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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.

Medici: Masters of Florence

10 historical mistakes in the TV Show Medici: Masters of Florence

The popular TV series Medici: Masters of Florence, now showing on Netflix tells the story of the rise to power of the wealthy de’ Medici family in Florence. But to what extent is the story based on the truth? Was Giovanni really murdered? Did Lorenzo never marry and did Cosimo father an illegitimate child with a slave? intoFlorence has all the answers.

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.

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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.

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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