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What to see

The Belfry or Giotto Tower or Campanile di Giotto

The belfry, named also Giotto Tower (Torre of Giotto), is 84 meters tall; even though the stairs to reach the top of the building are tiring when on top the panorama is marvelous. Giotto made only the design…

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 ūüôā 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…

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…

The Leaning Tower of Alabaster

Pisa, from¬†20th April to the 31st of¬†December 2011,¬†a¬†beautiful¬†Leaning Tower made in¬†alabaster will be the center of attention in Volterra.¬†A¬†scale model of the famous tower of Pisa, will be¬†in¬†exposed to the public. The tower is a project proposed¬†a fews¬†years…

Open Cellar in Florence

Open Cellars in Florence with Movimento Turismo del Vino

Open Cellars, known more commonly in Italy as “Cantine Aperte” is the most important event dedicated to wine which takes place on the national territory.The event is celebrated every year on the last Sunday of May. Today the…

Mostra dell’artigianato

Usually from 30th of April to 8th of May every year¬†¬†is celebrating the Handicraft exhibition in Florence. It never gets boring when it comes to watching all the innovative designs of architects, craftsmen, fashion designers and interior designing…

Saint Patrick Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Hello everybody! Well today is San Patrizio, Saint Patricks day, the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland. Everyone’s Irish on the 17th of March! Apart from its religious origins this day is regarded as a secular celebration…

The Arno river - Florence

Arno River in Florence

The Arno river shares a long history wth the city of Florence. It originates near Mount Falterona, near the Appenine mountains to later on spread itself in Toscany to ultimately flow into the Marina of Pisa. The Arno…

Christmas in Florence

Xmas events in Florence

December is at the doorstep and this fall, Florence has kept¬†its’ surprises and festive alight.¬†On top of the list is¬†as always is the Christmas Market in Santa Croce. Right from the 1st of December the German stalls will…

The Mona Lisa’S’?

More than just rumours have come to raise curiosity on the fact that¬†the ‘Mona Lisa’ of Leonardo da Vinci on display at the Louvre in Paris Museum was not painted in Florence and not ‘the FlorenceMonna Lisa Gherardini…

Carnival of Florence

Carnival Not Only in Venezia

Does only¬†Venice Carnival exhisit in Italy?¬†It seems as if in other parts of Italy we don’t know how to celebrate it ūüôā¬†How about trying out cities and towns¬†like Florence, Arezzo and many other smaller but typical old towns¬†that…