Italia! Guide: Tuscany & Florence 2023

Our 2023 edition of the Italia! Tuscany Guide is here, bringing you the very best travel inspiration, advice and itineraries to make the most of your next trip to this much-loved region of Italy. Steeped in culture, Tuscany offers the independent traveller a wealth of destinations: with tranquil corners away from the tourist trail, as well […]

The A-Z of Florence

The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many interesting secrets… Florence has so much history and culture to offer. Here’s our A-Z of all things Florence. ARNO The river that flows through central Florence begins at Monte Falterona in the Apennines and flows 241km from there to the Ligurian Sea. BOTTICELLI The prolific […]

48 hours in Florence

Staying in the heart of Renaissance Florence, by its oldest bridge, it’s easy to immerse yourself in the city’s magnificent heritage, says Amanda Robinson  Photos by Amanda Robinson and Lungarno Collection   Once the only Florentine bridge across the River Arno, built at the river’s narrowest point, the Ponte Vecchio is made of stern stuff […]

Italia! Guide, Tuscany & Florence on sale now!

The latest edition of the Italia! Tuscany Guide from the publishers of Italia! magazine is crammed with 132 pages of expert travel inspiration, advice and itineraries to help make the most of your next trip to this much-loved region of Italy. For the independent and curious traveller, Tuscany offers a wealth of destinations from magnificent […]

The Brownings: poets abroad in Florence

Joe Gartman pays a visit to the home of the Brownings and reminds us of their path to love and fame…  The courtship of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning may be the most thoroughly documented in history, because it was conducted almost entirely by letter. And Robert was certainly a very impetuous wooer; in his very […]

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, a Magdalen by Donatello and the Baptistery’s original bronze-gilded panels are just some of the treasures in this dramatic new museum that displays everything that didn’t […]