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Museums of Florence

Museums of Florence

Florence is itself a small artists’ gem: the catedral, the Ponte Vecchio, its melancholy streets, the rosary of Gothic and Renaissance churches… Some of its palatial buildings hold museums capable of intoxicating the senses with fantastic masterpieces in the history of art. more ...

The Palio di Siena horse race

The Palio di Siena horse race

The Palio di Siena horse race is one of the oldest horse races in the world. It's a historical celebration, full of traditions and colour, which attracts millions of visitors to this charming village in the heart of Tuscany every summer.more ...

3 things to do in Florence this Spring

3 things to do in Florence this Spring

Florence is one of our favourite cities to visit in spring. Artistic, romantic, fun, elegant… everything about this little big city puts you in the mood for relaxing and dreaming. Here are some suggestions of things to do in Florence this spring that will delight all your senses.more ...

Carnival of Viareggio 2012

Carnival of Viareggio 2012

The Carnival of Venice is the most famous in the whole of Italy. However, there are other large-scale Italian carnivals that are as every bit as exciting. We are referring to the Viareggio Carnival, an entertaining celebration with huge parades, original costumes and impressive floats. more ...

Markets in Florence

Markets in Florence

Florence is a great city for going shopping. In addition to fashion stores, craft workshops and small shops, you will find numerous markets. Food, clothes, typical products, leather items, antiques, etc are sold on the stalls in the Florentine markets at very good prices, especially if you’re an expert in the art of haggling.more ...

Chianti wine tour in Tuscany

Chianti wine tour in Tuscany

Chianti, with its strong and aromatic flavour, is one of Italy’s most prestigious wines. This deep-red coloured wine is produced in a region situated between Siena, Arezzo and Florence with marvellous landscapes and occupying a large part of Tuscany. more ...

Apartment of the week in Florence, the Perseo

Apartment of the week in Florence, the Perseo

This summer you can enjoy a different kind of holiday and that is by wandering the paved streets of Florence, watching the city go dark sat on the banks of the River Arno with the Medieval Bridge, going shopping in their elegant stores and admiring the fascinating heritage of this Renaissance city. more ...

Explosion of the Cart ritual on Easter Sunday in Florence

Explosion of the Cart ritual on Easter Sunday in Florence

On Easter Sunday this year, and just like every year, Florence locals will be gathering in Duomo Square to watch a dove-shaped rocket, commonly known as the “Colombina” soar out of the square. This event, taking place on the 24th of April this year will ignite a huge wooden cart filled with explosives and fireworks in the process, thus causing the Explosion of the Cart. more ...

Maggio Musicale 2011, annual international music festival in Florence

Maggio Musicale 2011, annual international music festival in Florence

This annual opera festival founded in 1933 comprises one of the oldest musical events in Italy and one of the most prestigious in the European Union. It takes place in the “Teatro Comunale“, the centre of musical life in the Tuscan capital, and will be celebrating its 74th edition from the 1st of May to the 30th of June this summer.more ...

ARTOUR-O, unusual art tour to be celebrated this spring in Florence

ARTOUR-O, unusual art tour to be celebrated this spring in Florence

From the 10th to the 13th of March this year visitors to Florence will be able to participate in ARTOUR-O, an unusual art tour in Florence featuring conventions and exhibitions that highlight the relationship between territory and contemporary art, endorsing Italy’s artistic production. Through this event, participants will also get the opportunity to discover this charming Italian city and discover some of its many beautiful landmarks and monuments. more ...

Feast of Saint Giuseppe in Florence 2011

Feast of Saint Giuseppe in Florence 2011

It’s all happening in Florence as Christmas celebrations are barely over and further plans are being made for more festive events in this Italian city. What with the Viareggio Carnaval, and the Gourmet Chocolate Fair visitors to Florence are truly being spoilt. And that’s not all because there are further celebrations lined up and this includes the Feast Day of Saint Giuseppe taking place on the 19th of March. more ...

Viareggio Carnival to be celebrated in Florence 2011

Viareggio Carnival to be celebrated in Florence 2011

Its carnival time, and what a carnival! The Carnival of Viareggio, an annual event held in the town of Viareggio a short distance away from Florence is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe, and is a world famous celebration. This incredible event will be taking place from the 20th of February to the 13th of March 2011 for the entertainment of visitors and locals alike comprising 16 days of fun during the Mardi Gras festivities i.e. the feasting and merrymaking just before Lent starts with its 40 days abstinence from all things good. more ...

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