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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...

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...

Holiday Events and Travel Tips in Florence

Holiday Events and Travel Tips in Florence November 23, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence is starting to put up the lights for the Christmas season already and soon they will be shining bright. As the month of December draws closer these city lights will be lit every night. A sight to see. Especially if you take a stroll down Via dei Calzaiuoli towards Piazza della Signoria the lights...

Best Neighborhoods for Foodies

Best Neighborhoods for Foodies November 11, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Fresh basil, vegetables and fruit are just the things you crave for when being in Florence. There are places where you can always find the freshest of the fresh to enjoy a new recipe or to eat incredibly well. Mercato Centrale has all of that. Alike Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo, Sant’ Ambrogio offers...

Best Brunch Restaurants in Florence

Best Brunch Restaurants in Florence October 27, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. In Florence, they consider breakfast to be a coffee or cafe` latte with some biscotti or a brioche. But alas the tradition of brunch has been welcomed into the city mainly for tourists as well as for curious Italians. The best brunch and breakfast...

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner

Where to Take Out of Town Guests for Dinner October 25, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
When you are visiting Florence for the 4th or 5th time, perhaps you have a list of restaurants you would like to share with friends and family. Taking out of town guests to special dinners can always be a highlight of ones trip. I have made a list myself of places I would take my out of town guests when...
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