Fort Belvedere, located on the southern hills of the Arno River (specifically, on the highest hill of Boboli Gardens) in the Quarter of San Niccolò, is often referred to as «the most beautiful terrace in Florence». It is the second largest fortress to be built in Florence and was once connected to Palazzo Vecchio via the Vasari Corridor. From here, Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, would have the best panoramic view of Florence, the city in which his adventure in Italy begins.
The wonderful Bardini Garden, which provides one of the most beautiful views of the city of Florence, is situated only a few hundred metres from Costa San Giorgio and the back gate of the Boboli Gardens, through which the main characters in Dan Brown’s Inferno escape into pathways.
The Opificio delle pietre dure, literally meaning Workshop of Semi-Precious Stones, is a public institute of the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage based in Florence.
The institute arose in 1588 from the passion of the Medici Family, of which author Dan Brown mentions in his latest book Inferno, for the semi-precious stone inlays.
“… Their driver was a strikingly handsome man in a tailored Armani suit. He looked more like a movie star than a skipper, but this was, after all, Venice, the land of Italian elegance.”
This passage describes the moment in which Robert Langdon, traveling with his friends from Santa Lucia station to St. Mark’s square in Venice, expresses all his knowledge and respect for one of the biggest brand of the italian fashion industry: Giorgio Armani.
Florence and the twentieth century: a stormy relationship between love and hate, rich in avant-garde art, and full of controversy. The city of the Renaissance during this period is represented in the Museo Novecento (20th Century Museum), which opened officially on June 24, 2014, in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The headquarters of the Museum in…
Arezzo is a great city in Tuscany that offers its visitors several attractions.
The heritage of Arezzo is not limited to its history; today, its beautiful surroundings offers scenery, art, and a great tradition of crafts and food.
Certainly, this city is worth more than one visit, or more than one day, but for those short on time, here are 5 must-see stops.
Florence, Tuscany with its architectural and artistic masterpieces attracts millions of visitors each year. Florence is considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but is also renowned for being the city that gave birth to Haute Couture. The latest trend is to combine art and fashion: for example, an…