Category Archives: Tuscany

Relaxing in the Boboli Gardens in Florence

On our tour through Florence we saw many museums and before we had our tickets for the Uffizi we definitely needed some rest in a ‘non-too-city-like-environment’. I thought the gardens of the Pitti palace would be perfect. They are still … Continue reading

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Past and Future seen by Pang Maokun

When I was in Florence this summer, I visited also the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. As it turned out there was an interesting exhibition of a famous Chinese artist: Pang Maokun. The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is originally from the Medici family … Continue reading

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A Bridge of Jewels – Ponte Vecchio in Florence

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the symbols of Florence. It is a stone bridge full of shops that crosses the river Arno. It’s one of more than half a dozen bridges that connect Florence from one to the other … Continue reading

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Etruscan Castle Town in Val di Merse/Tuscany

Murlo – like the hot springs of Petriolo and the Cistercian abbey of San Galgano – is located in the Val di Merse (Merse valley). In one of those super tiny Medieval walled or fortified cities that are so charming. … Continue reading

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Thermal Bathing at the Terme di Petriolo in Tuscany

Sight-seeing is a great thing when you are in a historical place, but you also need to do some different stuff. That’s why I thought it would be a great idea to visit one of the free baths in Tuscany. … Continue reading

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