Do you know that Florence oldest hospital was founded by the father of Dante’s lover Beatrice? Today it’s also a new museum of Florence!
If you are coming to Florence you should add to your list the tour of the Duomo terraces: it’s a unique experience to do at least once in your life! Below we listed some of the reasons that make this Florence exclusive tour a must-to-do. Continue reading “Visit the exclusive terraces of Florence Cathedral”
It’s been 25 years since the terrorist attack happened in Florence in the night between May 26th and 27th, just few steps away from the Uffizi Gallery. The attack was carried out by the Sicilian Mafia and killed 5 persons, injured 40 people and damaged many works of art. One of those is The Card Players by Bartolomeo Manfredi. Continue reading “The Card Players, the Vasari Corridor and the Georgofili Bombing”
The Museum Zeffirelli, and International Center for the Arts and Enterntainment dedicated to the Maestro
Last October opened in Florence a new museum: the Museum Franco Zeffirelli, dedicated to the artistic and cultural heritage of a seventy-year career. Continue reading “Visit Florence new Museum Zeffirelli”
The Vasari Corridor is one the most renowned secret passages in the world: since the late Renaissance it connects the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace. It was closed to the public in November 2016 and it will be reopened to the public in 2021.
While we’re waiting for the great reopening of the Vasari Corridor here we listed some curiosities and facts of this hidden passage of Florence!
Continue reading “Stories and facts about the Vasari Corridor”
Think about a private passage used for centuries by the Medici family to go from Palazzo Vecchio to the Uffizi Gallery: this is the Path of the Prince, the hidden passage closed to the public until today and just reopened to the public until next January 2018. Here more details.
Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, today as it was 500 years ago. The new Urban Renaissance is along the streets, on the walls, the street signs and in all the street art you see around Florence.
Here a some pictures of the most iconic street artists in Florence. Join us to Florence Street Art Tour (& Food)! Read the tour’s review by our customers Greg & Susan here! Continue reading “Florence Street Art: meet the new Renaissance in Florence”
During Carnival time in Florence you can taste some very special treats like cenci and schiacciata alla fiorentina. Here our recipe to prepare these two carnival sweets! Continue reading “Florence Carnival Treats: Try Cenci and Schiacciata alla Fiorentina”
The Orti Oricellari Garden takes its name from the noble family of Rucellai. This unknown garden is located few steps away from the train station of Santa Maria Novella. Continue reading “Visit the Orti Oricellari Garden”