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Leonardo and the diversion of the river Arno

This beautiful map is preserved inside the Royal Collections of Windsor (RL 12279). The author is Leonardo da Vinci and the study dates back to 1504, a period during which Leonardo worked for the Florentine Republic (he was most probably invited to go to Florence by Niccolò Machiavelli , the same who will sign as […]

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San Gimignano: story of a medieval city. When the city walls became a stone quarry

The city walls of San Gimignano Visiting San Gimignano is like taking a trip back in time, a journey through the charm of the Middle Ages. Just as in the past we enter to the city crossing the ancient stone walls which were erected to protect the entire village, symbol – as the tower houses […]

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Guide in Toscana, Volterra, Teatro romano, Terme romane

Volterra: a journey through the beauty, history, creativity

Volterra, a city where the beauty of the landscape and the richness of the past become a source of growth for the present and the future: a city waiting to be discovered!    If you do not know yet Volterra watch this video (Rai 3, “Bellitalia”, December 28, 2015)   Book your guided tour in Volterra NOW!   […]

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Certaldo – The mystery of the Crucifix of Petrognano

The village of Certaldo is an important milestone for those who wish to visit Tuscany.  Among the ancient walls of its churches you can find well-preserved treasures, alone worth visiting the hometown of the 14th-century writer Giovanni Boccaccio.   A few meters from the tower that belonged to the Machiavelli family, along the main street, […]

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Florence – Discovering the New Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

Discovering the new MUSEUM OF THE CATHEDRAL FLORENCE a journey through centuries of BEAUTY Here are some of the pictures that we took during our first tour through the new rooms of the Museum   Visit the new Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore with Guideintoscana: book your guided tour NOW !!  

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Firenze, la Cupola del Duomo realizzata da Filippo Brunelleschi

Brunelleschi and the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence

.... here's how Brunelleschi built the Dome of Florence Cathedral! The animation, made by National Geographic, shows clearly the more recent hypothesis about the method of construction put in place by the brilliant Florentine architect. After six hundred years (1418-1434) the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore is still the world's biggest Dome made of brick. It is [...]

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Treasures of Tuscany: San Miniato al Tedesco from above

San Miniato al Tedesco, one of the most beautiful towns of Tuscany. This video, with its aerial images, makes even more tangible the beauty of this city, its monuments and the beautiful landscape that surrounds it, a corner of Tuscany absolutely to find out! A flight over more than a thousand years of history that [...]

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Adopt an olive tree and visit Tuscany at low price!

NEW!  PROMOTION “ADOPT YOUR OLIVE TREE”   Adopt an olive tree and visit Tuscany at low price!   The traditional agricultural territory is an environmental asset, a cultural resource: as a result of this belief, Guide in Toscana & Azienda Agricola Merlini started to promote this new project ADOTTA UN OLIVO – ADOPT AN OLIVE […]

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Visita alla Chiesa della Certosa di Calci. Particolare degli affreschi con storie di Mosè

Treasures of Tuscany – The Certosa di Calci at Pisa – 3D virtual tour

Treasures of Tuscany 3D virtual tour inside the Certosa di Calci (PISA). A real gem, to be discovered  with our Licensed Tour Guides! http://www.italy3d.it/vtour/certosa/ Book now your guided tour!

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Visite guidate a Siena: il Drappellone del Palio

SIENA – Palio of July 2nd, 2015

SIENA – Palio horse race of July 2nd, 2015 FRANCESCO MORI will be the painter of the Palio (the banner of victory) of the Palio horse race that will take place on July 2nd in honor of the Madonna di Provenzano. According to tradition, the Palio will be painted on a silk cloth specially made by the […]

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