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Novoli and Rifredi are located on the northwest half of Florence. You’ll drive by it when coming from the Amerigo Vespucci airport. Along the way you’ll most likely drive by the new “Tribunale di Firenze” or Florentine Tribunal a massive structure that houses all the Justice offices that have moved out from the city center previous location.

There is a part of the University of Florence present here that holds the whole department of Law, Political Science and Economics. Recently the area has been enriched with well-built residential areas called Parco di San Donato, a huge park as well as a massive shopping mall with 5 cinema theaters as well.

If anyone stops by I suggest to got to eat at Senza Nome. Fabulous food! The owners are south Italian and thus have some typical Calabrian recipes. Their Tiramisù and Cheese cakes are fantastic as well! If you are looking for a quick panino(sandwich), then try out La N’ticchia. The owner is very kind and funny. He has all the top quality Prosciutto, Salame, Cheese..you name it he has it. Then he always has a stock of typical products from the south as well. With just 2 euros and 50 cents you will have a big and well stuffed panino that you have never been so satisfied with until then.

What to see

The Garden of the Villa Medicea di Castello

Parco e Giardino della Villa Medicea a Castello

Another hidden treasure of Florence: The Villa Medicea di Castello The Villa of Castello was one of the first villas outside Florence owned by the Medici, dating back to 1477.  It became one of the favorite residences of…

Villa Demidoff in Florence

Villa Demidoff in Florence an Old School Russian Oligarch’s Mansion

Oligarchs in Florence isn’t as a new thing as you might be expecting 🙂 There was an Abramovich in the old times as well and before communism locked our Russian friends within the borders of great Mother Russia,…

Museo Stibbert in Florence

Museo Stibbert in Florence

The Stibbert Museum in Florence is a Villa converted into Museum in the early 20’s it takes the name from Sir. Frederick Stibbert a wealthy Florence born & resident English. His father was infact British and his mother Italian…

What to eat & drink

A Great Traditional Trattoria in Novoli – Firenze Nova

This is one the places tourists will hardly find or try without a local guide as the area of Novoli is really off the tourist main track.  The trattoria Firenze Nova in Novoli is a tradition among the…

Lo Spaghetto dei Fratelli Briganti

The Best Spaghetti Pomodoro Fresco in Florence

Yet again another Pizzeria Spaghetteria Trattoria you will hardly go unless someone from Florence told you so, and well WE DO!  Very few will know it by the real name Pizzeria La Moderna but everybody will know the…

Pizza Man a Delicious Pizza Network – Via Baracca

Pizza Man is one of the few chain Pizza places in Florence, they do a very well done Pizza if you like the thicker pan and crust.  They have several locations in Florence and those tried have all…

What to do and Where to go out

Parco delle Cascine 3

Parco delle Cascine Florence

The park of the Cascine is the biggest park of Florence measuring 160 acres and running up to 3.5 kms along the river Arno.  In 1563 this park was under the property of Alessandro and Cosimo I de’…

Cafè de Paris an Aperitif spot Florence Style

You wonder Florentines in their mid 30’s and 40’s go to relax and socialize with the last fancy clothes and shoes, well at Cafè de Paris you have a chance to blend in the culture!   CAFE DE…

Strizzi Garden Club

Strizzi Garden Florence Teens & Football Lovers meet up Place

The Strizzi Garden Pub is a very popular meet up place for Florence Teenagers and Football Lovers, age span from 14 – 15 to 18 -20 no more!  Flashy scooters, large crowds gathering for watching the games and…

Outlets in Florence – How To Spend Less Buying Gucci, Prada & Co.

Italy it’s one of the most famous fashion houses, yes better than France..!  Not to argue with French people, I am sure French will say the contrary and I respect that. Fashion in Italy Gucci, Armani, Prada, Valentino,…