Nearby, on the Monte Spazzavento lies the tomb of Curzio Malaparte. Going back towards Florence you can find spots Aldo Palazzeschi frequented, including Coverciano where The Materassi Sisters was written. Another great writer of his times was Vasco Pratolini, who revisited Florence’s ancient streets with new eyes and whose writing touches the heart by giving voice and dignity to the poor during the Fascist regime.
Siena is depicted differently in the stories of Federigo Tozzi, who shows a proud, inaccessible city where the characters navigate the solitude and difficulty of everyday life. Those who love police dramas can discover the dark side of Florence in the mysteries of Marco Vichi, a young Tuscan author whose detective, Franco Bordelli, investigates the crimes of the 1960s.