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Vicchio

Vicchio In Vicchio, not by chance

The scenery of the art history books

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Castelfiorentino

Castelfiorentino From New York to Castelfiorentino: rediscovering one's roots

An art-filled, emotionally meaningful trip in the heart of Tuscany

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Pistoia

Pistoia Harmonies of art and nature

The old colours of the walled town and, in the background, the grand mountains of the Apennines ~ by Antonio Paolucci

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Montemurlo

Montemurlo A visit to a current-day town with a character from the past

A stroll with Davidde Tanini through villas, a church and a castle ~ by Francesca Bargiotti and Samanta Giardino

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano Studded with towers in a sea of hills

A UNESCO-listed Old Town crossed by the Via Francigena. Stone towers that remind an ancient and yet also boldly contemporary history

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Capolona

Capolona Where the Arno "turns up its nose"

The close relationship between the river and (even the) living – in the words of Simona Baldanzi

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Casole d'Elsa

Casole d'Elsa Artists of the past

From sacred images to peasant scenes, an artistic trip to discover paintings found nowhere else in the world

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Rapolano Terme

Rapolano Terme In the heart of the land between waters and stones

In the middle of the beautiful Crete Senesi, halfway between Chianti and Val di Chiana. Land that is unparalleled, rough and strong like the elements

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Empoli

Empoli Stories of love, musicians, painters and glassmakers

"O, study with dedication and be men or take flight in Empoli for Corpus Domini"

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Pontassieve

Pontassieve Traces of nobility between the Arno and Sieve

The out of town destination for Florentine families following in the footsteps of Dante and Beatrice, the Medici and the Pazzi

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Capraia e Limite

Capraia e Limite A nautical home, forever embraced by its river

Arno, boat building and scenery: from Etruscan and Roman times to now

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Vaiano

Vaiano Water, wind and fuller’s earth

Artisan and proto-industry activity in Vaiano and in the Val di Bisenzio

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Cortona

Cortona Everlasting beauty

Etruscans, the Laudario codex, Saint Francis, art: from its tiniest assets to its infinitely grand ones, this city gives off light and enchantment

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Radicondoli

Radicondoli In the “buen ritiro” where time stands still

Medieval streets and theatre legends: beauty blends with a taste for life

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Poggio a Caiano

Poggio a Caiano The outdoor Renaissance

The Medici Villa in Poggio a Caiano and the humanistic dreams of Lorenzo the Magnificent ~ by Lorenzo Chiodi

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Lastra a Signa

Lastra a Signa A voice more beautiful than silence

Marvels in Bellosguardo ⁓ by Cesare Baccetti

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Chiusi della Verna

Chiusi della Verna In the collective memory

The streets of silence lead us toward discoveries that echo in the deepest parts of our souls

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Anghiari

Anghiari And the streets of the Renaissance

Anghiari’s streets make up a labyrinth that takes you through history: like lines that give shape to the Renaissance

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Quarrata

Quarrata Couches, filet lace and the magic pitcher

Memories and ancient trades: the history and character of a remote and diverse territory ~ by Antonietta Catapano

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Prato

Prato Connected by a “Cintola”

Bernardo Daddi’s “Assumption” and the identity of a city

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Sovicille

Sovicille Ponte della Pia (Pia’s Bridge)

Suspended between past and future

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Montevarchi

Montevarchi A mixed blessing

When being "the other one" makes you one-of-a-kind

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Terranuova Bracciolini

Terranuova Bracciolini Terra Nuova: the places of Leonardo and a slow life

An area that fascinated Da Vinci and which continues to win people over with its food, wine, culture and nature

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Rufina

Rufina The villa of wine: tradition, myth and legend

Discovering Villa Poggio Reale

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Londa

Londa Sweet as a peach

Can a forgotten fruit change the history of a town?

