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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,...

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...

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...

Five Places to Propose in Florence

Five Places to Propose in Florence October 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The romantic venues that Florence has to offer is a perfect backdrop for the proposal of your life. Sure you can ask your special someone over dinner or over a long walk. But in Florence where do you ask the love of your life to marry you?  There are many romantic places, restaurants, etc in Florence...

Abbazia di San Galgano-Road Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano-Road Trip September 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The legend of the sword and the stone originated in a small town called San Galgano. If you ever caught yourself watching the Walt Disney version you might have noticed that the movie was loosely based in medieval England. Alas they got it all wrong. The legend of the young noble son was looking for...

Famous Buildings and Architecture in Florence

Famous Buildings and Architecture in Florence September 23, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Duomo is derived from a latin word “domus” meaning house. This space is meant for the people and God. The Duomo is one of the most majestic pieces of work in the city. It is one of the symbols of Florence which can be depicted on any souvenir you pick up at San Lorenzo Market. This masterpiece created...

Piazza Santo Spirito

Piazza Santo Spirito September 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Piazza Santo Spirito has become a zone where many young people head to enjoy the nightlife of Florence. The piazza is full of popular bars, cafes and pizzerias. You might think that this piazza is full of teenagers who just sit around a smoke their cigerettes on the steps of the Santo Spirito Church...
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