A luxury tour helps Anna Anderson rekindle an Italian love affair that began as a backpacker.
When I'd heard that the Calcio Storico was still played in Florence each year I presumed it would be a tame re-enactment. But this is the real deal.
Inspired by the marble masterpieces of Florence, Gabriella le Breton tries her hand at sculpting.
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With sweeping views and Tuscan flavour, this city's charm could leave you breathless, writes Shaney Hudson.
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Harry Mount finds the driving force behind the Renaissance wasn't so much artistic endeavour as guilty repentance.
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