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.

Fly like a bird over Florence

What a marvelous view the birds have when they fly over Florence! See what they see with this beautiful video shot with a drone flying over the most famous monuments of the city.

Spend the night at Villa Barberino in a medieval hamlet

Hotel Villa Barberino in the Valdarno area is positioned in what once was a medieval castle; the rooms are in various historic buildings located inside the walls.

A walk in Le Balze: the landscape behind Mona Lisa

A walk in one of the most unusual sceneries of Tuscany: Le Balze in the Valdarno area between Florence and Arezzo.

Climb the city Gate of San Niccolò for a 360° view

During the summer months, the ancient city gate of San Niccolò opens its doors to the public. Climb the 160 steps to the top for a 360° view of Florence.

Visit the places of Inferno by Dan Brown

Photos intoFlorence featured in Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ Special Illustrated Edition

Photos I took inside the Palazzo Vecchio are included in the international illustrated edition of Dan Brown's bestseller.

In the footsteps of Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’ : The church of Dante and Beatrice

The small church of Santa Margherita dei Cerchi, described vividly in Dan Brown's "Inferno, is located in a tiny side street in the heart of Florence.

The Vasari Corridor

The Vasari Corridor is a 1500 meters long covered gallery that connects Palazzo Vecchio, via the Uffizi with Palazzo Pitti.

In the footsteps of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” : Palazzo Vecchio

The secrets of Palazzo Vecchio unlocked with Dan Brown's bestseller "Inferno" in hand. Hidden doorways and mysteries in one of the most famous buildings of Florence.

In the footsteps of Dan Brown’s “Inferno” : Giardino di Boboli

With the book "Inferno" by Dan Brown in hand we discover the famous Boboli Gardens in Florence.

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