Medici

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00
The Medici loved to spend their leisure time in the Mugello, a verdant valley surrounded by the Apennine mountains less than an hour north of Florence. The…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 02/14/2018 - 03:00
More than just a ‘bathroom’, Cosimo de’ Medici’s so-called Comodo, located inside Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, has been restored, as part of the ‘Florence I…
Life + Style
by Carla Passino | Mon, 03/21/2016 - 04:34
Spring gives me a thirst for greenery. When the scorching sun bounces off the buildings and roads get warm enough that high-heeled shoes sink into the pavement…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 02/10/2016 - 00:00
Ancient truffles, huge pumpkins and watermelons, strange cauliflower, big apricots, giant citron lemons, fava beans, sheaves of wheat, grape bunches, pears,…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 12/21/2014 - 03:00
Twenty tapestries, representing one of the greatest works of tapestry made ​​in Italy during the Renaissance, are to be reunited in an itinerant exhibition…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 10/05/2014 - 03:00
Set in the enchanting Tuscan countryside, the Medici villas, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, are worth a stop on your tour around the region. …
Culture
by Katia Amore | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:15
This year 'La festa dei Gelsomini' (The Jasmine Festival) -  on the  27th and 28th of September in Giarre, Sicily - had a special guest, a jasmine infused…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:00
In the image: Bacchus, from the Meissen Manufacture. The Porcelain Museum located at the top of the Boboli Gardens has re-opened to the public. Located inside…
Culture
by Carol King | Wed, 02/26/2014 - 02:00
Image above: The Adoration of the Magi, by Sandro Botticelli, portrays several members of the Medici family (housed in the Uffizi of Florence). In our series…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:00
The lemon grove (limonaia) at the Boboli Gardens in Florence will be open to visitors starting today, for ten mornings until April. Visitors will have the…