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Florence B/B rental in country house
05/19/2019

Three day stay at Florence Villa Violetta

At only 8 miles/12 km from Florence center – in a perfect location to realax – surrounded by olive groves and yet so close to the city – try this fabulous TUSCANY EXPERIENCE for up to 4 persons. All services are private. Included are: 3 nights accommodation with breakfast Pick-up at Florence train station and transfer to property – transfer back on day of departure Half-day walking tour of Florence included transfers in and out 1-day...

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FLORENCE VILLA VIOLETTA
05/19/2019

A dream called Florence Villa Violetta

Frances Mayes conceived her dream in ‘Under the Tuscan sun’ in Cortona; my dream had its genesis near Villamagna, a small hamlet, twelve kilometres from Florence in the municipality of Bagno a Ripoli. The panoramic beauty of the terraced landscape with views of the majestic Duomo captivated me during my parents time in the Villa. On the death of my parents over a decade ago with limited personal resources, I bought the remaining shares from...

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05/05/2019

Genova: harbour city & much more

The northern city of Genova, in the Liguria region, is not a city known to the majority of visitors to Italy and maybe not even to Italians. Yet, in the eleventh and twelfth century it was one of the four leading “Maritime Republics” of the Italian peninsula, in 1451 Christopher Columbus was born here,  and in the Renaissance period it enjoyed incredible prosperity prompting important artists such as Anton Van Dyck to move here. Spending time...

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Andrea del Verrocchio e Leonardo Palazzo Strozzi Florence
05/05/2019

Andrea del Verrocchio – exhibit in Florence - March 9-July 14, 2019

Palazzo Strozzi, one of the most beautiful renaissance palaces in Florence is housing a great exhibition dedicated to Andrea del Verrocchio, a fantastic artist who was not only Leonardo’s master, but also represented a trait-d’union between artists active at the beginning of the fifteenth century such as Donatello and Desiderio da Settignano to mention the most famous ones, and artists active in the second half of the fourteen hundreds such as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Leonardo...

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Vow renewal on a gondola
05/05/2019

Symbolic ceremony – vow renewal in Venice

The most romantic city in the world is certainly VENICE and if you are thinking about a very romantic way to tell your significant other that you love her/him well, did you ever think of the lovely atmosphere that a gondola offers?Wether it is a simple ceremony to celebrate your love and union or an important anniversary or event, go for it! An English speaking assistant or Master of Ceremony will meet you and accompany you...

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