Piazza dei Cavalieri Pisa
Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights' Square), is an important landmark in Italy, being one of the squares of Pisa. A political centre in medieval times, the place holds significance due to the fact that it used to be the headquarters of the Order of the Knights. The Knights of St. Stephen built this society in... Read more
Palazzo Comunale Cortona
Cortona is a pleasant little town in the province of Arezzo in Tuscany, Italy. It is situated in the Val di Chiana or Chiana Valley and is known for its culture and artistic history throughout the region. The city sits on the top of a hill at an altitude of 600 meters and had been... 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
Chiesa di Santa Croce Florence
The Church of Holy Cross, or Chiesa di Santa Croce, is a beautiful and historic place to visit while in Florence. The church dates back to 1294 but did not receive consecration until 1443 by Eugene IV. Today, this is the main Franciscan church in Florence and is a minor basilica of the Roman... Read more
Palazzo Vecchio Florence
A visit to Florence isn’t complete without touring the Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria. This fortress-shaped building with a tower atop its roof is one of the most important buildings in Florence as at different periods it was the home of the Medici family and also the city’s town hall. Today its... Read more
Ponte Vecchio Florence
One of the most photographed images in Florence is a medieval stone bridge called the Ponte Vecchio that runs across the River Arno at its narrowest point. The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest of Florence’s six bridges (Ponte Vecchio literally means “Old Bridge”) and it is believed a bridge was built on this... Read more
Piazza Grande Arezzo
The beautiful town of Arezzo lies close to the Umbrian border in southeastern Tuscany. Arezzo is a perfect choice for visitors seeking to avoid the excessive crowds of Siena and San Gimignano, as it lies slightly off the tourist track yet is just an hour away from Florence by train. As well as being historically... Read more