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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Best Beaches nearby Florence

Best Beaches nearby Florence July 6, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Tuscany has some of the best beaches you can visit during your visit to Florence. They are easy to get to by train or if you are renting a car, it is easy to reach by car if you leave at a certain time. Leaving really early in the morning will help you beat the traffic to the beach, if you are planning...

Make a splash! Pools galore in Florence

Make a splash! Pools galore in Florence July 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The heat wave has arrived in Florence.  If you are planning your trip for this time of the year, I must warn you of the heat index plus the humidity that usually makes traveling around Florence brutal.  There isn’t the sea nearby either to help you cool off.  The next best thing is visiting...
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