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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 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...

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...

Romantic Things to Do in Florence

Romantic Things to Do in Florence July 14, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Ahhhhh. These days it feels like not only heat is in the air but also love. There are lovebirds fluttering all over this city, and summer definitely brings summer loving. Florence is jam-packed with romantic venues to take your special someone. From a slow walk along the Arno River to a secluded spot...

Free Things to Do in Florence

Free Things to Do in Florence July 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Florence can be expensive when you are heading to every museum and decorated church in the city. But there are many things to do that won’t cost you a euro to see, and finding them is easy once you know where to look. Piazzale Michelangelo, for example, offers a panoramic viewpoint of the city. There...

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...

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...

Florence’s Rose Garden restored and free to enter

Florence’s Rose Garden restored and free to enter May 20, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Florence’s Rose Garden has been under restoration for the past 2 years and now it is opening a new to show off its gorgeous flowers. A new walking path, more lighting has been added and there is an improved irrigation system. If you haven’t visited this garden before, mark it on your list...

Summer is slowly arriving in Florence

Summer is slowly arriving in Florence May 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Florence has starting blooming again. This is my favorite time of year in Florence. Gives you an excuse to enjoy the sunshine during the day by frequenting a park or garden. The sun doesn’t full set until after 9pm. Oh the bliss! Swimming pools will start to open in June where all the people who...