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.
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.
You don't need to be a professional cyclist to tame the Tuscan hills. It's almost effortless with an e-bike. I spent an afternoon riding around near Montespertoli on an electric bike from Toscana by Bike.
What is left of the Middle Ages in Florence? A story about towers, squares and alleys, family feuds and bloody vendettas.
Things to see
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?
Dutch artist Marina des Tombe has made her home in the beautiful Chianti region where she offers painting courses from her house in the Tuscan countryside.