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Italy is not only interesting to us because of the incredible, rich, exciting history in culture and arts, but also because it was a big part of the Hannibal Lecter stories. We’re very much into NBC’s Hannibal, and even though we’ve wanted to visit the country since forever, it was Hannibal’s third season and especially their featuring of the city of Florence in it that finally made Tiia book her flights and pack her bags.

  • Florence is a filming location for Hannibal season 3, but it’s also a city that looks more like a painting than an actual place. I went there for a few days with my friend Karl, and we kept looking at everything and everyone and telling each other “These…

  • We’ve already talked about art and architecture, Hannibal locations and the leaning tower of Pisa, but one thing can’t be left out when talking about Florence: the food. The glorious, beautiful, delicious Italian food. Plus a few words on two lovely hotels we stayed at: something for the…

  • Our last night in Florence was happily a luxurious one. After the first three nights we packed our bags and moved downtown to Hotel Brunelleschi. It’s a beautiful hotel, sort of hidden in a small alley, but very close to Piazza della Repubblica. The hotel is a lovely combination…

  • How do I even start describing what Florence looks and feels like to someone who’s lived in a country full of clean, subtle and weather efficient architecture? In this article we take a quick look at beautiful statues, museums and buildings I discovered while roaming the streets of Florence.…

  • Our Hannibal Lecter themed trip to Florence started with a quick stop in Pisa, a home to one particularly famous askew tower. Me and my excellent Welsh friend Karl wanted to travel quite cheap, so we flew from London to Pisa with Ryanair and took the train to Florence from there.…

  • My trip to Florence, Italy was another great reminder of what a brilliant concept film tourism is. We got to see all the great sights, but also had some lovely, fun encounters with the locals while running around looking for the locations used while filming the third season of…