Articles Tagged ‘culture’

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...

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence being an international city and almost everyone is able to speak a bit of English. It is always good to keep some phrases in your back pocket to try to use the language. Italians are always happy to hear a foreigner speaking their language. As I tell my students, if you are able to communicate...

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...

$50 a Day in Florence

$50 a Day in Florence August 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ahh Florence a charming city with so much to experience. But there is one downside, the Euro is very strong and in the center of Florence it is quite expensive. I have complied a list of activities where you will spend under $50 or €35 (at the time I posted this article).  View from Ponte alla...

Rooftop Bars and Terraces of Florence

Rooftop Bars and Terraces of Florence August 25, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
As much as there are plenty of places to eat and drink in Florence, the most common question I get is what places have the best views of this enchanting city. These rooftop bars have views that you can see all four sides of Florence. Eating with the birds, well not really. La Rinascente department...

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence August 23, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
One thing that Florence and Italy has, is the fabulous outdoor dining. With the views of a time you are able to relive over and over again. Experiencing the authentic food that is Tuscan and chatting with fabulous waiters, you learn to appreciate the art of eating out in Italy. Adoring the tastes, sounds...

Dealing with Scams in Florences

Dealing with Scams in Florences August 10, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence is not a place you must constantly watch your back, but like any city you are unfamiliar with you must be aware of what the city is offering you. As I have mentioned before one of the biggest scams in Florence, as well as all over Italy, is the selling of the fake designer bags. These bags are...

Pedestrian Streets From Via Tornabuoni to Piazza Pitti

Pedestrian Streets From Via Tornabuoni to Piazza Pitti July 2, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Since Piazza del Duomo was changed to a pedestrian only street, there has been a bit of hype from the locals and residents who live historic center. As a person who usually rides her bike or walks everywhere, I felt that the change was good. Although I had forgotten about the people, unlike myself,...

La Torre di San Niccolo is opened

La Torre di San Niccolo is opened June 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
As Mayor Renzi promised the Fiorentini last year, he has put money towards restoring the tower of San Niccolo, costing 300 thousand euros. In recent months, the tower has been restored and safe for people to enter. Originally part of the walls surrounding the historic center, it was one of the doors...

Notte Bianca–Oltrarno June 25th

Notte Bianca–Oltrarno June 25th June 24, 2011 | Events | Read More
The festa of the year is happening on June 25th! After Calcio Storico, the fireworks, the original Notte Bianca will take place. Festivities will start at 7pm on Saturday. This is not to be missed! The shops, restaurants and bars pour into the streets, celebrating past midnight. Every piazza will have...