Articles Tagged ‘churches’

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...

What to Pack for a Florence Winter Holiday

What to Pack for a Florence Winter Holiday October 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Just around the corner the cool breezes from the north will sweep through the streets of Florence. Oh how cold it will be! Especially when I am riding my bike. Brr! One thing to know if you are planning a trip to Florence in November and December, be aware of the many days of rain. Rain pouring down...

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...

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...

Montefioralle: A Day Trip in Autumn

Montefioralle: A Day Trip in Autumn August 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
As autumn draws near, the place you should see the leaves start to change is up in the hills of Chianti. You will need a car to get to one of the most ancient little towns in Chianti. The village of Montefioralle hasn’t changed at all since its bustling days. It is still surrounded by its original...

Best Places to Travel Solo in Florence

Best Places to Travel Solo in Florence August 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Being solo in Florence can be a bummer but can also give you the freedom to hit all the places without the drag of others. Florence has a plethora of venues you can venture to by yourself. A favorite of mine is finding a cozy patch of grass at the Giardino dell’Orticoltura and sit with the tremendous...

One Day in Florence, Italy

One Day in Florence, Italy August 16, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence, a city full of culture and art, has a lot to offer all types of travelers. If you only have a day in the great enchanting city, here is what I suggest.  Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria Once you arrive you must visit the Ponte Vecchio as the shops are opening (around 9am) in the...

Free Things to Do in Florence

Free Things to Do in Florence July 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Florence can be expensive when you are heading to every museum and decorated church in the city. But there are many things to do that won’t cost you a euro to see, and finding them is easy once you know where to look. Piazzale Michelangelo, for example, offers a panoramic viewpoint of the city. There...

A Secret place in Florence

A Secret place in Florence May 27, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
When I studied in Florence now 10 years ago, I learned about Dante. As I learned more and more about him and his life, I wanted to go to the places he frequented. The church of Santa Margherita was one of the most ancient and poorest churches of Florence. The families that worshiped here were the Portinari,...

The Top 5 Places You’ve Never Heard of in Florence

The Top 5 Places You’ve Never Heard of in Florence August 6, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Florence has many hidden gems that tickle the curious traveler’s curiosity of the enchanted city.  I have been on a mission to find all the hidden secrets and fabulous trinkets that Florence is hiding within it’s walls.  There are many things that make Florence famous, here are a 5 posti (places)...