Articles Tagged ‘travel’

What to Pack for a Florence Winter Holiday

What to Pack for a Florence Winter Holiday October 20, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Just around the corner the cool breezes from the north will sweep through the streets of Florence. Oh how cold it will be! Especially when I am riding my bike. Brr! One thing to know if you are planning a trip to Florence in November and December, be aware of the many days of rain. Rain pouring down...

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...

Delicious Panini made by Florentines

Delicious Panini made by Florentines October 2, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Sandwich in Italian is “panino”. When in Florence you must experience the panini that can be found in many cafes and bars. But the ones that are delectable and scrumptious are hard to come by. As they are full of fresh prosciutto, pecorino, mozzarella…ok my mouth is watering. These places are...

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...

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence

Helpful Italian Phrases while in Florence September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence being an international city and almost everyone is able to speak a bit of English. It is always good to keep some phrases in your back pocket to try to use the language. Italians are always happy to hear a foreigner speaking their language. As I tell my students, if you are able to communicate...

How to get from the Airport to the center of Florence

How to get from the Airport to the center of Florence September 5, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence is a small city. When you arrive by plane to the airport it is usually very easy to reach the city center. Although since the historical center has turned even more pedestrian this past June, it is harder to reach some places in the center. Florence Airport Once you exit the airport turn...

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...

$50 a Day in Florence

$50 a Day in Florence August 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ahh Florence a charming city with so much to experience. But there is one downside, the Euro is very strong and in the center of Florence it is quite expensive. I have complied a list of activities where you will spend under $50 or €35 (at the time I posted this article).  View from Ponte alla...

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...

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence

Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining in Florence August 23, 2011 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
One thing that Florence and Italy has, is the fabulous outdoor dining. With the views of a time you are able to relive over and over again. Experiencing the authentic food that is Tuscan and chatting with fabulous waiters, you learn to appreciate the art of eating out in Italy. Adoring the tastes, sounds...