Tag Archives: Pratolino

Forte Belvedere by Fabrizio Gemmi

upcoming events: august 2014

Ah August, the month of ferie. During which, just about anyone with a business, a family or a pulse hightails it for the sea and says Ciao, ciao! to city life.  Even if you feel slighted that you don’t have the funds for a vacation spot in the country or at the beach, Florence, while noticeably deserted, […]

Giambologna’s Appennino by Gianluca Savi on Flickr

upcoming events: october 2013

This is a long one, so we’ll cut right to the chase: October is our favorite month, here are our top-five free events, check out the calendar page for more awesome things to do! Astronomic Observations at Villa Demidoff (Pratolino) | Thursdays in October Everyone talks about the Tuscan sun, but few take the time to […]

the villa crawl

One toasty, Tuscan, summer day a few years back, I accompanied Meg on a trek out to the Medici Villa at Castello for some thesis research. Wellllllllllllllll you know how these things go. One villa led to another, and another, and another, and before we knew it we were riding a full-fledged Tuscany high. While […]