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Maybe not everyone knows that … the first King of Italy...

That summer night in 1819 Gaetano Tiburzi retired into intimacy with the young Regina (Queen), the daughter of settler Bettini who worked the farm...

Emilia Peruzzi and the salon that reunited the best political and...

Emilia, born Toscanelli in 1827, married Ubaldini Peruzzi, one of the most important figures of the Risorgimento and the Unification of Italy, Ambassador, Minister...

The Cross of Rosano, the oldest pictorial work on Italian wood...

In 1957, the mother abbess Ildegarde Cabitza, compiling the history of the monastery of the Benedictine nuns of Rosano, wrote that, "at the back...

The prehistoric lake that was born in Antella (300 thousand years...

If in the Pleistocene Epoch of the Quaternary Era, we looked out from the spur of Montisoni or, even higher, from Montemasso, instead of...

The Medici, a Cardinal and the Lappeggi villa (which was to...

In 1667, the Grand Duke Cosimo II gave a gift to his brother, Cardinal Francesco Maria Medici. He assigned him the Lappeggi villa. The...

Eternal youth and immortality, the myth that accompanies the fountain of...

Going on holiday in the sixteenth century was an exclusive privilege of the Florentine nobility who, already in spring, abandoned the city – which...

The “ecological niche” of Fonte Santa: the story of a unique...

  In the area of ​​Fonte Santa you can breathe a healthy and aromatic air and the climate is so mild and temperate that it...

Pieve a Ripoli, the story of one of the oldest churches...

The church of San Pietro a Ripoli is one of the oldest in Italy. In a Charlemagne document from 774 it is remembered as...

Vespasiano da Bisticci, the refuge on the hills of Antella and...

From far away you see on the green olive tree slope of the Belmonte hill only one white building with elegant windows in stone...

The “Cala-mai” (The ‘Never-Descenders’), those paratroopers from Ponte a Ema…they hardly...

“The Cala-mai have come down to liberate you, the Florentines," was written in the leaflets dropped by paratroopers of the 1st Squadron of the...

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