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5 tea room in Florence for a wonderful afternoon

5 tea room in Florence for a wonderful afternoon

Are you in Florence and in need of an afternoon break between visiting a wonderful museum and an enchanted garden? In the cold months, there is nothing better than a small and cosy place where you can indulge in delicious pastries and a steaming cup of tea or coffee.   Here is the list of the 5 places where you should spend an afternoon, if you want to try a fantastic Florentine tearoom! La Via del Tè (The Tea Street) is a British-style tearoom, where comfortable armchairs are waiting for you. There you can choose among an incredibly wide range of delicious, hot or cold teas, which are...

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New Year’s Eve: The Florentine Squares Come to Life with Music

New Year’s Eve: The Florentine Squares Come to Life with Music

New Year’s Eve will be celebrated in a magical way on every street corner in Florence; there will be a lot of concerts in all the squares in the city centre. Mario Biondi is the special guest this New Year’s Eve: his soul voice will be the protagonist at the Parco delle Cascine. This great Sicilian baritone singer will play live music ranging from jazz to blues. This year the popular New Year’s Eve concert has been moved from Piazza Santa Maria Novella to the Parco delle Cascine because of work in progress around the piazza. This year Florence invited excellent Italian...

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The 5 temporary exhibitions you shouldn’t miss in 2015 in Florence!

The 5 temporary exhibitions you shouldn’t miss in 2015 in Florence!

It is not yet 2015, but there are already five exhibitions scheduled for next year that you must see in Florence. “Gherardo delle Notti – Quadri bizzarissimi e cene allegre” (Gherardo of the Nights – Bizarre Paintings and Cheerful Dinners) at the Uffizi Gallery from February 10th to May 24th. This exhibition is entirely dedicated to Gerrit van Honthorst and his artistic activity during his years in Italy. This painter used to be called “Gherardo of the Nights” because of his incredible ability to represent candle-lit scenes, which are disarmingly beautiful...

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3…2…1… New Year’s Eve in Florence!

3…2…1… New Year’s Eve in Florence!

You will never forget that New Year’s Eve you celebrated in Florence! You could say goodbye to the old year and welcome in 2015 in this wonderful and magical city. Many restaurants in the city centre offer you special menus to wait together for midnight! Young people have an incredibly wide range of events and parties to choose from! All the clubs in the city centre and in the nearby districts have already revealed their menus and their price for New Year’s Eve dinner. And the various clubs (Moma, Obihall, Yab and Tenax) didn’t forget to announce the names of the...

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Christmas in Florence: magical lights, street markets and wonderful views

Christmas in Florence: magical lights, street markets and wonderful views

Experiencing the everyday life of a December day in Florence is just heart-warming. Despite the freezing air, Florence is even more fascinating in winter, and Christmas creates a more magical atmosphere. In this period, there are many events in the main squares of the historic centre. In Piazza Santa Croce, you can wander around the Heidelberg Christmas market from December 3 to 21. It is a traditional street market where you can look for original gift ideas, Christmas decorations and Northern European food products. The market is open every day from 10am to 8pm. Staying on the topic of...

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The “Mercatale” and the markets of Florence

The “Mercatale” and the markets of Florence

Getting lost in the streets in Florence is a wonderful experience, it allows you to admire breath-taking views and to breathe the same air that has inspired great personalities and artists of the past. By strolling around the city centre, you could stumble upon Dante’s house, where the world renowned poet Dante Alighieri lived in the heart of Florence, between the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Even though for the residents it is nothing new, visiting Dante’s house is a suggestive experience: the museum retraces Dante’s life and you could learn many details of his family, his...

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