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The Medici family: A tale of princes, popes and palle

Hop on the train and head towards Florence to learn some of Italy's most interesting history. Any well-informed Florentine of the mid-15th century would have recognized the distinctive profile of Il Magnifico —  Lorenzo the Magnificent de’ Medici (b. 1449 - d. 1492). His was not a handsome face but it was a memorable one. He had a flattened, sloping nose that looked broken, a prominent jaw and wide, dark eyes lurking under bumpy, irregular brows. His was the visage of power. 

Coccoli - A Florence favorite

One could argue that there is nothing more comforting than fried food. And if you're headed towards Tuscany the food is no different, especially one of the best snacks in Florence — coccoli, which translates as “cuddles” in Italian.

Coccoli are small balls of dough fried in olive oil, and traditionally stuffed with prosciutto ham and a creamy fresh cheese called stracchino. You can also find these with sweet fillings and served as a dessert.