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Stendahl Syndrome in Florence

Stendahl Syndrome in Florence

In 1979 Stendhal syndrome was first diagnosed in Florence. An Italian psychiatrist defined the disorder after treating over 100 cases among visitors...
50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part 1)

50 Trivia Facts About Italy (Part one)

The Tuscan Muse will take us on a journey among the most interestings facts of Italy. Fitfy things which will follow in three parts. Trivia is always...
Agriturismi in Tuscany

Agriturismi in Tuscany

Our Tuscan Muse introduces the agriturismo, taking a tour around the Tuscan valley. Tuscany is one of the most prosperous agricultural regions in...
50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Four)

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Four)

The Tuscan Muse walks us through the last part with the most interesting facts about Italy. Here what makes Italy popular and unique! The longest...
50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Three)

Third part of the series introduced by Tuscan Muse with the most interesting things about Italy. Here we go! The national bird of Italy is Bluebird...
Every day 3 thousand euros get tossed in the Trevi Fountain

50 Trivia Facts about Italy (Part Two)

The Tuscan Muse walks us through another list of facts about Italy which will surprise you: The national sport of Italy is soccer (known as football...
Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti is a small village of only 2,800 inhabitants. Its setting is along the Chiantigiana road that connects Florence to Siena. The...
Summer Getaway: Visiting Monte Amiata In Tuscany

Summer Getaway: Visiting Monte Amiata In Tuscany

Our Tuscan Muse shares her experience in the heart of the beautiful Tuscany. Our home in Tuscany is only a very short drive away from Monte Amiata,...
Castagnaccio, a Tuscan delicacy for Christmas

Castagnaccio, a Tuscan delicacy for Christmas

Everyone loves Italian food and the food in Tuscany is considered to be some of the best of all the regions of Italy. Castagnaccio is a plain,...
The Slow Food Movement in Italy

The Slow Food Movement in Italy

It all started with the construction of the unacceptable near the Spanish steps in Rome in 1986. The opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Piazza di...