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The Gardens of Florence

Giardino Bardini, wisteria
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…

Florence and its Markets

I am sure that many of you admire the abundance of Italian markets. What a pleasure seeing fresh fruits and vegetables, hundred types of cheeses, various cured meats and hams, infinite types of fresh meat and fish, shrimps, mussels, olive…

A Day between the Ruins

A Half Day Trip to Ancient Fiesole   The city of Florence originated from a Roman colony established probably around 59 BC as a settlement for the Roman veteran soldiers. However, the surrounding area had been populated much earlier, not by the…

Let’s Have Some Ice-cream!

The best gelaterie in Florence.   When you talk to people born and raised in Florence, sometimes you have the impression that the Florentines have invented literally everything: soccer, opera, linear perspective, crepes, onion soup or even talcum powder. There is…