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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Where you can smell the flowers

Where you can smell the flowers August 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
During the spring and summer, flowers are flourishing in the sacred gardens of Florence.  You may think Boboli Gardens is the only beautiful garden in Florence.  Oh how you would be wrong!  There are so many gardens and parks all over Florence that give people a rest from the loud vespas and smelly...
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