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Castiglion Fiorentino

Castiglion Fiorentino With the smile of a Saint

When we were alive / we roamed the olive trees / now that we’re dead / we walk these orchards

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Firenze

Firenze The first

Agata Smeralda and the people who took her in when still in swaddling blankets - by Federico di Vita

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Lucignano

Lucignano A place with an aura all its own

A soulful journey through time, spanning art, legend and faith

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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti A grandmother, a granddaughter and the joys of a simple life

Following the sparrows; weddings in Montefioralle; a river of robust Chianti and bundles of field flowers – by Costanza Baldini

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Vaglia

Vaglia Alchemy and magic in Medici times

Myths and Symbols in the Parco di Pratolino, on a journey with Francesco I de' Medici

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Poppi

Poppi POPPI 1904

...and two eccentric ‘expats’

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San Giovanni Valdarno

San Giovanni Valdarno The midfielder's secret

Returning to San Giovanni Valdarno and reminders of Masolino, Andreotti and Ciccio Baiano ~ by Gabriele Merlini

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Caprese Michelangelo

Caprese Michelangelo More than Michelangelo

A grandmother, a granddaughter, a sunset and the rustling of history in an old chimney

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Montespertoli

Montespertoli Soft hills shaped by expert hands

Land of wine and castles, art and music, oil and wheat, tradition and innovation

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Ortignano Raggiolo

Ortignano Raggiolo Of fairy tales and myths

Between streams, stone cottages and the scent of chestnuts ~ by Giovanni Guidelli

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Poggibonsi

Poggibonsi A journey into the times of Charlemagne

Experience the Middle Ages in Valdelsa, among fortresses, villages and magic fountains

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Sesto Fiorentino

Sesto Fiorentino A small world nearby

A Florentine reflects on his origins ~ by Simone Lisi

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Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni Ava and her maidens

Today people in Montemaggio continue to pass down legends of the seven maidens of Countess Ava Zenovi dei Lombardi - by Roberta Burroni

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Bagno a Ripoli

Bagno a Ripoli The legend of the Fata Morgana

A German wayfarer comes across Giambologna’s evocative Nymphaeum during his Grand Tour, where he happens upon a curious situation

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Reggello

Reggello A land that’s always beginning and never ending

From the val dell’Arno up, reaching the Vallombrosa mountain, through prehistoric and olive-covered hills

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Gaiole in Chianti

Gaiole in Chianti In the best of places

Chianti and L’Eroica in the “most livable place in the world”

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Civitella in Val di Chiana

Civitella in Val di Chiana Deliverance from a difficult history through art

The story of a castle stone, stronger than war and centuries

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Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti From Etruscans to the Black Rooster in a “neighbouring paradise"

Centuries-old land in harmony between civilisation and nature

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Barberino Tavarnelle

Barberino Tavarnelle History is made on the roads

The fate of communities was decided in the shadows of Vallombrosa Monastery, at the crossroads of major trading roads between Siena and Florence

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Pieve Santo Stefano

Pieve Santo Stefano A town erased in search of its memory

The rebirth of a town destroyed by German mines in 1944, which rises like the phoenix from the rubble of war

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Signa

Signa The gold of Signa

A land shaped by water where the past speaks of miracles, castles under siege and straw woven into hats ~ by Barbara Raugei

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Certaldo

Certaldo “Taking pleasure” where time stands still

With Boccaccio to discover the magical old town, sweet onion, good living, culture and theatre

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Pratovecchio Stia

Pratovecchio Stia As steadfast as a Casentino curl

The centuries-old history of a land long dedicated to woolwork

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Scandicci

Scandicci A promise kept

Traveling on the tram of memories ~ by Simona Bellocci

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Sambuca Pistoiese

Sambuca Pistoiese “I dream of the steady, unrelenting sound of the Limentra”

A land of borders, of woods, forests and rivers, of stones and trails that tell an ancient story revealed only by walking

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Monterchi

Monterchi The home of Madonna del Parto, inspiring to the world over

This is where Piero della Francesca’s masterpiece is conserved, the Renaissance fresco celebrating maternity

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Barberino di Mugello

Barberino di Mugello Barberino, the beautiful Mugello gateway

Walking on the shores of Lake Bilancino and the surprising trails into the Mugello

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Loro Ciuffenna

Loro Ciuffenna A river and a doe in the thick of the woods

An encounter with Artume, in search of etymology

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Laterina e Pergine Valdarno

Laterina e Pergine Valdarno A thousand-old village

Culture and tradition amid farming and industrial memories

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Pelago

Pelago More wine for all of us up here

A local loon, an odd correspondence and a few reflections on a magnificent but declining land ~ by Daniele Pasquini

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Castelfranco Piandiscò

Castelfranco Piandiscò Rhymes by an anonymous traveler

A magical land in the verses of an unknown poet

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Scarperia e San Piero

Scarperia e San Piero Medicean country in the Apennines

On a day like any other, June 28, 1569

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Fiesole

Fiesole Between stones and the sky

High on the hill, a place "that still keeps with the stones and rocks"

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Firenzuola

Firenzuola The land in between

Known as Terra di Mezzo (the land in between), Firenzuola has been a stopover for travellers transiting between Florence and Bologna for centuries.

