‘Florence’

Travel Guide to Florence tour Tuscany



At the table in Florence and Prato

La Toscana: English, Florence, Tuscan cooking, Wine and food tours

When in Milan, us Tuscans like to boast about our cuisine. Our gastronomy gives us the voice to say that in Tuscany, if there is no kitchen : it is cooked, not created. That is to say that when they had no kitchen and didn’t know how to cook, originally, they used the most basic [...]


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The New Districts of Florence

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan itineraries

Florence’s New Districts were, it seems, designed by an architect called Arnolfo di Cambio who was also involved with the construction of magnificent Florentine buildings such as the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Of course, this new project did not just involve the building of single buildings, but of entire towns which would be located in [...]


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Vinci: The Town of Leonardo

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan itineraries

Vinci is a small hilltop village, located 40 km away from Florence, which combines the typical mysterious charm of Tuscan villages with the fascinating culture of Leonardo. The village of Vinci is situated upon the slopes of Mount Albano, along the border between the provinces of Florence and Pistoia. Vinci was founded around the year [...]

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Francesco I: a doomed King

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan characters

Francesco I (1541-1587) is one of the most well-known members of the famous Medici family. Yet, this man, who became the grand duke of Tuscany in 1574, was never very popular with his subjects, the citizens of Florence. In fact, it seems that they actually celebrated the news of his death. However, such a respect [...]


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Filippo Lippi

La Toscana: Arts, Florence, Tuscan characters

A painter. A brilliant artist. A story of Filippo Lippi (1406 – 1469). It’s too much to be one of the first to understand the revolutionary capacity of Masaccio, who died young and single at just 27 years old. The little survivors make faith in the convent of Carmine in Florence, and the so-called Madonna [...]

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Isabella de’ Medici

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan characters

  For many years, the presence of the beautiful Isabella has been almost non-existent. Moreover, many say that her ghost, no longer appears in the vast hallways of the Medici mansion, which now belongs to Cerreto Guidi in the province of Florence. The last time she appeared was quite possibly many years ago in 1953, [...]


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Antonio Meucci

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan characters

Antonio Meucci was born in Florence, in 1808, to a working class family. A situation which, obviously, did not give him much of an opportunity to advance very much in his studies. Consequently, he was forced to go and work many jobs, demonstrating a particular preference for the car and electricity industries. Like many young [...]


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Jerusulem – in Tuscany!

La Toscana: Churches and monasteries, Florence

Situated in the territory of Montaione in the province of Florence, you’ll find the smooth land of Valdarno, where they welcome the fascinating people of Certaldo, San Gimignano and Volterra and people from San Vivaldo, where there is a valuable sacred mountain, but one of the lesser known in the North of Italy. Together they [...]


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Verdiana – Forgotten Saint of Castelfiorentino

La Toscana: Churches and monasteries, Florence

In a sanctuary in Castelfiorentino which resembles an elegant jewelbox, rest the mortal remains of Verdiana, the humble daughter of this marvellous land (even if her hagiography sites noble origins). The building is very old though today, appears to be the result of some successful restoration from the 700′s, with a beautiful porticoed entrance and [...]


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Passignano

La Toscana: Churches and monasteries, Florence

Those who, after having completed the long ascent from Greve and from the Medieval village of Montefioralle, stop for a moment to catch their breath and admire the breathtaking view of the Valdesa, will see, in the distance of this spectacular view of endless green hills covered in lush vegetation, a rather extraordinary sight. The [...]


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Vallombrosa, the monastery and the forest: God’s greenery

La Toscana: Churches and monasteries, Florence

For those of you who have already visited this area, you’ll know very well that every corner of central Italy is filled with holy stories. Religious leaders have lived here for centuries, including San Benedetto, San Romualdo, and San Francesco. The steep mountains are home to hermits who live their lives of loneliness, in a [...]


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Officina in S.Maria Novella

La Toscana: Florence, Tuscan itineraries

One of the most absolutely suggestive places of Florence is the perfume-pharmaceutical shop of Santa Maria Novella. Found at Via della Scala 16, very close to the beautiful Santa Maria Novella piazza, the shop is among the oldest pharmacies in the world. Its origin is truly old, tied to the Dominican friars that in 1221 [...]

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