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History of the Saint Cassian abbey

If you are fascinated by history, religion and legend, once you are in Tuscany you can’t miss the Saint Cassian abbey, which is located between the two small towns of Greve and Figline.

It is a very old monastery named by the patron saint of writers and teachers, who is celebrated in Italy August 13th.

Built around 1040-1050 by the Buondelmonti monks, the abbey was part … Read the rest

Enjoy a Renaissance dinner eating at the Borghese Palace

While you are in Florence, do not miss the chance to enjoy a typical Renaissance dinner, hosted in a charming place, the Borghese Palace, where you will be able to feel the charming atmosphere.

Take part in the rich banquet, which is fully served by waiters dressed in original Renaissance costumes, giving you the idea of being a true ancient noble of that age.

A 4-course … Read the rest

Mama’s Bakery in Florence: a touch of American food in Tuscany

Are you visiting Florence all day long at in the afternoon you get hungry? Mama’s Bakery is the your solution, since it is the go-to spot for American food in the city. Order a plain bagel with some good cream cheese (which is made of herb and garlic), or a club sandwich, or all the American food you can think of.

Tourists are crazy about the place, the … Read the rest