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Sweet Florence! The Fiera del Cioccolato has arrived!

Lovers of chocolate! This is your event! The city of Florence will host from the 12th to the 21st of February its famous annual Fiera del Cioccolato Artigianale. The event is usually held in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, right in the heart of the city. It lasts a week, during which chocolate makers give demonstrations […]


Day trip: San Gimignano

If you are staying in Florence enough time to visit some neighborhood cities, don’t think it twice and enjoy a day trip to San Gimignano, a small city with so a lot of history! Located only 56 km away from Florence, the city served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from […]


The best Tuscan wine regions

Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. The Sangiovese grape is the key to the region’s success, as the backbone of DOCG wines in Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Carmignano. But where […]


A culinary journey through Tuscany – top dishes to try

Everybody loves Italian food – but what if we told you there is no such thing? The truth is, in Italy there is only regional Italian food. Each region offers delicious and unique dishes based on its long history and location using the most fresh and simple ingredients of the season including many legumes, cheeses, […]


Beautiful bridges worth visiting in Florence

When in Florence, it’s hard to miss the Arno River. This magnificent river flows from Mount Falterona, down through Florence, Empoli, and finally Pisa, where it flows into the sea. Several bridges span the Arno in Florence, all of which can be crossed on foot and all but the Ponte Vecchio permit cars to cross. From […]


Enjoy a tour of the Piazza dei Ciompi flea market

Heading to the eastern side of the city you will find an entirely different type of market: Piazza dei Ciompi, which houses the city’s daily and permanent flea market. Here you will not only find antique or second hand- furniture but also books, photographs, kitchen items or even clothes that make this venue the ultimate […]


What to do in Florence for New Year’s Eve

Florence is one of the favourite cities in Italy to spend New Year’s Eve, thanks to its varied offer of complimentary entertainment organized in the city center. Two main squares will be the scenarios of the celebration of New Year’s Eve in Florence: The Piazza Pitti and Piazza della Signoria. For the first time in […]


Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Florence

Anyone who decides to spend New Year’s Eve in the capital of Tuscany will find themselves living an amazing experience. Florence is a city full of activities for you to enjoy the last day of 2015. To be part of the ambience surrounding the celebrations of New Year’s Eve you will have to visit the […]


Richard Ginori or the art of creating porcelain

The Richard Ginori porcelain manufactory is a worldwide renowned Florentine institution, founded by Marquis Carlo Ginori in 1735 in the town of Doccia, near Florence. The elegant, handcrafted porcelain goods are shown in museums around the world and have graced the tables of the wealthy and famous. The decorations followed the styles of each era: […]


The Carriage museum, the hidden jewel in the Pitti Palace

If you are visiting Florence this winter you’ll find art in every corner of the city. To prove this key principle we are bringing you today a great example of the aristocratic Firenze society represented in the Carriage museum, housed in the different rooms of the Pitti Palace. Fine examples of five different carriages used […]

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