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Vinci

Vinci The origin of genius

The land where the present already has a future. Forever.

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Carmignano

Carmignano A harmony of colours in the heart of Tuscany

A territory rich with stories to recount

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Borgo San Lorenzo

Borgo San Lorenzo Once upon a time and once again

Discovering an Art Nouveau village suspended between the Sieve and the Apennines

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Figline e Incisa Valdarno

Figline e Incisa Valdarno A villa with a ghost – or two

Veronica Cybo’s story, revisited by the writer Andrea Campucci

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Chitignano

Chitignano Cigars and guns in the Casentino: a Tuscan take on the Far West

Few know that Tuscany is home to a town of smugglers to make El Paso shake in its boots

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Montelupo Fiorentino

Montelupo Fiorentino Roads between heaven and rivers

A town in front and in between ~ by Andrea Bellucci

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Siena

Siena Scenes of a possible Utopia

The “Good Government” frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. A simbiotic link between city and countryside, an ethnic and aesthetic model of civilization

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Impruneta

Impruneta The fire of Impruneta

From raw earth to the World’s Dome, without forgetting to dress it well ~ by Marco Vichi

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Castel Focognano

Castel Focognano A Parish church and a "timeless" prosciutto

A tale of a normal trip with an extraordinary stop ~ by Anna Maria Vignali

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Calenzano

Calenzano Roots and wings

Between castles and parish churches, medieval times and the future - by Emiliano Gucci

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San Casciano in Val di Pesa

San Casciano in Val di Pesa The prince’s home

Literature, nature and idleness with Machiavelli

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Arezzo

Arezzo The legend of the enamoured bandit

The story of Federigo Bobini, known as Gnicche the Arezzo Bandit ~ by Anna Martini

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Sansepolcro

Sansepolcro Thank you Aldous Huxley!

In Sansepolcro, a masterpiece, created by a Tuscan genius and saved from the destruction of war, revived the Renaissance

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Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti Where the scenery becomes a home for your soul

A place of stone and wine

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Marradi

Marradi From a bread tree to chestnut cake

The story of one very special sweet and the monks who brought it to this corner of the Tuscan Romagna

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Cavriglia

Cavriglia Valdarno, at the gates of the Chianti

Where ties to the territory are strong

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Bucine

Bucine A welcoming land of magic and history

Into the heart of Tuscany to discover the Valdambra

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Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni Queen of the Turrita Crown

The fortress dominates the beauty of its territory, preserving the memory of its past in the landscape and in the stories of its people

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Barberino Tavarnelle

Barberino Tavarnelle Roots and identity

Love and union in the heart’s journey ~ by Cinzia Dugo

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Caprese Michelangelo

Caprese Michelangelo A forest that enchants with apparitions and chestnuts

Two grandparents and a granddaughter who never tires of fairy tales, this time rapt by the Madonna della Selva and a sea of chestnuts

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Laterina e Pergine Valdarno

Laterina e Pergine Valdarno A jewel in the countryside near Arezzo

Oil, wine, culture, beauty

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Firenze

Firenze The vibrant city

Explore, join, dive right in ~ by Dario Nardella

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Prato

Prato Let me tell you about Prato

Journey into the future

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Gambassi Terme

Gambassi Terme Travelling for travel's sake

Spas, parish churches, hills and castles: in Gambassi, you learn not all travel stops are equal

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Montemurlo

Montemurlo Strolling with Davidde Tanini

Montemurlo’s celebrations seen through his eyes ~ by Francesca Bargiotti and Samanta Giardino

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Pistoia

Pistoia Journey through the Giuliano Gori collection

The Fattoria di Celle in the province of Pistoia: a masterpiece of environmental artwork ~ by Costanza Baldini

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