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Waterfall in Mugello Region

Mugello is great green part of Tuscany. Crowned from the Appenine mountains, Mugello starts next to Florence and go on with coltured fields, woods, torrents, rivers and the Bilancino lake.

Waterfall in Mugello

The place that I suggest with this post is a nice waterfall that you can reach by a medium difficoult hike Read the rest of this entry »

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Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas from Tuscany

The Gherardesca Garden after the snowfall of December 17, 2010

To whish to the readers Merry Christmas, this year I choose an image from the last snowfall in Florence and Tuscany.
The Gherardesca Garden own to the Four Season Hotel in Florence, but only two times a year is open to the public…. so we can consider it quites a “secret” marvellous garden.

I share with you this photo.

Around Florence – Medici’s Villas: Villa Demidoff in Pratolino

Villa Demidoff

Villa Demidoff Park

Villa Demidoff Park

 Near Florence, there are many villas with marvellous gardens that owned in the past to the Medici family that is the one that governed Tuscany during the Renaissance.

Every villa was the favourite of one, or more than one, member of the family. Both villas and gardens were always projected from well known architects because they should have to represent the power and the importance of the Medici.

Villa Demidoff and it’s park were projected by Bernardo Buontalenti for the will of Francesco I as Paradise for his favourite Bianca Cappello that will became his wife later.

This villa was called the “meraviglie”, the marvel. It was built with the new concept to surprise Read the rest of this entry »