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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 :
Tuscan Villas By the Score

The Bed and Breakfast scene in Tuscany is booming. For good reason, since it offers something considerably different from its counterparts in other countries. Here, one can stay in a huge castle over 1,000 years old, or a tiny villa a ‘mere’ 100 years of age. Add in the surrounding countryside with its million and […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 11, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Cortona, A View From the Top

Cortona is a Tuscan town once little known to travelers booking for Florence. After the publication of Under the Tuscan Sun (and the subsequent film and follow-up books) it garnered a place on every visitor’s agenda. Justifiably so. In this Italian hilltop town of 30,000 there are more sights than a visitor could see in […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 11, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Piazza del Duomo in Florence

The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be the most famous landmark of this Tuscan city. But, there are many other stellar sights to see in the Piazza del Duomo where the tower is located. Scattered around lush green lawn lie some of the world’s finest architectural achievements. There’s the famed campanile, of course. But there […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 10, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Seven centuries after its completion the Palazzo Vecchio continues to serve as the Town Hall of Florence. But far from a mundane official city council building, this palace houses many important works of art. From the little Studiolo of Francesco I to the huge tower, the entire complex is breathtaking. Begun in 1299 the building […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 10, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
Shopping in Florence, Tuscany Is An Art

Everything in Florence is art. Shopping for leather goods? Jewelry? Food? Here, such things aren’t merely utilitarian or even decorative personal items. In this major Tuscan city, shopping amounts to searching for a work of genius. And, in Florence, that’s not hard to find. Mercato Centrale Formed from a major urban project in the mid-19th […]

By : Our World Cities Date : November 9, 2019 Category : Our World Cities Tuscany Comments :
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