For art lovers and not only ...
Florence, where every street and every building has a story to tell. But Florence is not just
Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Uffizi and Academy of Fine Arts. It is a city of immense artistic and cultural surprises. Some ideas:
- Walk along the rooms of Palazzo Pitti
which houses the Palatine Gallery, the Costume Gallery, the Silver Museum and then relax in the beautiful
- Take a look at the modern and contemporary art exhibitions at Palazzo Strozzi. - Do not miss the Laurentian Library
and the Medici Chapels
which are part of the
San Lorenzo's Basilica, then treat yourself to a tasty break at the San Lorenzo Central Market. Not just a simple marketplace where to buy gastronomic delicacies but also a place to eat and attend events with friends. Siena, the city of the Palio and the Contrade. If you want to experience the true atmosphere of Siena on July 2nd and August 16th they run the historical horse race in Piazza del Campo. Do not miss the wonderful Cathedral, the historiated floor (open only from late August to late October) is a masterpiece that was realized during a period of almost 500 years.
and Volterra, two towns where you can still breathe an ancient air full of magic, with breathtaking views over the Tuscan hills. One with its towers, symbol of the struggle between Guelfi and Ghibellini, the other of Etruscan origin and famous around the world for its fine alabaster.
San Galgano Abbey, surrounded by fields of wheat and sunflowers, this evocative and fascinating place houses in its hermitage the sword in the rock of San Galgano, which dates back to 1180. In addition to being a wonderful location in summer for concerts and events it has been used as the setting for some scenes of the movie "The English patient."