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Route in Florence: Discovering the Works of Michelangelo

Route in Florence: Discovering the Works of Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, better known as simply Michelangelo, was one of the most influential artists of the Italian Renaissance. Most of his masterpieces as a painter, sculptor and architect are to be found in Italy, and Florence is home to many of them, since this was the hometown of the Medici family, Michelangelo’s patrons. If you are planning to visit the Tuscan capital, make sure you discover as many of his works as possible. Here is one possible route around the city. more ...

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical football

Calcio Storico Fiorentino, hard hitting historical 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 ...

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

History and curiosities of the Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most photographed places in Florence. We found very difficult to decide whether it is more popular or not than the cathedral with its beautiful lines of colored marble and its gigantic dome.... When you go to Florence you shouldn’t miss either one. The Ponte Vecchio with its beautiful brown houses floating over the Arno River is unforgettable. more ...

Six things to do with kids in Florence

Six things to do with kids in Florence

Florence is one of the great European cities of culture. Famous for its museums, churches and historical sights, it might not be the first place you’d think of going to as a family. However, look a little closer and you’ll soon see the city has a whole host of interesting activities for children more ...

The Palio di Siena horse race 2015

The Palio di Siena horse race 2015

The Palio di Siena horse race is one of the oldest horse races in the world. It's a historical celebration, full of traditions and colour, which attracts millions of visitors to this charming village in the heart of Tuscany every summer. more ...

Chianti wine tour in Tuscany

Chianti wine tour in Tuscany

Chianti, with its strong and aromatic flavour, is one of Italy’s most prestigious wines. This deep-red coloured wine is produced in a region situated between Siena, Arezzo and Florence with marvellous landscapes and occupying a large part of Tuscany. more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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