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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...

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...

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 5 Romantic Hotels

Top 5 Romantic Hotels December 19, 2011 | Hotels, What's New | Read More
Florence encompasses so much beauty and charm that when it comes to finding a romantic hotel, it is quite easy. Hotel Regency facade Hotel Regency is a hotel set in an area without many tourists in Piazza D’Azeglio. This hotel boasts on catering to their couples making it the most romantic stay in...

Best Wine Bars

Best Wine Bars December 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Wine flows all through this city. As it should so close to Chianti, Montalcino and the hills of Tuscany that produce such delicious wine. In Florence there are many relaxing wine bars to frequent and spend your evening sipping great wine and eating great food. Enoteca Coquinarius Enoteca Coquinarius...

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...