air Italy: Sardinia's Meridiana aims to become Italy's new national airline

Meridiana, an airline based in Sardinia, launched its bid on Monday to become Italy's leading carrier with a new name: Air Italy.

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The Florence Most Travelers Never See

The Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi are just the beginning. Two local tastemakers dish on what you really need to see and do in the beautiful Tuscan capital.<p>A trip to Florence wouldn’t be complete without paying homage to its holy trinity of attractions: the Florence Cathedral, …

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Top 10 movies filmed in Florence

<b>1. La Meglio Gioventu’ – The Best of Youth (Mario Tullio Giordana, 2003)</b><p>A <b>unique and marvelous 6-hour-long epic</b> filmed in various regions of Italy, …

12 Under-the-Radar Tuscan Hotels

A wellness retreat, a 500-year-old lemon farm, a 5,500-acre Ferragamo estate... There's something for everyone among these 12 Tuscan countryside hotels of our dreams.<p>Borgo San Felice, <i>Siena</i><p>The original church and schoolhouse remain on the grounds of this 8th-century hamlet turned …

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A hidden gem in the Oltrarno - The Brancacci Chapel

Situated deep in the Oltrarno area of Florence is the beautiful Brancacci Chapel fresco cycle; a real hidden gem on the “other” side of the river. …

6 towns in Tuscany where you can find the authentic Italy

Italy is one of the top travel destinations in the world. When travellers head straight for Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa they leave the authentic …

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2018 Exhibitions in Florence and Tuscany

Much to the chagrin of my bosses, my personal tradition is to start the year planning my next holidays. It’s not just that I have my eye on making …

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17 Beautiful Places To See In Italy

There’s no beating around the bush, there are so many beautiful places to see in Italy. It’s one of my favourite countries to just hop in a car, …

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December & Christmas Holidays in Florence: What to See and Do

The Christmas atmosphere in Florence, as in many Italian cities, starts in <b>early December</b>. During the first days of the month, in fact, storekeepers …

December Events in Florence and Province: Events in Florence in December to Plan For

Christmas and the Holidays Light up Florence<p>Music, food and holiday cheer<p>If you’ve fallen in love with the beautiful Cradle of Renaissance, but …

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Where to Go In Crete Senesi: best places to visit

Where to Go in Crete Senesi, One of Tuscany’s Dreamiest Landscapes<p><b>November 24, 2017</b><p>The land of <b>Crete Senesi</b> (literally this means, “gray clay” named …

Best eats in the San Niccolò area of Florence

FOOD + WINE<p>Best eats in the San Niccolò area<p>Where to dine in this cool corner of Florence<p>Helen Farrell<p>September 11, 2017 - 17:59<p>share<p>Feeling peckish …

You Can Visit Rome, Florence, and Venice by High-Speed Train for Just $104

Ticking off multiple Italian cities just got even easier.<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Traveling by train is not only one of the best ways to get a picturesque view of a country, but it can sometimes be even faster than flying. Now, thanks to a new deal between Italo Treno, Italy's …

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The World’s Best Sandwiches Come From Florence

Florence holds a secret. In the heart of Tuscany, amidst the narrow, cobbled streets busy with pedestrians, cyclists, and roaming gypsy bands, are …

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