Siena is a well preserved Medieval town located 30 miles south of Florence. It is set on three hills.
One of the main area in this town is piazza del Campo; a large scallop shaped square. It is... more
Would you like to see the David without any crowds? Would you want to visit the David and uffzi in 3 hours?
We did it. It was one of the magical and surreal sights. Turning right and viewing the... more
Situated on the hilly patches of Tuscany and bisected by the polluted-but-pretty Arno River, there is no denying that Florence is heart-achingly scenic and romantic. One of the greatest (and cheapest)... more
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is a Florentine painter that experienced an upheaval mid-career. Early on, he was under the patronage of Lorenzo d’Medici and created such fabulous paintings as Birth of... more
One thing I love about shopping in italy is that all the stuff they sell exudes a certain style and quality. This is esspecially true with regards to leather goods and clothing.
We all know the... more
Florence or Firenze is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one... more
Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) was a genius when it came to architecture and engineering. The triumph of his career can be seen from all over Florence and the surrounding areas: the dome of the... more
if you bring your laptop tod Florence, there are plenty of places to access to access free wi-fi
remember to take your ID with you, to sign up.
Moyo: (santa croce) - Via dei Benci
popular cafe bar... more
The Relais il Canpanile is a fantastic hotel in Florence. It has a perfect location - one block from the Duomo and two blocks from the Accademia. Sarah , the owner is very friendly and helpful. The... more
Just down the street from the Duomo you will find the Florence Flea Market, a series of small stalls linning both sides of the street for quite a distance. You can find things like touristy things as... more
I love all of Florence because after taking my History of Western Art course where we started with Florence.... Well, I fell in love with the city. When I actually had the chance to visit it, I... more
When I first walked around the cities of Italy, I was taking photos of all the art and sculptures. I finally couldn't help but notice all the works of art that were the young Italian women all around... more
This map I found on the internet, it's pretty and shows you the villages in Tuscany. It would be a shame not to get out of Florence while you're there. The surrounding villages are just too beautiful! more
Master Pietro Tacca originally sculpted this bronze boar, located in front of the Mercato Nuovo, in the early 17th century.
It is said that rolling a coin down its snout into the fountain brings... more
Italians are famous for their ice cream, and Florence has so great icecream shops, some offering over 40 flavours. Forget about the calories, and ENJOY My daughter going into every icecream shop she... more
If I had the choice of being in Florence in summer or winter, the end of November, December would win hands down. It might be a little chilly (sometimes very chilly) in the morning and evenings, but... more
You best try some wine when in this part of the country for its world renowned. It's cheap and it's good. Drinking wine into the night talking to people from around the world staying at our hostel... more
Florence has become my favorite city in all of Europe. I didn’t think Paris could be topped but Florence has enchanted me. So much history, art, architecture, and friendly people all in one place! My...
I live in Florence, but I spent the last 2 years working in Milan and before I've been living in the South of France and in Germany. This is what I see from my terrace and this is what I really like...
This is what happened to Nettuno in summer of 2005!, some barbarian tourist climbed up on the statue and have broken its right hand. The Neptune Fountain, work of Ammannati, was carried out between......