Posts Tagged ‘Florence tours’

Florence city centre is cosy but dense, full of churches, squares and history. Every time I stroll around my hometown I feel lucky, but I must admit I don’t know so much about my city… Sometimes you take a place for granted, just because you live there! This is the reason why I decided to [...]

Most of us are going to the Uffizi museum to see masterpieces such as The Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring by Botticelli. Yesterday I discovered an interesting story behind a painting I hadn’t noticed.

Wandering in Piazza della Signoria is a full immersion in the past of Florence. The political message of Cosimo I the Medici shaped the square in which the imposing Palazzo Vecchio (the Old Palace) stands since 1299. But this lively square hides a sad chapter in the history of Florence..

If you are visiting Florence, there’s a place which is very well worth a visit: the Spedale degli Innocenti, an historical building located in Piazza Ss. Annunziata. Originally a children’s orphanage, the building was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 15th century and it is probably the most ancient example of Renaissance architecture existing. The [...]

The 07th of September takes place one of the Florentine most traditional and particular Festivals, the renowned “Rificolona”. During the itinerary, from Piazza Santa Felicita to Piazza SS. Annunziata, many Florentine children carry colorful paper lanterns, illuminated by a candle.

There are many places to visit in Florence, particularly in the beautiful centro storico, where you can witness some of the most famous and most beautiful artwork and sculpture in the world. However, the stunning countryside surrounding this Renaissance city is also worth a look, so on your next trip to Florence, why not combine [...]

There have been a great number of famous Tuscan people throughout history, and many of these are known for their contribution to Italian fashion and style. One of these famous Italians is Guccio Gucci. The story of Gucci and the famous fashion house is an interesting one, so read on for some interesting Guccio Gucci [...]

Florence is well-known for its beautiful architecture and famous works of art, that you can see all over the historical centre of the city. Tourists flock to these areas, but there are also several hidden treasures located here. If you’re keen to discover a little bit of Florence off the beaten path, then we have [...]

With so many beautiful sights in this wonderful Renaissance city, it is impossible to be stuck for ideas on what to see in Florence. One of the things that draws people here, is the number of beautiful churches in Florence. From the oldest church in the city, San Lorenzo, to the unique façade of the [...]

  Florence is full of great masterpieces; Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, to name just a couple. But there is one particular tale of Greek mythology that prompted the creation of not one but two masterpieces in Florence. The tale of Perseo and Medusa influenced Cellini’s Perseo and Medusa statue, located in the [...]

There are many things to see in Florence. So many in fact, that it’s difficult to know where to begin! Whether you enjoy art, sculpture, architecture, history or shopping, there are numerous Florence attractions to suit all tastes! Here is our definitive list of 5 things that you must do whilst in Florence…

This year, from the 21st to the 29th of September, the World Cycling Championships will take place in Florence. This tough race will take the riders past some of Florence’s most famous landmarks as well as around various other locations nearby. So why don’t you take to the saddle too? Get ready to explore beautiful [...]

Florence is well-known for its fantastic shopping opportunities. From small, family owned shops selling local handicrafts to glitzy designer boutiques, Florence has it all. This renaissance city is also home to a wonderful array of markets. You can find all kinds of bargains at these popular markets in Florence, so why not take a stroll [...]

Where can you find two of the most famous sex symbols in history? Those in question are of course Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Venus, and they can both be found in the beautiful city of Florence. Housed in Florence’s Accademia Museum and the Uffizi Gallery respectively, these Renaissance masterpieces are not only a joy to [...]

In a city like Florence, which is simply bursting with things to see and do, a nice place to stop for a refreshment is an absolute necessity. And luckily, Florence is full of great cafes and coffee shops! Some cafes in Florencego back a pretty long way, so it’s not only a delicious, frothy cappuccino [...]

  The beautiful Renaissance city of Florence was the home to one of the most famous and influential families in all of the city’s history. The family in question is of course the Medici family, who were not only incredibly powerful but also extremely wealthy. One of the most important members of this Florentine family [...]

If Calcio Storico Fiorentino, or Florentine football, were to be summed up in one word, that word may well be ‘aggressive’! This rather brutal and bloody game goes back a long way, and it is said to be the origin of many modern ball games, such as football and rugby. So how did Florentine football [...]

Are you keen on experiencing some incredible Italian opera? Well, look no further than the Renaissance city of Florence. Opera is a product of Florentine thinkers and dates back to the sixteenth century, when a rise in theatrical performances took place under the powerful Medici rule. So why not enjoy opera at its very famous, [...]

The beautiful city of Florence is not only known for its incredible architecture and priceless works of art, but also for its flowers! There are many beautiful gardens in Florence, which are simply packed with gorgeous flower varieties, lush fountains and numerous statues. So why not let yourself be dragged away from the hustle and [...]

In the peaceful area of Oltrarno, Florence, you will find the quiet and unassuming Santo Spirito church, or to use its full name: Basilica of Santa Maria del Santo Spirito. It may not look like much from the outside, but you can rest assured that this particular church is in fact a true masterpiece of [...]

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