Florence Cathedral Dome -10 Curious facts

Brunelleschi’s Dome is one of the great sights of Florence. The world-renowned Cathedral Dome of is an example of ingenious architecture, a joy to behold and one of the symbols of the city. Here we delve into Florence’s past to discover some intriguing facts about the beloved ‘cupolone‘ and the man who created it. Cathedral… Read more »

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8 Romantic things to do in Florence

Love is always in the air in Florence. Maybe because there’s no shortage of romantic things to do here. From watching the golden sunsets on the river Arno, and strolling in the Bardini gardens to stealing a kiss in a hidden square. Florence might very well be one of Italy’s top spots for falling in… Read more »

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Top 10 Florence art museums

Florence is all about the art. A place where museums compete for your attention at every turn. But where do you go first? And what should you see when you’re inside? Here we give you a quick and easy guide to what museums you should hit when you’re in town. Top 10 Florence Art Museums… Read more »

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“Wolves coming”, by Chinese artist Ruowang

A pack of hundred wolves has taken over Piazza Pitti in Florence, showing their teeth and silently growling at the passersby. This is the giant installation of Chinese artist Liu Ruowang, whose title says it all: “Wolves coming”. It’ll be in Florence until 26th October 2020. Beware of the wolves in Piazza Pitti Piazza Pitti,… Read more »

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Laurentian Library by Michelangelo, Florence

One of Michelangelo‘s masterpieces, the Laurentian Library in Florence must have truly shocked the artist’s contemporaries as it paved the way for a new trend in architectural design. A cultural treasure trove, the original collection of books and ancient manuscripts was owned by the Medici family. Laurentian Medici Library, Florence Michelangelo took on a few… Read more »

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The top 10 things to do in Florence in 2020

Discover the most fascinating experiences in Florence in 2020. From art to food, beautiful architecture and the Medici family. Here we show you the best ways to delve deep into the heart of the city and explore its hidden corners and magical possibilities. From small-group tours to guided walks and cooking classes, here’s a round-up… Read more »

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My 10 Favourite spots in Florence

In Florence, a city where every stone tells a story , it’s not easy to name my favourite spots as there are so many of them. As a Florentine guide I’m always finding new and unexpected treasures, from hidden masterpieces, to lovely gardens and welcoming Florentine cafes. Here’s a selection of the sites I love most…. Read more »

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Florence in Winter – Best events and things to do

Could Winter be the best time to visit Florence? It is for me. Winter in Florence means all the atmosphere of festive Christmas traditions, enjoying museums without the crowds, a magical atmosphere in the air, and plenty of sweet treats. January shows off the new trends during the Pitti Uomo fashion show, while the sales… Read more »

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Christmas in Florence. Top 6 things to do

Christmas in Florence is festive treat, thanks to a spectacular light festival, and plenty of festive decorations and events. From the huge Christmas tree and nativity scene in Piazza Duomo, the Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce and plenty of shopping opportunities… Here’s a list of our favourite things to do at this sparkling and… Read more »

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Top Food in Tuscany – 14 Dishes You Have to Try

Food is one of the reasons to visit Tuscany. Its centuries-old gastronomy, the jealously guarded local recipes are one of the region’s highlights. Not to mention the top-quality products that you find in every bakery, market and delicatessen. Traditional specialities include the famous ‘bistecca alla Fiorentina’ to the summery panzanella and the many mouthwatering salumi…. Read more »

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