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  • Ostello del Bigallo, the best cycling holiday

    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Bagno a Ripoli is a charming town set in the Florentine Hills of Tuscany. The township, which has an extension of around 70 km², is filled with architecture from the Middle Ages as well as the Renaissance periods. This... continue

  • Casa Cares – Retreat and Group Meeting Centre

    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Fancy a holiday in the countryside, or a quiet retreat where you can work, study, or relax immersed in nature? Then Casa Cares – Retreat and Group Meeting Centre is the place to go. This beautiful villa overlooks the town of Reggello, located... continue

  • Christmas Lights and Gifts on the Florence Street

    written by Dave Mitchell

    Visiting Florence at Christmas can prove to be a spectacular event, which is truly magnificent.The decorative streets in Florence especially during Christmas times coupled by brilliant window displays with greens and reds and fairly lights make it... continue

  • B&B Il canto de Nelli

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The B&B Canto de’ Nelli is set in Tuscany, in the hearth of Florence, located just a few steps from Piazza del Duomo and from the Railway Station of Santa Maria Novella, and it offers just a few elegant rooms, overlooking the city of Florence with a... continue

  • Hotel La Gioconda ***

    written by Cedric Mills

    Hotel La Gioconda welcomes guests to Florence and to its beautiful historical center full of artistic buildings. Its particular and refined environment recalls the story from which the hotel gets its name and that made it celebrated a century ago.... continue

  • Hotel Excelsior ****

    written by Cedric Mills

    Located in Piazza Ognissanti, just a few steps from the renowned Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and Pitti Palace, the Westin Excelsior hotel combines contemporary ambiances with over seven centuries of Florentine history. Built in the thirteenth century... continue

  • Hotel degli Orafi ****

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Hotel degli Orafi is set in a stunning location, in the city centre of Florence, next to the River Arno and just a few steps away from the famous Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. This magnificent 4-star luxury hotel is located in an ancient... continue

  • Michelangelo Square

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    A superb panoramic view of Florence, here is the definition for the Piazzale Michelangelo. This square was designed by Giuseppe Poggi between 1865 and 1870. Here you can admire the monument to Michelangelo, located in the center of the square... continue

  • Palazzo Vecchio - Florence's Old Palace

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    In front of the facade of the Palazzo Vecchio, the visitor can see various sculptures, three of which are the copy of Michelangelo's David. Above the portal, always on the front,it is placed a medallion with the monogram of Christ flanked by lions... continue

  • The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The gallery offers an overview of the various schools of painting in Florence, through masterpieces. It includes collections of the Italian school (especially the Venetian school, in an area rich in the Flemish school), Dutch and German artists such... continue

  • The Basilica of Santa Croce

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    It represents the purity of the Gothic style. One of the oldest Franciscan basilica, in which are preserved famous works of art. The Basilica of Santa Croce is one of the largest churches of Florence. The construction of the basilica was begun by... continue

  • Florence's Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, it is the result of many artists who worked there over several centuries. Works for the construction of the cathedral began on 8 September 1296 and continued under several master builder: Giotto, Andrea... continue

  • The Old Bridge

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Until 1957, the Florentine bridges were six. Currently there are ten. As the name implies, the Old Bridge, by Fioravante dei Neri (1345), is the oldest of the city. Not only because it is the only authentic bridge surviving, but because it sits in... continue

  • Giotto's bell tower

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Dressed in white, green and pink marble, the bell tower of the Duomo of Florence (dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore) was the work of Andrea Pisano and Francesco Talenti between 1334 and 1359. The author of the project was Giotto (from which the... continue

  • The Baptistery

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    First, a baptistery annes is a building with a cathedral or a cathedral, where, in the past, was officiated the rite of baptism. Why having a separate place from the the Cathedral? This separation has its origins in the early centuries of... continue

  • Florence – UNESCO World Heritage Site

    written by Dave Mitchell

    In 1982, the UNESCO declared the historic center of Florence as World Heritage Site for its important cultural heritages, i.e. churches, monuments and buildings representing the artistic and historic period Renaissance. Two of the most important... continue

  • Nightlife in Florence

    written by Dave Mitchell

    Besides being rich in history and art, Florence offers numerous opportunities for fun, with many clubs, pubs and discos. The nights can be spent in Florence not only inside a pub, but also on the road watching the marvelous monuments... continue

  • Easter Sunday in Florence

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    If you ever have the chance, spend Easter Sunday in Florence. It is a marvellous day and was one of our favorites. We got to the Piazza del Duomo around 9am and were lucky to get a place where we could see. For the next two hours, there was a... continue

  • Dante's Home

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Fans of the Il Sommo Poeta (The Supreme Poet) Dante Alighieri would be pleased to know that the Florentine and Italian authorities have "reconstructed" his birthplace for what could be a potential object of some sort of pilgrimage (if it's not that... continue

  • Florence's Cathedral: Santa Maria del Fiore

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    Santa Maria del Fiore, the main cathedral of Florence, probably is the city's most easily recognizable structure. The big orange dome of the duomo can be seen from quite a few streets away, and as you get closer, you begin to recognize the... continue

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