The contrasts of Carrara

The Contrasts of Carrara

The Contrasts of Carrara The Tuscan city Carrara is full of strange and beautiful contrasts that are a delight to experience and explore.  On our way to Carrara, we stopped by the coast to soak up the last rays of the sun. It was a fine autumn day, but heavy grey clouds lined the eastern […]

Photo of courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio

Courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio

Charmed by a Courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio In contrast to the bleak exterior, there’s a surprising playfulness to be found behind the entrance through the charming courtyard in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

Attractions of Pistoia

How to Enjoy the Attractions of Pistoia

How to Enjoy the Attractions of Pistoia The attractions of Pistoia include fascinating historic buildings. A far-fetched theory. And a car-free town centre. In short, you have all the charms of Tuscany, apart from the maddening tourist crowds. Booking.com

Jewellers on Ponte Vecchio

Why are There Jewellers on Ponte Vecchio?

Why are There Jewellers on Ponte Vecchio? I’ve often wondered why there are jewellers on Ponte Vecchio. Might as well have been bakers or butchers, if it hadn’t been for heritage and a severe case of medieval snobbery. Booking.com