Tuscany, Beautiful Everywhere

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Vicchio

Vicchio In Vicchio, not by chance

The scenery of the art history books

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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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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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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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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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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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Dicomano

Dicomano Between the Mugello and the Val di Sieve

A thoroughfare and a trading post since time immemorial

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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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Rignano sull'Arno

Rignano sull'Arno A history-rich territory

The oldest churches in Tuscany, the mystery of a sixteenth-century fresco, and a bridge of disputed origins

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Rufina

Rufina The villa of wine: tradition, myth and legend

Discovering Villa Poggio Reale

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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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Londa

Londa Sweet as a peach

Can a forgotten fruit change the history of a town?

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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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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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Campi Bisenzio

Campi Bisenzio Stories of fortresses and castles

The ill-fated banquet that initiated the feud between the Guelph and the Ghibelline families

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Prato

Prato Connected by a “Cintola”

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Scandicci

Scandicci A promise kept

Traveling on the tram of memories ~ by Simona Bellocci

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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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Prato

Prato Let me tell you about Prato

Journey into the future

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Firenze

Firenze The vibrant city

Explore, join, dive right in ~ by Dario Nardella

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