Piazzale Michelangelo Florence
Perhaps the most famous view of Florence is that from Piazzale Michelangelo in the Oltrarno district. The sweeping panorama from this terrace has been photographed by tourists continuously throughout the years and shows no sign of losing its popularity. On a clear afternoon from Piazzale Michelangelo the view of the city’s landmarks:... 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
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
Torre di Pisa
The Torre di Pisa, also known as the Torre Pendente di Pisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is actually the free-standing bell tower belonging to the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta (the cathedral) with which the tower shares the Campo dei Miracoli along with the Baptistery and the Camposanta (ancient cemetery). The characteristic lean... Read more
Piazza del Campo Siena
The Piazza del Campo in Siena is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in all of Italy due to its architecture, bell tower and overall shell-shaped form. As well as its global fame for its aesthetic beauty the Piazza del Campo is also significant as the site of a twice annual... Read more
Maremma Tuscany
Located in the beautiful hills in southern Tuscany is the area of Maremma. The gorgeous area is popular with visitors because it is able to offer a true look into the Tuscan culture, and natural beauty that one cannot find elsewhere. Many visitors come to the region to visit and experience some of the... 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
Chianti Tuscany
To most people, the name Chianti is associated with a variety of popular Italian wine but it is also the name of the central Tuscany region from which the wine comes. Olive groves, vineyards, rolling hills and ancient hill-top towns are the signature landmarks of this charming area which lies between Florence and Siena. The... 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