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A walk in ‘Fields of Gold’ on Sting’s Tuscan estate ‘Il Palagio’

In 1997 Sting and Trudie bought the estate Il Palagio located about 45 minutes southeast of Florence close to the …

The history of the Giglio of Florence

Giglio of Florence: The story behind the lily that turned out not be a lily at all.

Torre della Zecca: The final defence tower of Florence

Torre della Zecca was the final defence tower of Florence on the east side of the city, where it closed the circle of city walls towards the Arno.

A journey through Medieval Florence

What is left of the Middle Ages in Florence? A story about towers, squares and alleys, family feuds and bloody vendettas.

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Florentine Marbled Paper

How Florentine Marbled Paper is made

Discover the secrets of how Florentine marbled paper is made. Did you know seaweed plays an important part in the century old process?

Painting Classes and La Dolce Vita in the Tuscan countryside

Dutch artist Marina des Tombe has made her home in the beautiful Chianti region where she offers painting courses from her house in the Tuscan countryside.

Florentine Experience Shopping

Discover traditional crafts and new trends with a Shopping Walk of Florentine Experience Shopping

There are numerous workshops and little shops in Florence waiting to be discovered where the old artisan crafts are still practiced in a traditional way and where young designers set the trend. Florentine Experience Shopping will take you there.

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