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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.

A journey through Medieval Florence

What is left of the Middle Ages in Florence? A story about towers, squares and alleys, family feuds and bloody vendettas.

5 Tips for surviving the Uffizi Museum

Planning your visit to the word-famous Uffizi Museum can be quite a challenge. Discover how to avoid unpleasant surprises and make your visit an unforgettable one.

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.

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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?

Painting Classes and La Dolce Vita in the Tuscan countryside

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.

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