The three monumental doors of Florence’s Baptistery, bronze and gilded masterpieces of late Medieval/early Renaissance art, have been reunited after almost 30 years apart. The South, North and East doors can now be admired next to one another inside the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, the museum containing many of the original works of a...

As reported locally, the Geothermal Museum in Larderello, Tuscany has a new look also online: the national and international website of Enel Green Power , in fact, has been renewed and on this occasion has created a page dedicated to the Larderello Museum and geothermal tourism, which can be visited in three versions in Italian, English and Spanish...

 In his biography of Leonardo da Vinci, written 30 years after the artist’s death in 1519, Giorgio Vasari said Leonardo had “such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to, he made himself master of with ease.” In this 500th anniversary year of the artist’s death, the Musée du Louvre in Paris has undeniably stolen the limelight with...

Get into the holiday spirit when you visit these Italian villages where Christmas is celebrated with special events. Candelo (Piedmont) Located about 60 kilometers northeast of Turin, Candelo is a medieval village known for its ‘Ricetto’, a fortified storehouse made of a group of houses and streets surrounded by walls, which the local population us...

A scuola di pecorino toscano. Capita anche questo, a Los Angeles e a New York, ma anche nel profondo Texas, e poi su al nord, fino in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. Un bel traino, in vista della partecipazione al Winter fancy Food, la megakermesse in programma dal 19 al 21 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco. A scuola, dunque. Ristora...

There was a time when this magical place was going to ruin. Then, a group of volunteers banded together to look after its beauty. Recently, it was put up for sale and bought with an uncertain future…Will the public ever again be able to share in this amazing piece of architecture? Of course, we’re talking about Castello di Sammezzano, the Moorish R...

Christmas in Tuscany would not be complete without a slice of panforte — the peppery, dried fruit and nut-based spice cake born in the central Tuscan hill town of Siena in the Middle Ages — served with a glass of vin santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine. Several legendary origin stories surround panforte. Some culinary historians believe it was insp...

Traveling by train in Italy is one of the best ways to move within the boot and luckily for passengers, there are some seriously scenic routes that one can enjoy. They offer mountain views, coastal perspectives and panoramas of the stunning countryside dotted with medieval hilltop towns. For those who are also conscious of their impact while explor...

There’s no shortage of spectacular castles in Italy. Many centuries ago, stone-walled castelli were owned by the wealthiest of noble families who ruled across the country. Fortunately, several of these stately structures have survived intact, and have been rebuilt and reintroduced as magnificent hotels—many featuring original structures, centuries-...

In the heart of the historic Italian city of Arezzo, there is a unique art gallery called Theatrum Mundi, the 21st century cabinet of curiosities. Founded in 2015 by Luca Cableri, this gallery is located in the most dynamic antiquarian district in Tuscany. With a prestigious career in the art world and a personal passion for the unusual and the biz...