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Insider guide to Florence

Home to Renaissance art, amazing architecture, fine food and wine and some very eccentric shops and experiences, Judith Baker’s insider guide to Florence never fails to delight.

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Hotel Review: Il Borro Hotel, Tuscany, Italy

Amy McPherson finds herself staying in a medieval village and being pampered by modern luxuries in the Il Borro Hotel, a sustainable Tuscan retreat.

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Beautiful Hotel Le Fontanelle, Italy

Lucy Daltroff takes in the rolling hills of Chianti as she enjoys a stay at the 5-star Hotel Le Fontanelle

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Antica Torres Tornabuoni, Florence 

Lucy Daltroff stays at one of Florence’s most iconic hotels and revels in the contrast to her student days in Florence.                             

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25 Hours Hotel, Florence

Rebecca Hall takes in the unique surroundings in the converted monastery hotel of 25 Hours Firenze in Florence.

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The Food and Wine of Siena, Tuscany

Around 100km due south of Florence, Siena is one of Italy’s best-preserved medieval cities and sits on three hills with the central piazza, known as Il Campo, at its heart.

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