“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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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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Florence in October – Best events and festivals

October is a great time to be in Florence. It’s the beginning of Autumn, the weather is good and the city is bathed in a soft light, with temperatures that are just perfect for sightseeing in the city. Here we give you a peek at what’s on in October: the best exhibits, events to enjoy… Read more »

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10 Top places to take photos in Florence

Photographers, Instagrammers, aesthetes, visual creators… This one’s for you! Discover the best photo locations in Florence. Those photogenic spots where you can capture the real essence and charm of this city. From the favourite Piazzale Michelangelo, to lesser known corners of the city, we’ll show you where to capture the perfect city snaps. => Florence… Read more »

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10 Non-touristy things to do in Florence

Is it still possible to find non-touristy things to do in Florence, a city that attracts millions of visitors every day? What should you do in my home town Florence if you want to blend in and not feel like a tourist? I hear you: you’re not interested in the obvious museums (but if you… Read more »

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VIP Florence Duomo & Secret Terraces Tour

Get up close to Brunelleschi’s Dome and the Secret Terraces with Ciao Florence! The Duomo is the heart of Florence. A remarkable and imposing church topped by one of the most famous domes ever created. Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and finished in 1436, it’s the largest masonry dome in the world. While the view of… Read more »

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Best time to visit Florence

The best time to visit Florence really depends on what you’re looking for. If you don’t fancy crowds, and you’re after a more intimate experience in this fascinating city, the best months to visit Florence are November, February, and March – being the cheapest and less crowded period. If you want warm, mild temperatures, and… Read more »

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