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The Medici Dynasty Show Takes You Through Florentine History

Carolina Casini 18/11/2015

Florence belongs to humanity..  It all starts with Gian Gastone in 1737, the last Grand Duke of the Medici Dynasty and one that most people have never even heard of is wasting away in the grand Palazzo Pitti. Sure, Lorenzo, the art-lover is well known with his crooked nose a common portrait found in town and of course the illustrious Cosimo. But the end is sort of where this story actually begins. The history of Florence…

Rent Your Own Castle In Tuscany, Complete With Wine Cellar

Carolina Casini 11/11/2015

“Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte The region of Tuscany is full of surprises when it comes to accommodation options staying in a castle is entirely possible. One such option is the lovely 11th century Castello di Volognano, a medieval abode only twenty minutes from Florence in the lovely Valdarno hills with room with six-bedrooms, a beautiful pool and its very own wine cellar.…

Keep Warm In These Tuscan Thermal Springs

Carolina Casini 05/11/2015

For those who think that Tuscany is limited to sprawling landscapes and charming hill-top towns, think again. Besides an extensive coastline, there is much to experience in this vast region that we adore so much. One of which are the abundance of options for those who enjoy a thermal hot spring experience, which also happens to offer a range of benefits for the skin and body. Personally, we love organizing a day with our girlfriends…

6 Ideas For The Perfect Winter Wedding

Carolina Casini 29/10/2015

Getting married in off-season is increasingly becoming a conscious choice by discerning brides who can appreciate a different feel on their wedding day. Which in our opinion, is no less elegant and romantic than tying the knot in high summer. If anything it can be even more ethereal experience. Intermingling a creative use of light and floral — a winter wedding could be the talk of the season (in a good way). We came up…

New Eateries In Florence: South Bank

Carolina Casini 07/10/2015

Our series spotlighting the best of hot new contemporary eats in the city is back. Our first article covered the dynamic San Lorenzo neighborhood, this time we are focusing on the south bank or ‘other side of the river.’ The area stretching from San Niccolo to the oltrarno to San Frediano. Commonly known as the area where locals’ reside. The hustle and bustle here is typically less touristy and crowded as the zones surrounding piazza…

Celebrating Together In An Elegant Villa Near Florence

Carolina Casini 03/10/2015

With low-cost flights making a jaunt over to Florence a very realistic possibility, people are taking advantage of this more than ever. Planning fun weekend trips from all over Europe is becoming cheaper, and offers a variety in travel that before people could only dream about. Breakfast in London, dinner in Prague. In less than two hours from locations like Paris, Berlin or London — you can step foot onto Italian soil and be sipping…

How Do I Pack For Italy? Year-Round Tips

Carolina Casini 16/09/2015

Packing for Italy, do you love or do you hate it? We completely get it, our stress levels rise alarmingly quickly when traveling to a place where the weather is as temperamental as the bus drivers, but on the other, bus drivers in Italy also tend to be pretty handsome. Regardless of season, there are a few things that should always be in your suitcase on your next Italy trip. Tissues being one of them, public…

Weddings in Italy: Fall Trends

Carolina Casini 07/09/2015

Fall in Italy is a personal favorite for so many reasons, you can feel the palpable energy which returns to Italian cities. For those of us who love food and wine, it also is the time when harvest season is about to kick off, which means plenty of great food and festivals in many local towns. We also believe that couples getting married during this time tend to stress less about weather, since fair-enough, it can…

The Perfect Tuscan Villa For A Romantic Getaway

Carolina Casini 31/08/2015

We all lead busy lives which often means not enough time to focus on the things that really matter, mainly our relationships with family and friends. While someone’s idea of a holiday in Italy might mean hitting up every hot-spot mentioned in Rick Steves, aimed at checking it off a dream bucket-list. We suggest otherwise. The things is, you have the rest of your life to hurry to the next big thing, ideally, coming to Italy should…

Whispers of Monteriggioni, A Tuscany Gem

Carolina Casini 24/08/2015

Only 50 kilometers from Florence, and 15 from Siena, lies a tiny, walled 13th century Medieval town that seems to have been preserved in time, its prowess is even quoted in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Used as a defensive fortification in the Middle Ages between the always-fighting Siena and Florence, it is one of the best preserved towns from this era in all of Italy, with 570 meters of circular walls that beckon to the time…

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