The Iris Garden in Florence
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The Iris Garden in Florence

The symbol of Florence- the iris, il giglio, la fleur de lis- is blooming now at the Iris Garden (Giardino dell'Iris) in the heart of the Tuscan city. Witnessing the blooms is truly a wonder of Mother Nature. Under normal circumstances*, the gardens would be open between late April and ...

Giardino dell'Iris, Florence, FI, Tuscany
Staying in Palazzuolo sul Senio: a Journey Back in Time at the Torre del Vicario
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Staying in Palazzuolo sul Senio: a Journey Back in Time at the Torre del Vicario

Palazzuolo sul Senio is a small medieval village on the border between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany, halfway between Bologna and Florence. The delightful hamlet, surrounded by the greenery of the Apennines, is one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in Italy" and has obtained the title ...

Exploring Figline Valdarno in the Chianti Hills
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Exploring Figline Valdarno in the Chianti Hills

Figline Valdarno is nestled in the green hills of Chianti in Tuscany and known for its well-known artists (such as Masaccio). This town is part of the municipality of Florence, but in recent years, it became part of Figline and Incisa Valdarno.  Collegiate Church of Santa ...

Figline Valdarno, FI, Tuscany