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Villa Medicea di Castello I – the It’s Florence! Medici villas series

By |2018-07-11T10:01:13+00:00May 31st, 2018|Around Florence|

Let’s discover together another huge piece of the Medici’s heritage in the wider Florence area: the villas. We start from a very important one, the “Villa Medicea di Castello”. […]

Fiesole: a Florentine jewel definitely “older than the Renaissance”

By |2017-10-24T10:28:36+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Around Florence|

Fiesole is older than the Renaissance and older than Florence too: not far from Florence city center and very easy to reach, Fiesole is the perfect destination for a one - day visit while you are staying in the cradle of the Renaissance… Fiesole in the beginning The Etruscan settlement that will become Fiesole dates [...]

The Cinquecento… ‘around’ Florence

By |2017-09-25T17:59:29+00:00September 25th, 2017|Around Florence|

While the The Cinquecento in Florence exhibition is now open (quick reminder: until January 21st 2018), the curators have designed an itinerary in and around Florence to enjoy and understand even better the spirit and the masterpieces of the exhibition itself. […]

Piazzale Michelangelo: perfect spot to spot Florence

By |2017-09-25T17:59:29+00:00July 9th, 2017|Around Florence|

Piazzale Michelangelo: the view of Florence par excellence Piazzale Michelangelo is the unmissable place to have the best view of Florence as a whole. The city will be in front of you from a unique perspective, giving you the chance of understanding how much the Renaissance heritage of the city is still vivid and – [...]

Summer Solstice in San Miniato: medieval clockwork

By |2017-09-25T17:59:30+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Around Florence|

Summer Solstice in San Miniato: perfectly in time! We all know that, back in the Middle Ages, they did not have clocks or scientific instruments to measure time. So they would probably look up at the sky and the movements of the stars and the sun to track the time going [...]

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