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Florence is one of the European capitals that has art and the love of fashion at its very core; and the place is well celebrated for its handmade leather items. Leather is synonymous with luxury and getting quality leather shoes or clothing while here can be a great way to make a fashion statement. Still, there are a few things you need to look at to get the perfect leather product.
Yeah, you’ve already seen the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore… or at least its dome and bell tower in pictures!
Italy is a country that is jammed packed with famous art. Here are 10 masterpieces you should see.
The western coastal region of Tuscany is known primarily for its delicious Italian cuisine, spectacular landscape, flourishing vineyards, and especially, the wines that originate in this region. There is much to do and explore in Tuscany including its beaches, monuments, museums, and parks. As a result, Tuscany is one of Italy’s favorite and most popular tourist destinations. Many regions in Italy today hold numerous cuisine and wine-oriented celebrations, events, and festivals throughout the year
“Piazza” means “Square” in Italian and it has always played an important role in Florentine history. Since many centuries ago people liked to meet with each other or go for a coffee in the squares in the city center. Explore the most beautiful and important piazzas in Florence to experience the spirit of the renaissance city.
Whether your internal temperature gauge is set to Fahrenheit or Celsius, as the mercury level climbs there is only so much a gelato can do. So do as the Italians do and head to the water. With over 40 pools in Florence it makes for a quick fix from the heat. They are all fairly easy to get to and relatively inexpensive. A quick run down of a few.
The city of Florence has a rich architectural and art heritage, which is preserved in its elegant piazzas (squares), Renaissance palazzi (palaces), and a host of art galleries / museums. Here, we have reviewed five major museums of Florence, where you can browse through drawings, paintings and sculptures created by famous artists.
The Accademia Gallery houses the statue of David - a marble statue of young shepherd mentioned in Bible, the St. Mathew, the Prisoners and other masterpieces by Michelangelo. read full article
Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Pucci… these brands are as synonymous with Italy as gelato and gnocchi. Fashion is a high priority for Italians, second only to food. Luckily a trip to Florence can satisfy both your need for fashion and food. Once you get your food fixed covered head to the outlet malls.
Thirty minutes south of Florence on the A-1 in the beautiful hills of Tuscany you can find The Mall. The drive alone is worth the trip, the golden fields are peppered with century old stone castles: it’s truly postcard perfect. read full article
Whether you are looking to add to the collection of vinyl you have back home or pick up a few “dischi” or records by your favourite artist, Florence has a healthy assortment of shops selling new and used albums. One euro deals have almost had their day, but like most cities it still offers up an occasional good find if you know what you are looking for and where to go. Didn’t find that rare Kraftwork or reissued James Brown LP? Don’t despair! With many of Florence’s record shops nestled in some of the city’s most inspiring neighbourhoods I can at least guarantee you will have an amazing time looking.
Data Records93 – Located between Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza delle Signoria the shop couldn’t be more convenient for students or the weekend visitor. read full article
Once you’ve had your fill of frescos and piazzas, it’s time to explore Florence’s nightlife. With a constant influx of university students and tourists, Florence has much to offer in the way of dance clubs and discos. While there are many to choose from, I found the below to be the most inciting.
Space Club is one of Florence’s largest discotheques, located in the center of town right near the S.M.N. train station. With two large floors and a capacity of 800 people, there seems to something for everyone. read full article
I sometimes feel a bit sorry for the children when they’re taken around cities like Florence and dragged to boring places like museums, galleries, churches and shops. They might realise what they’ve missed out on in about twenty years but that’s not what they want to hear there and then. What they want to hear is they’re heading off to somewhere really fun today. So here are a few ideas for days out in between the Duomo and the Academy of Fine Arts. If Brad and Angelina can do it then so can you.
Undeniably the most conveniently situated for direct access to the centre is Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport, located 4km north-west of Florence. Among others, Alitalia, Meridiana, Lufthansa, Air France, bmi, and Iberia all fly into this airport. read full article
Are you planning to visit Florence in Italy, the cradle of the renaissance? Ponte Vecchio is one of the biggest Florentine attractions which you cannot miss. Find out more about its history before your travel.
Ponte Vecchio means in Italian “old bridge”. The bridge is the oldest and most famous of six Florence’s bridges over the Arno river. There are actually buildings on this medieval bridge which, since the 15th century, are occupied by jewelery shops. In the center of the bridge there are two panoramatic terraces facing both up and down the river. These offer a splendid view over the Arno. The bridge is mentioned in the famous aria “O mio Babbino Caro” from the Opera “Gianni Schiacchi“, by Giacomo Puccini. read full article
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Florence’s historic, cultural and artistic treasures are undeniably many of the world’s best. But that’s not the only thing the city has to offer. And 24 hours are all you need to discover how to live it up like a true Florentine! read full article
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