Stalin in Florence
You can imagine how I was surprised when I saw a leaflet at a wall with a profile of Stalin and inscription “Viva Stalin!”. Don’t know what did it mean in July of 1996…
- Historical Travel
Bars in Italy
It's not what we call a bar in America. They serve yummy food and beer & wine are available. Prices are generally better than at the restaurants. The service is faster too.
Padloks on the Ponte Vecchio
Lovers attach a padlock to any exposed metal on the Old Bridge, then throw the key into the Arno to demonstrate their eternal affection.
Nobody is immune to charitable donations....
Most big cities have their share of homeless and downtrodden. Florence may have once been the home to famous people like the Medicis, but it's also got its share of underclass, too.
I found it wonderfully old fashioned to buy...
I found it wonderfully old fashioned to buy breads, cheeses and hams by the weight, and not prepackaged from a panificio/alimentari. Good to be able to buy any amount .
- Family Travel
Look out for speeding scooters
It seems everybody in Florence owns a scooter. This small vehicles race through the streets, so be aware!
Parking of scooters is always done in groups.
Italian without an accent..
Here is the place where Italian language is being talked without an accent.. The best Italian is being spoken here..
A good horse deserves its lunch...
I know, this is not much cultural... and no guidance is needed for this tip... but I liked this horse... and this section was the only possible one for my nice horse!
- Arts and Culture
Socializing in the square!
This is the place to meet, we found hundreds of people sitting on the steps and socializing.
It is a beautiful place to meet to plan the night.
The electrical current in Italy is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take plugs with two round prongs.
Art is everywhere in Florence...
Art is everywhere in Florence and art, after all, is part of culture! This is a picture I took in Santa Maria del Carmine in Oltrarno of one of Masaccio's marvelous paintings.
Famous persons like...
Famous persons like Macchiavelli and Michelangelo lived in Florence. On the picture: the house of Macchiavelli.
At Florence do you needa...
At Florence do you needa couple of extra eyes, to see all the beauty that there is.
Its a famous city with a wide historical culture.
A real place for artists and cultural lovers.
All museum tickets have the...
All museum tickets have the same design. And they are absolutely beautiful. You cannot throw them away.
Going to line up to see...
Going to line up to see Porcellino the pig and paying for good luck! The nose of Porcellino has now been rubbed shiny!
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