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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.

The beauty of the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

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.

The history of the Giglio of Florence

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

Museum House Palazzo Davanzati takes you back in time

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.

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Vegetarian Tuscan Soups

Warm Vegetarian Tuscan soups for cold days

Delicious and easy to make recipes for traditional and contemporary Vegetarian Tuscan Soups that will keep you warm during the winter.

Monterosso

What to see and do in Monterosso in the Cinque Terre

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

Baccalunch: the first all-baccalà restaurant of Florence

Baccalunch is the first restaurant in Florence with baccalà (salted cod) as main ingredient of every dish.

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