Looking for the unnoticed: Palazzo Pitti


Palazzo Pitti is certainly the largest palace in Florence, now home to priceless treasures, once home to the lords of the city, the Medici. We all know it as the residence of the Medici family, in fact, but its name reveals its true origins. Luca Pitti, the archenemy of Cosimo...

The pyramid of the Cascine Park


Between a dive in the Pavoniere swimming pool and a stroll at the Cascine Park, a very peculiar structure might have caught your eye, looking quite out of place along the avenue: a pyramid. That’s right. What on earth is a pyramid doing in Florence, you may ask. Well, it...

August: Chiuso per Ferie


Being on visit in Florence in August has its downsides. You will find yourselves walking the almost deserted city streets looking for a bar, restaurant or grocery shop that does not show the sign "chiuso per ferie" (closed for the holidays). That’s because most of the Florentines - the majority...

The fountains of Florence


Summer in Florence is unforgiving, and this year we are having a particularly nasty one. You will need to drink lots of water to keep hydrated while visiting the city, especially in order to survive the long lines outside the museums under the scorching sun! You don’t have to worry...

A trip out of town: Tarot Garden


Florence is beautiful and you should dedicate to its museums and attractions as much of your time as possible when you come in visit; but so is the rest of Tuscany. You can find so many wonderful little cities scattered among our hills, so if you’ve been staying in Florence...

Tuscan summer recipes: Panzanella


Eating well in the summer can be difficult when the heat makes you want to give up cooking on the stove, but there is a traditional Tuscan dish that will solve this problem and will also stimulate the most refined palates, despite its simplicity: it’s Panzanella! A fresh and substantial...

Feasts and Banquets at the Stibbert Museum


We have said it before; the Stibbert Museum is a very unique place to visit. It probably won’t make your top 5 list of places to see in Florence, but that’s just because you don’t know what you’re missing! Once the home of possibly the most eccentric man in town,...

Pang Maokun at Palazzo Medici Riccardi


"Attualità nel passato. La pittura colta di Pang Maokun"at Palazzo Medici Riccardi puts on display the works of one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, currently holding the role of Rector at the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. The display, first solo exhibition of Pang Maokun in Italy, presents...

Cinema under the stars in Florence


Summer nights in Florence can be very hot, too hot to stay home watching a movie. So why not take your movie night outside? Here is a list of outdoor cinemas in Florence that might intrest you. First one on our list is Apriti Cinema, the summer cinema arena in...

Steve McCurry's icons on display in Florence


Until September 16th Villa Bardini will host the exhibition dedicated to one of the greatest masters of contemporary photography: Steve McCurry. The retrospective entitled "Icons", counts 100 shots with which McCurry has immortalized the history of our times, made of war, poverty, sufferings but also a great deal of emotion,...