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Get a taste of the Florence Ice-cream Festival

Get a taste of the Florence Ice-cream Festival

Do you like ice-cream? Would you like the pleasure of trying the best Italian ice-cream? Then, you have a delicious date with the sweetest week of the year. As from the 1st to the 4th of May, the fifth edition of the festival devoted entirely to this refreshing and international dessert, will be celebrated in the romantic Tuscan city of Florence. The variety of colours and flavours will take over the city and palate of visitors and locals alike, revealing the secrets of authentic Italian ice-cream, famous for being the best in the world. more ...

A Free Walking Tour of Florence: A Great Way Not to Get Lost.

A Free Walking Tour of Florence: A Great Way Not to Get Lost.

I like to think I have a pretty good sense of direction, most of the time. But take me away from my all too familiar surroundings and I’ll be walking around in circles, a map held up close as I try to identify familiar landmarks, streets in fact just about anything which will get me going in the right direction.In an attempt to leave the map in my pocket and get my bearings and learn some history I signed up for a free walking tour in Florence.more ...

Florence’s Best Restaurants and Pizzerias

Florence’s Best Restaurants and Pizzerias

In Florence there is no great secret to eating well. There are hundreds of good restaurants and places to eat well just waiting to be discovered. To make things just that little bit easier when it comes to finding a good restaurant or pizzeria in Florence we’d like to recommend these places. We’re sure you’ll love them. more ...

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting agressive football

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting agressive football

Have you ever wondered what football was like in Ancient Rome or in the middle Ages? Even though the so called king of sports as we know it today was born in the 19th century its origins are much older. And in Florence you can discover it thanks to the “calico storico fiorentino”more ...

Christmas in Florence 2013

Christmas in Florence 2013

Christmas is almost upon us…..A festive atmosphere reigns in all the cities and lovely Florence is no exception. During the period just before Christmas, the city promotes numerous events that increase the magic and warm up those cold winter days. Thus, whilst the children play with their advent calendars, prepare to make a note of the countless activities scheduled for this December in Florence.more ...

Florence Fashion Outlets

Florence Fashion Outlets

The Tuscan capital of Florence is the perfect place to visit if you like exquisite design, beauty and history. Whilst you may be thinking about the magnificent Renaissance architecture of Florence we are thinking about the exquisite designs, beauty and history of some of Italy’s top fashion labels which can be bought from one of the Fashion Outlet stores around Florence. more ...

Traditional Restaurants in Florence

Traditional Restaurants in Florence

Good, beautiful and cheap in the heart of Florence. Here are three recommmendations to enjoy the best local cuisine without having to ask where to eat in Florence. Simple ingredients, traditional preparation and love,lots of love. This is the secret of success for these three restaurants in Florence we are going to recommend. Welcoming and informal restaurants where you can try the best local dishes from teh Florentine kitchen all washed down with a good Chianti.more ...

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2013

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 2013

In the Renaissance city of Florence music has always placed an important role and at the very centre of this is the Teatro del Maggio Musicale which hosts the annual Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence Music Festival. Along with Bayreuth and Salzburg, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious European Musical Festivals and this year will take place in Florence from the 2nd of May to the 25th of June.more ...

Apartment of the Week in Florence, the Satie

Apartment of the Week in Florence, the Satie

Nothing captures the imagination quite like Tuscan country side, rolling hills dotted with olive groves, the straight lines of grapevines making their way down sun bathed slopes, cypress trees reaching finger like into the sky and hilltop medieval villages dotting the landscape. Painters have paid homage to the beauty of Tuscany for centuries and nowhere can this beauty truly be appreciated more than the Capital of Tuscany, Florence.more ...

Finalmente Cioccolato! The Florence Artisanal Chocolate Fair

Finalmente Cioccolato! The Florence Artisanal Chocolate Fair

Chocolate sweet chocolate, is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy the guilty pleasure of sinking their teeth into a piece of chocolate? In Florence they enjoy their handcrafted chocolate so much they decided to dedicate a fair to it: “Finalmente Ciocclato!” In 2013 this sweet fair will take place from the 8th to 17th February in the monumental Piazza Santa Maria Novella, so if you are holidaying in Florence or celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Tuscan capital make sure you pay a visit.more ...

Typical products from Florence: leather and paper

Typical products from Florence: leather and paper

The cradle of the Renaissance is a great city to go shopping in, where you’ll find a wide variety of trading centres, shops and artisan’s workshops in which you can buy typical products. If you don’t know where to start, here’s some ideas of presents and typical products to buy in Florence.more ...

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