Articles Tagged ‘tuscany’

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...

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...

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...

Abbazia di San Galgano-Road Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano-Road Trip September 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The legend of the sword and the stone originated in a small town called San Galgano. If you ever caught yourself watching the Walt Disney version you might have noticed that the movie was loosely based in medieval England. Alas they got it all wrong. The legend of the young noble son was looking for...

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...

Best Pizza in Florence

Best Pizza in Florence July 25, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Pizza. Pasta. Bistecca. These are all token dishes you can find in Florence. Pizza places can be found around every corner, from pizzerias or pizza a taglio (pizza by the slice) joints. Now there are many pizzerie (pizzerias) in the center of Florence that claim to be the best in town and, alas, it’s...

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...

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti June 3, 2011 | Events | Read More
Are you craving some wine? Are you a wine lover? Then you have arrived in Florence just in time for the Florence Wine Event being held in the Oltrarno. Tomorrow starts this exciting wine-tasting event! From the 3rd of June to 5th, all the vineyards, Tenutas, Villas will be showcasing their collection...

Florence’s Best Mayor

Florence’s Best Mayor January 20, 2011 | What's New | Read More
A poll by Il Sole 24 rated Mayor Matteo Renzi of Florence among the first people of Italy with 67% of the vote. Second place went to the Governor of Tuscany Enrico Rossi. When Renzi was interviewed by Il Sole 24 he commented on the result: “The consensus is not needed for gigioneggiare–messing...

Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge

Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge December 20, 2010 | Events | Read More
Beginning in 1997, the brand Conte of Florence thought it would be a great idea to bring the famous sport to be apart of the historic center of Florence. This event brings pro golfers coming from all over the world. The goal is to rack up as many points by driving golf balls from the Ponte Vecchio onto...