In this blog you find a collection of stories, anecdotes, curiosities and information about what you can discover with our walking tours and our tailor made itineraries in Florence and Tuscany

Our blog on Art, History, Fashion and Food in Florence and Tuscany

Gucci - History of a Fashion dynasty


100 Anniversary of Gucci 1921-2021

This year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of the Gucci brand in Florence, thanks to its founder Guccio Gucci who brought all over the world one of the symbols of Italian style and creativity


The wine windows in Florence


Strolling around the center of Florence, the curious and attentive visitors can bump into strange little windows on the ground floor of ancient palaces. They are not only mail boxes or simply architectural design as they may seem, rather useful little doors through which the wine was sold.

Views of Florence from the top


When you are in Florence you cannot miss to see the most stunning views of the city from terraces of museums, monuments, cafés and restaurants.

Fashion in Florence


Italian Haute Couture was born in Florence the 12th of February 1951 with the first fashion show organized by Giovanni Battista Giorgini. Many Fashion designers are from Florence such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Enrico Coveri, Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino.

Florence and the statue of Liberty


The statue of Liberty in New York was made by the French sculptor Bartholdi that was inspired by a work by Pio Fedi in the Church of Santa Croce. Aren't they identical?

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