Classic vintage vespa

The classic vintage vespa

The vintage Vespa is, without a doubt, one of the most recognised symbols of Italy. This simple, practical vehicle can be seen and heard in the main squares of towns and cities all over Italy, and is famous not only for its design, but also for being the first ever globally successful scooter. And it originated right here in Tuscany. Continue reading »

Pazzi conspiracy in Florence Assassins Creed

A scene of Pazzi conspiracy in Florence from Assassins Creed

The Renaissance in Florence was a time of artistic and cultural upheaval, with names such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo Da Vinci making their mark in history. But during this period, there were several other Florentines, namely the famous Pazzi family, who wanted to make changes in society, and definitely not with paintbrushes. The Pazzi Conspiracy became one of the biggest threats to the powerful Medici family’s influence over Florence, and cause the city of Florence many problems. Continue reading »

Ponte Vecchio Vasari Corridor Florence

The Vasari corridor on Ponte Vecchio by Robert Kent

There are a great many museums in Florence, but nothing quite compares to one very special Florence attraction: namely the magnificent Vasari Corridor. Fancy stepping into the shoes of the famous Medici family and seeing how they crossed into the centre of Florence, without having to face wind, rain, undesirable folk and of course, threats to their lives? Then take a tour of the Vasari Corridor! Continue reading »

Cinque Terre - Ligurian coast

Ligurian coast – Cinque Terre

The region of Tuscany is home to picturesque countryside, amazing views and incredible beaches. But one part that really stands out among the others, is the Ligurian coast. With its collection of compact settlements, including Portovenere and the famous Cinque Terre, the stunning views, natural stone houses and winding streets make this area of Tuscany a wonder to behold. So why not explore the Ligurian coast for yourself, with one of our Cinque Terre tours? Continue reading »

San Domenico church Siena

The San Domenico church in Siena. Photo by Ulrich Stark on Flickr

Undoubtedly one of the most famous saints of Siena, is Catherine of Siena. Born in 1347, this woman was to become an incredibly important figure in Italian history, and later would even be declared a patron saint of Italy. But although much of the information about Catherine is factual, there is also a very special legend… Continue reading »

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