The Uffizi in Florence might be one of the most famous art museums in the world and at the top of the must-hit list for any tourist in town, but, for children, going can be a drag. After all, what kid enjoys looking at hundreds of works of centuries-old art which have little meaning in their tech-dependent lives? Enter UffiziKids, a new initiative...

Tuscany is one most appreciated Italian regions north by international and national tourists. Do you want to find out the things  you can see in a 3-day stop? This regions offers a lot to its visitors, it is especially loved for its art towns such as the wonderful Florence. This is the crib of Renaissance and it is undoubtedly one of the most known...

Over 30 artworks, including sculptures of divinities represented in toys from thousands of years ago, will outline the theme of the daily life of children in the Roman empire. The display has been organized by the Uffizi Gallery as part of the archaeological show 'A misura di bimbo. Crescere nell'antica Roma' (measuring for children. Growing up in...

Is there any country on earth that wears its history as lightly as Italy? Roman ruins sit cheek by jowl with Renaissance palazzos, while modern skycrapers cast their long shadows over neoclassical cathedrals. But there are many more reasons why this is the fifth most visited country in the world – the rolling landscapes of Tuscany, the sandy beache...

Delightfully compact and jam-packed with architectural landmarks, Florence is a breeze to navigate. Over the centuries its Unesco-listed centro storico (historic center) has been tried and tested by pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages and motorized vehicles, with explorers on foot consistently bagging the ‘easiest way to get around’ prize. The cente...

All'Antico Vinaio was opened by the Mazzanti family in the city center of Florence, Italy, in 1989. It started as a wine bar with a small sandwich counter, but over time it occupied four storefronts in the vicinity and one in Milan, most with sandwiches as the main focus, becoming a tourist attraction unto itself almost as much as the nearby Uffizi...

Travelling to Italy in December offers a unique set of experiences and destinations to choose from: art cities, museums, Christmas markets, top-notch ski resorts and much more. VisitItaly selected 5 destinations for a perfect Italian winter trip, between traditional foods, history and unmissable events. There will be less tourists than in the high...

If you only see one statue on your trip to Italy, Michelangelo’s David is the one to see. Hailed as an instant classic from the day it was unveiled in 1504 (“….to tell the truth, this work eclipsed all other statues both modern and ancient,” wrote the great art historian Giorgio Vasari) its prestige has only grown in the ensuing 500 years. It’s a w...

If you cannot think more than pizza and pasta as Italian food, you should visit the Tuscany capital, Florence. Although all of Italy are masters of diversified cuisine, Tuscany and her epicentre, Florence, perhaps stands alone in utilizing some unique animal parts and veggies to prepare delicious meals. Fondly labelled as the poor kitchen, Florenti...

If one was asked to name a true genius, two names are likely to commonly come up, Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath in the High Renaissance. He was a genius who was an engineer, scientist, theorist, draughtsman, painter, sculptor, and architect. He is an icon and symbol of the Renaissance and a truly r...