Category Archives: Tuscan architecture

What is a youth? Romeo & Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli

Palazzo Piccolomini in Pienza is celebrating Franco Zeffirelli’s “Romeo & Juliet”‘s 50th anniversary as well as its own Renaissance-ship. Continue reading

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Cortonantiquaria 2017

Cortonantiquaria 2017, on from August 19th to September 3rd. Not just an antiques showcase. Continue reading

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The Vasari Corridor, this Unknown

A survey of the Vasari Corridor in its period of major transition. Continue reading

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The Castle of Sammezzano goes to auction for 22 million Euros

One of Tuscany’s most precious yet bizarre gem is up for auction on October 20th. Anyone fancy a castle, 12 other buildings and one of Tuscany’s largest parks? You’ll have to have the Arabian Nights Syndrome! Continue reading

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Torre San Niccolò: the tower that was once a gate

If you’re in Florence don’t miss the San Niccolò Tower’s annual opening: breathtaking view of the town from there and historical background feedbacks. Continue reading

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