The Way of St Francis: a glimpse back into the Italy of St Francis’ time following his 550km pilgrimage from Florence to Rome

The idea for this article was submitted by Hannah of Cicerone Press, who asked me if I would be interested to write an article about the Way of St Francis, a walking route retracing the amazing pilgrimage completed by St … Continue reading

Florence’s historic palaces open their courtyards and gardens to “Wine Town” on May 17 and 18

On Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 a selection of great Florentine historic palaces will open their courtyards and gardens to the fourth edition of WineTown, an event offering an unusual combination of quality wine tasting, concerts and performances. … Continue reading

From Turin to Rome, the “Italia Gelato Tour” celebrates traditional gelato-making in May and June

Mid-may will see the start of the Italia Gelato Tour, an itinerant festival celebrating the traditions and protagonists of Italian gelato-making throughout the peninsula. Starting from the most beautiful piazze in Florence on May 17, the tour will proceed to … Continue reading