The Gardens of Florence

a walk through the Oltrarno   It’s springtime! Finally! We’ve been waiting for so long! This winter seemed endless, it was cold and even snowy, and we were waiting for the spring more than ever. Finally, here it is, with its colours and scents! Spring is the best time for walks and hikes and with […]

Italy, the Carnival and the Italian Table

Life in Tuscany has its own regular rhythm dictated by the changes of seasons, the sequence of feasts and holidays.  In Italy the winter period starts with the ponte (literally “bridge”, a long weekend) of 8th December, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The winter atmosphere is already there, and we start to think about […]

New Year’s Eve in Florence

  I love to travel during the New Year’s Eve period. Winter holiday are always quite magical and full of intimate atmosphere, but it is not always easy to organize a New Year’s Eve party away from home. Every place has its own traditions and its own way of celebrating the beginning of the New […]

The dreadful November

the flood of Florence, 4. 11. 1966     Autumn in Tuscany is one of my favourite seasons. It’s still warm outside so one can enjoy walks and hikes in the countryside and admire colourful landscapes with yellow, red and orange trees, bushes and vineyards. At the same time, November tends to be particularly rainy. […]

Gluten Free Florence

the Five Best Gluten Free Places in Town   Usually, when I meet new people and I say that I live in Italy, the eyes of my interlocutors light up, a big smile comes on their faces and they start to talk about their love for Italian food. No doubt, Italian cuisine is one of […]

Myths, Saints, Pagan Gods and Holy Stories – “The Cinquecento in Florence” Exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

From 21 September 2017 to 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozzi hosts the exhibition “The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna”curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali. We were all rather impatient to see the show and I have to say that my own expectations towards this exhibition were really high. Nothing strange in it, if […]