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Gardens in Full Bloom in Florence

Gardens in Full Bloom in Florence April 2, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Gardens of Florence are sprouting their first buds as spring is upon us. Here are the gardens with great displays of flowers. View from Giardino delle Rose Giardino delle Rose (Rose Garden) is one the most scenic gardens since it faces the backdrop of the city. This garden is open Wednesday, Friday...

Parco di Montececeri, where da Vinci flew

Parco di Montececeri, where da Vinci flew March 25, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Parco di Montececeri is a park that was discovered in the early 20th century. It is famous for its sandstone known as “pietra fiesolana” or the stone of Fiesole. It has been used by sculptors since the 15th century. Pietra fiesolana was used in creating monuments and buildings during the...

What to Visit in the Summer in Florence

What to Visit in the Summer in Florence March 14, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Summer time in Florence is the perfect time to see all the gardens that flourish in Florence. Giardino delle Rose is just one of these gorgeous gardens. The city of Florence commissioned the architect Giuseppe Poggi to develop the Rose Garden. When the city became the owner of about one hectare of land,...

Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks

Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks February 23, 2012 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Fireworks lighting up the sky on a warm summer night while people gather in Santo Spirito and listen to music and eat street food. These events only happen in Florence and they happen every summer. As the month of June ends, Florence celebrates its patron saint, St John the Baptist or San Giovanni. This...

Giardino dell’Iris: Open only in May

Giardino dell’Iris: Open only in May February 6, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Giardino dell’Iris is a garden very special to Florence. And if you blink you might miss it. This garden is only open during the month of May where the gorgeous flowers thrive in the sunlight. The colors that take over are vibrant and full of life as the warm spring sun shines down on them. This garden...

Mostra Mercato di Piante e Fiori: Spring Flowers and Plants

January 31, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Starting on April 25th my favorite market comes back to town. Mostra Mercato di Piante e Fiori takes place each year in the Giardino dell’Orticoltura from the 25th of April until the 1st of May. This is a great festival for all you green thumbs out there. The garden is packed with all types of flowers...

Happy Hour Bars

Happy Hour Bars January 23, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Happy Hour pubs are prevalent throughout Florence. They offer a very laid back atmosphere and with more that just chips and salsa. Florence has many pubs and bars that serve a happy hour with drinks and some that serve also food. Some happy hours have different cuisines they serve on any given night....

Specialty Food and Cuisine in Florence

Specialty Food and Cuisine in Florence January 16, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
As many cities have there token dishes and recipes, so does Florence. There are many popular pasta dishes but these dishes are not always the first thing someone would order on an Italian menu. Fegatino and Salmone Crostini, Zucca(pumpkin) Crostini al fegato are little pieces of bread with chicken...

Romantic Views in Florence

Romantic Views in Florence January 11, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Florence holds some of the most gorgeous views you will ever see with your own two eyes. As Florence is most recognized as a romantic city, here are some places to take your special someone to cuddle and be merry. Lovers canoodling on Ponte Santa Trinita Not many people venture this far from the historic...

Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Things to do

Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Things to do December 26, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are many hidden gems in Florence that aren’t on the typical tours. Here are the top ten off the beaten path attractions to visit. Santi Apostoli church survived the flood of 1966. Santi Apostoli is one of the oldest churches in Florence. Located in Piazza del Limbo, there is a cemetery under...
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