The largest Cashmere goat farm in Europe is located in the Chianti region and is run by American Nora Kravis. Chianti Cashmere.
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.
Located between the well-known tourist attractions Piazzale Michelangelo and Giardino di Boboli you’ll find the lesser-known Villa Bardini with its romantic garden, a jewel that has not yet been discovered by mass tourism.
Florence has many beautiful historic palazzi and while wandering about the city I often wonder what daily life was like behind these stately facades. The answer to that question can be found in the museum house Palazzo Davanzati where the Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica is located.
Things to see
Monterosso al Mare is the northernmost village of the area along the Ligurian Riviera known as the Cinque Terre. I explored the village and its surroundings during a 4-day vacation.
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?