Velvet will always retain a luxe-meets-gothic vibe, regardless of the colour, which suits Florence's signature aesthetic down to the ground.

We particularly love the frill cuffs and hem on this cool dress by in-the-know label The Vampire's Wife.

Experience the best that Italy has to offer with this 5-hour experience combining wine tasting and a Fiat 500 tour.

Then, park your classic ride at a 15th-century wine estate and villa.

The Fiat 500 swiftly became Italy’s favorite little car when it was first introduced near the end of the 1950s.

The Girls Aloud singer, who has turned her hand to songwriting of late, was leading the glamour at the star-studded event in a striking silver jumpsuit.

It's not the first material you think of when it comes to summer, but the velvet trend is refusing to budge from the style spotlight!

Hear insightful commentary about the history of the wine region as you drive along the secluded country roads.

After a scenic, 2-hour drive through the Chianti region, you’ll pull into the villa and wine estate, dating back to the 15th century.She's been keeping a low profile since her ex was given a five-year restraining order.And Nicola Roberts was moving on from her stalker hell as she joined by a host of stars including Florence Welch at the 62nd Annual Ivor Novello Music Awards on Tuesday, held at Grosvenor House in London.Mark's Square, or pub-crawl your way through this unique city. Then it's all aboard for a cruise into Venice's lagoon on our private boat. A local scholar will join us this morning as we take a walking tour of the backstreets of Florence, with some fascinating peeks into Roman, medieval, and 19th-century Florentine life along the way.We'll visit your guide's favorite island, where you'll have free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. We'll drive straight to Florence this morning, and hit the ground walking with a Renaissance tour of the city's historic center. After exploring the Palazzo Davanzati, we'll continue our tour across the river, where we'll create today's tasty lunch during a fun and informative cooking class. This morning we'll devote our time to the breathtaking Renaissance art of the Uffizi — home to the finest collection of Italian paintings anywhere — including works by Leonardo, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and more.Follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors and window shop in a fashion capital.