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Il Ranavuottolo

Il Ranavuottolo

When Giacomo Leopardi and his friend Antonio Ranieri (whom he had met in Florence) arrived in Naples in 1833, Leopardi was a prematurely-aged, 35-year...

City Vines

City Vines

In the beginning it was a tiny group of visionaries, enthusiasts and nostalgists. Today it has grown so large that it has its own institution, the U.V...

The Uffizi


The Uffizi


As a Florentine, I confess that I have always looked down my nose at the queues stretching outside the Uffizi. They represent what Florence means for...

Venice in twenty-twenty

Venice in twenty-twenty

Perhaps it’s still not time for the Lagoon City to take stock. Some call it the most beautiful city in the world, before reaching for the famous...

Le Tre Rane Estate

Le Tre Rane Estate

It’s been over a month since Poggio Casciano returned to some kind of normality, and again we’re welcoming plenty of food and wine enthusi...