7 Days in Italy: 12 Amazing One Week Itineraries for Italy

Need some destination inspiration for a trip to Italy? Here’s my guide to spending one week in Italy, with 12 sample itineraries. One week in Italy might not seem like much time. But, with some advance planning and ambition, you can definitely have a bucket list adventure. There’s nowhere more romantic (or popular) than Italy. … Read more

Italy Art Bucket List: The Best Art In Italy

Want to know here to find the best art in Italy? Look no further! This is the definitive guide to the best artworks and masterpieces in Italy. This guide includes famous paintings, sculpture, and frescos from ancient Rome to the Renaissance (even a bit of Modern art). I describe the art works and tell you … Read more

2 Days In The Val d’Orcia Itinerary

Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia is the perfect spot for a weekend surrounded by breathtaking pastoral countryside. This area is a beautiful blend of history and scenery, offering some of the most pristine and picturesque views in Tuscany. With its rolling hills in shades of ochre and green, dense pine woods, olive groves, and vineyards, the Val … Read more

Guide To The Medici Palaces In Florence

The Medici were the most celebrated family of the Renaissance era. Florence is synonymous with the Medici and the Medici is synonymous with Florence. Everything the Medici owned, created, and commissioned is gorgeous, including the palaces they lived in. There are three to visit: This guide will give you a rundown of everything to see. … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery: History, Masterpieces & Tips

The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s premier classical art museums. It attracts countless visitors eager to witness the masterpieces from a time when Florence was the epicenter of cultural and artistic innovation. Ranking as the third most visited site in all of Italy, the Uffizi certainly lives up to its reputation. Inside, the … Read more

Guide to Florence’s Stunning Opera del Duomo Museum

The Museo dell’Opera del Duomo is a stunning sculpture museum that serves as a safe haven for incredible artworks originally from the Duomo complex. Think of this museum as a treasure chest overflowing with sculptures. It’s home to an amazing collection of medieval and early Renaissance art from Florence, featuring masterpieces by renowned artists like … Read more

Guide To The Medici Chapels In Florence

Here’s my guide to visiting the Museum of the Medici Chapels. It’s one of the best museums and most hallowed historic sites in the beautiful rusticated city of Florence. Most importantly? The chapels’ New Sacristy holds seven Michelangelo sculptures — the most you’ll find in Florence. The sculptures are sublime, a stunning combination of artistic … Read more

How To See Michelangelo’s David (And Other Masterpieces!) In Florence’s Accademia Gallery

Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia houses Michelangelo’s David, one of the most popular attractions in the city. The museum itself is also world-renowned, making it a must-visit spot for tourists. Arguably the world’s most famous sculpture, David is an awe-inspiring work of art, displayed in a stunning setting. In fact, Italian artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari … Read more

Visiting Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, The Complete Guide

The Palazzo Vecchio is the civic heart of Florence and one of its most hallowed historic sites. The palazzo is a doughty medieval fortress on the outside. Inside, it’s a resplendent Renaissance palace filled with artistic treasures. It’s one of Florence’s most important landmarks. In some ways, Palazzo Vecchio explains the entire history of Florence. … Read more

Ultimate Guide To The Basilica of San Lorenzo In Florence

Here’s my complete guide to the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence Italy. I tell you everything to see inside and give you must know tips for visiting and getting tickets. The San Lorenzo complex is vast. It includes the basilica itself, Brunelleschi’s Old Sacristy, the Medici Chapels, the Medici Crypt, and the Laurentian Library. … Read more