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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 ...

Museums of Florence

Museums of Florence

Florence is itself a small artists’ gem: the catedral, the Ponte Vecchio, its melancholy streets, the rosary of Gothic and Renaissance churches… Some of its palatial buildings hold museums capable of intoxicating the senses with fantastic masterpieces in the history of art. more ...

3 things to do in Florence this Spring

3 things to do in Florence this Spring

Florence is one of our favourite cities to visit in spring. Artistic, romantic, fun, elegant… everything about this little big city puts you in the mood for relaxing and dreaming. Here are some suggestions of things to do in Florence this spring that will delight all your senses. 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 ...

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 ...

Apartment of the week in Florence, the Perseo

Apartment of the week in Florence, the Perseo

This summer you can enjoy a different kind of holiday and that is by wandering the paved streets of Florence, watching the city go dark sat on the banks of the River Arno with the Medieval Bridge, going shopping in their elegant stores and admiring the fascinating heritage of this Renaissance city. more ...

Explosion of the Cart ritual on Easter Sunday in Florence

Explosion of the Cart ritual on Easter Sunday in Florence

On Easter Sunday this year, and just like every year, Florence locals will be gathering in Duomo Square to watch a dove-shaped rocket, commonly known as the “Colombina” soar out of the square. This event, taking place on the 24th of April this year will ignite a huge wooden cart filled with explosives and fireworks in the process, thus causing the Explosion of the Cart. more ...

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