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Discover the romantic garden of Villa Bardini

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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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.

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.

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?

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