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Traditional Carnival season recipes: Frittelle di San Giuseppe

After binge eating over Christmas it is already time to fill our stomachs again with new delicacies. It's the Carnival season! This means it is time for Schiacciata alla Fiorentina, Cenci and Frittelle di San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph’s fritters)!Tuscan sweet rice fritters (frittelle di riso) are one of the most...

Street Art in Florence --- E.T. and our strange world

Everyone remembers E.T., the extraterrestrial created by the American director Steven Spielberg in 1982! This drawing stuck on the wood of a door is very timely: E.T. is back and wants to find the nice children who saved him and helped him to go home, but he can't find them...

The lions of Florence

You might have noticed that lions are everywhere in Florence. Have you wondered why? They are guarding Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia de Lanzi, they are on the weathervane on top of the Arnolfo Tower, they are represented in coat of arms, in paintings, and even the bases of lamplights...

Excursions out of Florence - Monte Morello and the sad story of the black pines

Monte Morello is the highest mountain (934 mt) among those close to the city, easily reachable in half an hour by car or by bus, and is the favorite destination of Florentines for nature walks and picnics. You can find meadows, equipped paths, breathtaking views and a dense forest of...

Street Art from a past not to be forgotten

On the walls of Florence you can often see discolored paintings dating back to a distant era, circles with a black border with writings, arrows and letters in the center. They are the signage for the anti-aircraft protection created during World War II, signaling the population the presence of anti-aircraft...

Other Architectures in Florence - The Central Market of San Lorenzo

The San Lorenzo Market or Central Market is famous all over the world and frequented by anyone who visits Florence. Outside there are stalls for souvenirs, clothing, items made with leather and fabrics, inside you can find groceries on the ground floor, restaurants and gastronomies on the first floor.The building...

Street Art in Florence - Two boxers: punching or hugging each other?

Street Art not ephemeral - TWO BOXERS.  A new "authorized" mural of great quality in via Rocca Tedalda on a 6-storey building in the "case minime" of Rovezzano. This mural was commissioned to Basik and Run, two important Street Art artists, by Casa SPA, the company of the municipalities of...

The Gardens of Florence - Villa Fabbricotti

Far from the madding crowd! If you are attending one of our courses, take a break and stroll at - VILLA FABBRICOTTI  A short walk from Piazza della Libertà, in via Vittorio Emanuele II, there's a beautiful green space, a luxurious villa on top of a terraced hill, a rich vegetation...

Other architectures in Florence - The Art Nouveau Greenhouse by Giacomo Roster

Not only Renaissance, other times, other architectures - THE LIBERTY GREENHOUSE BY GIACOMO ROSTER.The Orticoltura Garden was established for botanical scientific experiments in 1859 by the Georgofili Academy, an association founded in 1753, in the Enlightenment climate, for the study of agricultural techniques. Vineyards, fruit trees, vegetables and eccentric and...

The Chianti Classico Wine and its Black Rooster: a 600-year-old “logo”

Every company, every organization can’t do without a logo, a symbol to be recognized immediately, placed on  products, websites, letterheads, documents, advertising, labels, wherever possible. It has a strong evocative and commercial power and companies often invest heavily in this graphic representation to which an important industrial design sector is...

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