Far from the crowds and the stereotypes, Florence still jealously guards treasures that are only revealed to residents, and to travellers who know how to get off the beaten track. For our more inquisitive visitors we offer itineraries based on a guidebook we helped to write: "Firenze insolita e segreta" ("Unusual, secret Florence") published by Editions Jonglez and on sale at all bookshops (FNAC). An indispensable guide for all those who thought they knew Florence well, and for those who want to see something of its other side.

Looking into the lives of our authors

Would you like to know where Henry James dined, where Dostoevsky lived when he was finishing "The Idiot", or where Giovanni Verga ate breakfast? Based on rigorous studies carried out in collaboration with the library of the Gabinetto Vieusseux, we can offer you completely new walks that follow in the footsteps of our authors, as well as themed discussions in the Artusi Room, which we shall be announcing in our Events section.