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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 ...

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 ...

Carnival of Viareggio 2012

Carnival of Viareggio 2012

The Carnival of Venice is the most famous in the whole of Italy. However, there are other large-scale Italian carnivals that are as every bit as exciting. We are referring to the Viareggio Carnival, an entertaining celebration with huge parades, original costumes and impressive floats. more ...

Viareggio Carnival to be celebrated in Florence 2011

Viareggio Carnival to be celebrated in Florence 2011

Its carnival time, and what a carnival! The Carnival of Viareggio, an annual event held in the town of Viareggio a short distance away from Florence is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe, and is a world famous celebration. This incredible event will be taking place from the 20th of February to the 13th of March 2011 for the entertainment of visitors and locals alike comprising 16 days of fun during the Mardi Gras festivities i.e. the feasting and merrymaking just before Lent starts with its 40 days abstinence from all things good. more ...

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Do you want to see an unusual exhibition? Is looking at anatomical reconstructions of bodies, plague victims and other unsavoury objects right up your street? Excellent. Then welcome to the La Specola, the Museum of Zoology and Natural History which comprises an educational but highly entertaining display of zoological and anatomical specimen reconstructions in wax. 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 ...

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

As we are all aware Italian fashion is the epitome of and leader in the world of fashion, something which is not a coincidence but has more to do with their quality, and their attention to detail that characterises Italian brands whether it is in the design and manufacture of clothing and accessories, or in cars, or furniture, and anything else they can think of. A few weeks ago we touched on Italian brands of cars, more specifically the Alfa Romeo and Castagna Milano that are perfect examples of their endeavours and determination to achieve maximum perfection in design and quality of the final product. Today, we would like to delve further into the world of Italian fashion, thus we are going to talk about two brands from the city of Florence, in this case Gucci and Robert Cavalli, the epitome of Italian and luxury design. more ...

Top 3 historical sights in Florence

Top 3 historical sights in Florence

Florence is one of the most beloved cities in the world, and for good reason. The city is a melting pot of culture and history and has a wide range of art galleries and impressive museums. Even if you are not a museum lover, just taking a walk through the city centre of Florence, and taking in the beautiful architecture can be very enjoyable. To make sure u won’t miss the mayor sights of the city, we have selected the top 3 historical sights of 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Markets in Florence

Markets in Florence

Florence is a great city for going shopping. In addition to fashion stores, craft workshops and small shops, you will find numerous markets. Food, clothes, typical products, leather items, antiques, etc are sold on the stalls in the Florentine markets at very good prices, especially if you’re an expert in the art of haggling. more ...

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