Visiting Tuscany with children is a delight, but sometimes you might wonder which places are good with kids, or if there’s somewhere you can take them to decompress after too much culture – here are some suggestions for our favourite places – some cultural, some wild and some organised. 1. Visiting hill towns and villages. … Read more »
In 1814 following his disastrous invasion of Russia and subsequent abdication, Napoleon was banished to the island of Elba. Though he escaped in March 1815 to return and re-claim his title of Emperor, by June of the same year he was once again an island’s guest, this time of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. … Read more »
Greek bronze sculptures are ranked very highly within the art world, in both quality and rarity, due to the fact that most surviving Greek sculptures are made from marble. However, bronze was a much more highly prized material amongst the wealthier clients, with only the most skilled artists being able to use it effectively.
Siena is a fantastic city to visit, with plenty of sights to see – so we thought we’d list five of our favourites for you! Like Florence, the city is a cultural treasure trove and has been declared by declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It’s one of Italy’s most visited places and hundreds of … Read more »
A Tuscan winery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe 2015 award, which is the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and is presented every two years. The grand prize is €60,000, with the winner receiving a sculpture of the award’s namesake Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion. This symbolises the main … Read more »
Siena is well known as one of Italy’s richest cities, due to its beautiful architecture and rich artistic heritage. Because of this it is often top of lists of peoples’ favourite cities. That fact could also be because of the relaxed and laidback nature of Siena’s locals, which means you’re given a chance to enjoy … Read more »
Tuscany’s rich and priceless artistic and cultural heritage is no secret and it’s one of the many reasons hundreds of thousands of people choose to holiday in the region every year. It’s made up of thousands of perfectly preserved villages and historical towns, with fantastic architecture which makes it easy to imagine the Tuscany of … Read more »
The Museo Etrusco Guarnacci in the heart of Volterra has one of the most fascinating Etruscan collections in Italy, not to mention alabaster shops on every corner. This dour-faced terracotta couple on a sarcophagus lid give a glimpse into the lives of a people about whom so little is known.