The religious center of the Jewish community in Florence is a remarkably exotic looking building located in the city center.
Giglio of Florence: The story behind the lily that turned out not be a lily at all.
The beautiful marble facade of the Santa Maria Novella church is quite the eye-catcher and the richly decorated chapels inside are of breathtaking beauty.
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.
Things to see
Baccalunch is the first restaurant in Florence with baccalà (salted cod) as main ingredient of every dish.
Discover the secrets of how Florentine marbled paper is made. Did you know seaweed plays an important part in the century old process?
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.