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Tagged: Florence


Lucca and Viareggio

When cruise ships call in to Livorno, on Italy’s Tuscan coast, cruisers usually opt for the tours in to Florence, a most wonderful drawcard of a city. This is often combined with a detour...


Fabulous Firenze

Firenze, or Florence, is the capital of Tuscany and to my mind, the cultural capital of Italy. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, it was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and...


Sardinian Vacation

Clark Griswold has nothing on me – whatever could go wrong on this vacation, did. We chose to go to  Sardegna (Sardinia) after our week in Tuscany, as we had a week to spare...


Exploring Italy

Without doubt, my favourite places in Italy are Venice, Tuscany, the Cinque Terre, Rome and the Amalfi Coast. In the last 12 years we have spent a total of seven weeks exploring this fabulous...