All roads in Italy may lead to Rome, but most of them go through Tuscany first. And for good reason.
Strolling the streets of Florence, looking at the juxtaposition of cutting edge fashion boutiques inside ancient palazzos, it occurred to me that Tuscany may well be the birthplace of modern luxury. Rome’s glory is based on power. Venice’s on trade. Both were big importers of luxuries like silver, silk, spices and skills from the East. But it seems that Florence was first among the old Italian capitals to make the making of beauty its primary business: both for its immediate read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com