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Whale Watching and Whaler’s Museum in Hawaii

Whale watching is one of Hawaii’s most popular attractions. And there are ample opportunities afforded by the state’s many tour operators. But before you go, learn a little bit about a time when these amazing creatures were followed not for a photoshoot, but a harpoon one. Whaler’s Museum Located in a popular shopping mall, the […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 14, 2019 Category : Hawaii Our World Cities Comments :
Things to Do in Lucca, Tuscany

Once the capital of Tuscany, Lucca is the very picture of what a trip to this region of Italy brings to mind. With green, rolling hills, medieval cathedrals and even a cooking school, visitors will find an entire vacation’s worth of things to see and do here. The city itself offers walls built during the […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Tuscany is Living Art

Tuscany may be the world’s only truly organic work of art. The region and all it contains is one enormous museum, both natural and man-made. Here, as in few other places, the beauty of nature and human creation are integrated into a harmonious whole. For centuries the region has been the site of olive groves, […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Many visitors to this region of Italy are interested in only one kind of art: the art of winemaking. Or, more accurately in the tourist’s case, their interest is wine tasting. But whether for art or hedonism, the wineries around Tuscany are the place to enjoy both. Chianti Chianti may bring to mind cheap table […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence Tuscany

The Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, or Academy of Beautiful Art of Florence, as it’s more formally known, is just what the name states: a school of art. And it’s true that students do study art here. They have since the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopold, gathered several schools under one roof in 1784. […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Medieval Torture Museum of San Gimignano

Tuscany is filled with both man-made and natural beauty from the Middle Ages. That makes it hard to conceive of some of the more grisly things that were common during the period. The Museo Della Tortura in San Gimignano will provide visitors with a look into just what some of those were. Ironically, housed inside […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

After over a decade of being strapped in steel cables and inaccessible to tourists, La Torre di Pisa is open once again. Nearly $30 million was spent to prevent the tower from leaning any further to avoid total collapse. Now it is good for another 300 years. Begun in 1173 AD, the tower has been […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Fiesole Hill, Ancient and Modern Tuscany

It will come as no surprise that much of the Roman character of Tuscany has been preserved. One special example of that fact is to be found in Fiesole. A superb respite from busy Florence below, Fiesole offers views of the city, the Arno and much more from atop its peak. The town itself far […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Uffizi Gallery, Florence Tuscany

It’s rare for an art museum to have too many masterpieces to display. That happy fate befell the Uffizi Gallery in Florence when the last of the Medici, Electress Anna Maria, willed the entire family collection to the gallery in 1743. The results, collected over several centuries, provide a view of one of the finest […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Things to See In Siena, Tuscany

Siena is certainly less famous than its nearby cousins, Pisa and Florence. While not the equal of the latter magnificent city, it nevertheless holds sights that will delight any visitor to Tuscany. Not least of them are the Museo Civic, the famed Il Palio horse races and the deservedly highly praised Duomo or cathedral. Museo […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 13, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
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