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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What to do on Ferragosto in Florence

What to do on Ferragosto in Florence August 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Ferragosto is busiest day of the year for all Italians. August 15th every year, Assumption Day, is when people flee the cities and head towards the seaside, islands or up into the hills around Florence. Tourists and travelers will find that the city is a lot less crowded with local traffic. Florence...

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,...

Firenze Gelato Festival 2011

Firenze Gelato Festival 2011 May 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
As I reported last year, Firenze Gelato Festival was a big hit and here we again at the 2nd annual festival. This year it isn’t as big but that is alright. The festival will take place in Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Pitti. There will be laboratories to view how the ice cream is made and...
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