Tag archive for ‘Florence’
By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017

Railway Touring Company: Steaming into Tuscany

There are many ways to see Italy, but surely one of the most unique has to be by steam train. Mark Nicholls enjoys a nostalgic steam train tour across the Apennines from Rimini to Florence, then to Siena, Pisa – More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Top ten Italian cities for apartments

Incase you can’t decide on your ideal Italian city to settle in – we have made a list of the top cities for you to make the choice a bit clearer.  1. Rome – population 2,850,000 Italy’s brash, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Homes in: City Apartments

Italy has a bounty of jewel-like cities – small-sized, liveable and packed with beautiful buildings. They make excellent places to buy a home, offering easy holidaymaking and superb rental returns, says Fleur More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Florence’s famous gardens get will get a Gucci makeover

Gucci are going to fund a €2 million restoration of Florence’s popular Boboli gardens, the fashion house announced on Tuesday The Tuscan capital’s Uffizi art gallery will organise the restoration More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Duomo in Florence is inviting visitors to leave ‘digital graffiti’

Florence Cathedral invites visitors to leave ‘Digital Graffiti’ Vandals are being welcomed to the the Duomo, in one way or another. Everywhere you go, you’ll notice that some tourists just More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, February 27th, 2017

When in Florence, don’t miss out on these

There are so many fascinating sights in Florence, so many it could become overwhelming! Use this advice… Opera Di Santa Maria Del Fiore di Firenze A statue by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi’s death mask, More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Viewpoint: The River Arno

Looking upstream into a Florence sunrise almost the colour of the city’s beloved football club’s shirt, we are, in one very real sense, looking towards the source of the Renaissance itself… The River Arno More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Visit this winter wonderland in Florence

Located on the steps of the Basilica Santa Croce, the architectural jewel at the heart of the world famous Piazza Santa Croce, Florence’s annual Christmas market offers a shopping experience like no other. Just More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Fast Art: The Duke and the Duchess

They are double-sided portraits, painted by Piero della Francesca, who was the court painter at the court of Urbino The reverse side shows the duke and duchess in miniature These portraits of the Duke and Duchess More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

The Floods of Florence 1966

Renaissance city’s worst natural disaster killed many and ruined great art and books This is one woman’s letter, who saw it all happen… Recollections by Mary Edmondson on the 50th anniversary of More...