Tag Archives: Florence

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo  recently reopened to the public after years of restoration and reconstruction. Located on 3 floors of exhibition space, pieces include Loreno Ghiberti’s Gates of Heaven and Michelangelo’s The Florentine Pieta. Other masterpieces of Arnolfo, Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Antonio Pollaiolo and Verrocchio are also housed in this […]

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Castelli Gardens

Castelli Gardens Bright & spacious 3 bedroom apartment in a traditional Florentine neighborhood. Tastefully furnished, high ceilings & 2 living rooms. Large double bedroom leads to sitting area w/ balcony. Fully equipped eat in kitchen. Wifi/Utilities inc in rentals under 1 mo. The Space Accommodates: 5 Bathrooms: 1 Bedrooms: 3 Only 99 Euro per night! […]

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Light Festival At Ponte Vecchio

Light Festival At Ponte Vecchio The Holiday Light Festival in Florence takes place this year from December 8 until December 27 in many locations. Light installments and projections are set against major monuments and locations such as Ponte vecchio, Santo Spirito Church and Piazza Pitti. Starting at 6pm at some places, the most magnificent lights […]

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Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce

Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce The biggest Christmas market in Florence takes place in Piazza Santa Croce. This annual open air market is set up with wooden stalls that are typical in Christmas markets in Germany. With over 50 international vendors, here you will find products which include Christmas decorations, crafts, and so much […]

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Thanksgiving in Florence

Thanksgiving in Florence Today was my first Thanksgiving in Florence and I didn’t want to miss out on “turkey day”.  I definitely missed my family and friends back home, but I was happy to share this American tradition with an Italian friend who never before experienced it. After calling many restaurants, I decided to go […]

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I Toscano

I Toscano I Toscano is a family run restaurant serving authentic Tuscan Cuisine in Florence, Italy.  The restaurant is located at 70R Via Guelfa which is near the central market and just minutes from the train Station. I’Toscano’s Italian Restaurant features exceptional cuisine at moderate prices with friendly and attentive service.  Feel at home while […]

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Arcetri

Arcetri Arcetri is an area in Florence which in the hills above the city centre as well as Piazzale Michelangelo.   It offers breathtaking views of the countryside and historic buildings such as the house of Galileo Galilei, Torre del Gallo and Convent of San Matteo. If you are in the area and looking for a meal, […]

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Drinks with a view in Florence

Drinks with a view in Florence If you are looking for drinks with a view, the Westin Excelsior Hotel offers an enclosed roof top terrace with a wonderful view of Florence. Bear in mind, you will be paying for the view as it is a bit pricey. We paid 51 euros for 3 glasses of […]

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Il Porcellino

Il Porcellino Il Porcellino is located at Mercato Nuovo or Porcellino Market and is a major tourist attraction in Florence. Il Porcellino means piglet, but this bronze fountain is actually a boar. Millions of travelers from all over stop by for photos and to rub the boar’s snout which is said to bring good luck. […]

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Name These Piazzas in Florence!

Name These Piazzas in Florence! Florence has many piazzas to enjoy! The most popular piazzas are located in the city centre but there are also quite a number of squares worth a visit outside of the more tourist areas. If you are not familiar with all of these piazzas in this quiz, I promise you, […]

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