Florence & Tuscany

San Biagio: Renaissance Jewel in Montepulciano, Tuscany

The church of San Biagio in Montepulciano, Tuscany, is considered one of prime examples of Renaissance architecture.

6 months ago

The Iconic Landscape of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the hills, valleys, and trees of the Val d’Orcia “exemplify the…

9 months ago

Extra Palio in Siena Will Commemorate 100th Anniversary of the End of WWI

An Extra Palio - Palio Straordinario - will be run in Siena on 20 October 2018.

10 months ago

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Libero’ at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Ai Weiwei is one of the best and most provocative artists working in the world today. Now Italians and visitors…

3 years ago

The Best Ever In-Depth Video of Siena’s Palio

Inspiration always seems to find me when I'm not looking and that is exactly what happened as I settled in…

7 years ago

My September 11th in Florence

At San Miniato al Monte above Florence with my USA Today on September 12, 2001 Every year, as we approach…

9 years ago

Five Favorites: Art in Tuscany

To many a traveler, Tuscany and art are synonymous. From the architecture to the numerous galleries to those gorgeous, green,…

9 years ago

Siena 101

On the other side of the Chianti countryside, some 35 miles south of Florence, you will find Siena, a Tuscan…

9 years ago

Six Places to Celebrate Carnival in Italy

It's Carnival time again in Italy, when Italians prepare to say "goodbye meat!" (Carnevale) by throwing lavish parties and parades…

9 years ago

Three Best Travel Secrets

Coming up with three of my best travel secrets for Italy is no easy task. Alas, I've been tagged by…

10 years ago

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