Terrazza Mascagni Livorno
Being Tuscany’s major port and second largest city, Livorno is a major spot for tourists and locals who wish to spend their vacations near the seaside. With plenty of seafood, historic sites and easy accessibility from other cities like Florence or Pisa; a day-trip or even a stay at this busy port city becomes... Read more
San Lorenzo Church Florence
San Lorenzo church, also known as Basilica di San Lorenzo (Basilica of St. Lawence) is located at the centre of Florence city’s main square. It is one of the largest and oldest churches in all of Italy, and holds extreme significance due to the fact that most of the high ranking members of the... 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
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
Volterra Tuscany
Volterra is a great town in Tuscany that was once an important Etruscan center, and it has a long and amazing history. For many years, it was under the control of Florence, and then, when the Florentine Republic fell in 1530, the town fell under the control of the Medici Family, and later the... Read more