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2011 Gourmet Chocolate Fair in Florence

2011 Gourmet Chocolate Fair in Florence

All you chocolate lovers out there will be delighted to know that Florence will be holding its annual Gourmet Chocolate Fair from the 4th to the 13th of February 2011 in Piazza Santa Croce, which promises to be a really tasty event. more ...

Have a perfect Christmas in Florence

Have a perfect Christmas in Florence

Like in practically all cities, the Christmas markets are definitely worth a visit during your wanderings around the streets of Florence. In this Tuscany Italian city, the most famous Christmas Market is the German Market situated on Piazza Santa Croce, whose original name is Mercato Tedesco di Natale. From the 3rd to the 30th of December locals and tourists alike wander around the many stalls that reside in this German market where they can try and buy typical German products, whether its German strudel, mulled wine, or other treats and food products such the traditional German bratwurst (sausage), as well as ceramics and various craftworks. In addition, there is a small merry-go-round for the entertainment of children, a true Christmas classic. Finally, there is another typical market in Florence which is the Florence Noel, situated in the Statione Neopoldo that hosts this Christmas Fair and Father Christmas himself. Here, you will find all the typical Christmas articles and artisan products for some perfect gift ideas. more ...

Top 3 historical sights in Florence

Top 3 historical sights in Florence

Florence is one of the most beloved cities in the world, and for good reason. The city is a melting pot of culture and history and has a wide range of art galleries and impressive museums. Even if you are not a museum lover, just taking a walk through the city centre of Florence, and taking in the beautiful architecture can be very enjoyable. To make sure u won’t miss the mayor sights of the city, we have selected the top 3 historical sights of Florence. more ...

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

As we are all aware Italian fashion is the epitome of and leader in the world of fashion, something which is not a coincidence but has more to do with their quality, and their attention to detail that characterises Italian brands whether it is in the design and manufacture of clothing and accessories, or in cars, or furniture, and anything else they can think of. A few weeks ago we touched on Italian brands of cars, more specifically the Alfa Romeo and Castagna Milano that are perfect examples of their endeavours and determination to achieve maximum perfection in design and quality of the final product. Today, we would like to delve further into the world of Italian fashion, thus we are going to talk about two brands from the city of Florence, in this case Gucci and Robert Cavalli, the epitome of Italian and luxury design. more ...

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Wax anatomical reconstructions of bodies in the Florence Natural History Museum

Do you want to see an unusual exhibition? Is looking at anatomical reconstructions of bodies, plague victims and other unsavoury objects right up your street? Excellent. Then welcome to the La Specola, the Museum of Zoology and Natural History which comprises an educational but highly entertaining display of zoological and anatomical specimen reconstructions in wax. more ...

Bars ands pubs in Florence for a fabulous night out

Bars ands pubs in Florence for a fabulous night out

Florence is a buzzing university city, and has students originating not only from Italy but from all over the world. It is the reason for which this enchanting city is jam-packed full of bars and pubs where you can sound out the purely Florence night life, although there are a number of international places to go to given the globalised world we live in. In any case, we would like to guide you through the tangle of bars, pubs, and clubs distributed through the beautiful streets of Florence, thus below you will find a couple of places to spend your night into the untimely hours of the morning.more ...

The best restaurants in Florence

The best restaurants in Florence

Florence situated in Tuscany, has fertile soils that produce delicious wines and natural products, and boasts to having an unrivalled heritage and long culinary tradition. Its streets are absolutely jam-packed full of restaurants where you can try delicious pastas and pizzas, however, there is so much variety that it is easy to get a bit lost, the reason for which we would like to recommend the three best restaurants in Florence, when it comes to quality and price. more ...

Fraganze No. 8: Showcase of perfumes and fragrances in Florence

Fraganze No. 8: Showcase of perfumes and fragrances in Florence

From Friday to Sunday, 10 to 12 September, Pitti Immagine will be presenting Fragranze No.8, the fair-event dedicated to the best the world has to offer in artistic and selective perfumes and the evolution of olfactory culture. The Stazione Leopolda will be the showcase for the most exclusive essences, body care and wellness products as well as the latest innovateness in cosmetics and scented accessories. Here you will find outstanding craft quality, one-of-a-kind items and sophisticated offerings from the finest brands on the international scene.more ...

The traditional Lastra a Signa Market in Florence 2010

The traditional Lastra a Signa Market in Florence 2010

Just like every year, at the end of August and as a conclusion to the cultural summer enjoyed in the Italian City of Florence, the traditional Lasta e Signa Market will take place between the 26th and 29th of August. This event includes sporting activities, exhibitions, games, poetry, music, food, medieval markets, tombolas, and fire-eating performances in an enviable setting, the medieval town Lastra e Signa situated in the Province of Florence.more ...

Festival of Creativity in Florence 2010

Festival of Creativity in Florence 2010

This year the Florence Festival of Creativity is taking place between the 21st and the 29th of October. As the name suggests, the festival aims to encourage artistic creativity on all levels and in every corner of the city where the event is being hosted, Florence.more ...

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