Bargello Museum Florence
Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum) is a famous art museum in Florence, Italy. Previously it used to serve as a barrack and prison, but now it is just a museum containing some of the most impressive artifacts, which have extreme historical significance. It is also referred to as the Bargello palace or Palazzo... Read more
Pistoia Tuscany
Situated between Florence and Pisa is the Tuscan province of Pistoia which although rather less visited then many other Tuscan regions has many attractions for tourists. Pistoia is divided into three main regions which are separated by geographical criteria – these are the Ombrone plain where the province's capital of the same name is... Read more
Giardino di Boboli Florence
Giardino di Boboli or the Boboli Garden is located behind the Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace) in Florence, within the region of Tuscany, Italy. When Eleanor of Toledo, wife of The Duke of Florence, bought the Pitti Palace from the Pitti family, she envisioned this garden behind the palace. Her husband, Cosimo I di Medici,... Read more
Palazzo Pitti Florence
Palazzo Pitti was purchased in 1550 by Eleonora, wife of Cosimo I de’Medici, but it wasn’t the official home of the Medici family until many decades later. The original Palazzo Pitti looked nothing like the stately palace visitors see today as Eleonora and Cosimo considered themselves interior designers and undertook some major renovations.... Read more
Piazza Signoria Florence
The large L-shaped Piazza della Signoria is one of the most popular squares in central Florence both for visiting tourists and as a place for local Florentines to meet and gather. The piazza is full of important and beautiful statuary as well as being surrounded by a host of buildings of enormous cultural significance.... Read more
Galleria degli Uffizi Florence
Situated in central Florence, the Galleria degli Uffizi is widely considered to be one of the most culturally and historically significant art museums in the world receiving 1.5 million visitors every year. A total of 45 rooms display an art collection consisting primarily of paintings dating from the 13th century but there are also many... Read more
Cathedral of Grosseto
The town of Grosseto is situated in the Maremma region of southern Tuscany. It is the Maremma’s capital with a population of around 80,000 people and lies on a plain next to the Ombrone river. For many years the Maremma used to be one of the poorest and unhealthiest parts of Italy as it... Read more