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The divine voice of Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) in the heavenly setting of the Villa Bellosguardo in Tuscany

The Enrico Caruso museum that has recently been opened, only a few months ago, is hosted in Caruso’s magnificent Tuscan villa in the suburbs of Florence. The famous tenor chose the Villa Bellosguardo in Lastra a Signa together with his … Continue reading

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Spring wisterias

At the end of the month-beginning of May, the fragrant wisterias will be in full bloom again in Florence. Scent and sight full of spring delight. I can’t wait!

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Florence: Gelato

The first word I learned in Italian was ‘gelato’, which shows how important that smooth soft mouthwatering ice-cream is to a visitor in Italy. Florence has a great number of ‘gelaterie’ that are of excellent quality. Let’s start with the … Continue reading

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Florence: city views

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Florence Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella

The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, which is located in Via della Scala number 16, around the corner from Piazza Santa Maria Novella, is one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe.It dates back to mediaeval times, to 1221. In … Continue reading

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Florence, Casa Guidi

One of my favorite places in Florence is Casa Guidi, the home of the poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning. So many British and American artists and writers enjoyed the company of the couple while sipping tea and eating … Continue reading

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