Florence

  • 1 A room with a view of Tuscany
    “Every city, let me teach you, has its own smell." So Miss Lavish, one of the eccentric guests at the Pensione Bartolini explains enthusiastically to the inexperienced Lucy on her first visit...

  • 2 Leonardo in London
    Under the title 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan', the exhibition draws together paintings from collections around the world in an unprecedented display of the rare surviving works of...

  • 3 Tuscany: countryside and culture
    A couple of weeks just doesn't do justice to the ten provinces that make up this region half way between central and northern Italy. But it doesn't really matter. In places like Tuscany, it's best to accept...

  • 4 NH Porta Rossa: Renaissance elegance in Florence
    The Spanish chain, NH Hoteles, has restored and refurbished the NH Porta Rossa, and in doing so has recovered one of the oldest and most emblematic hotels in Florentine history, which is mentioned in historical...

  • 5 Learn the secrets of pasta in a Tuscan villa
    Overlooking the great Renaissance city of Florence from one of the surrounding hills, the Villa San Michele was originally a monastery built in the fifteenth century by the Franciscans on land donated...



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