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RESIDENCE IL GAVILLACCIO - Figline Valdarno
Gavillaccio is in a panoramic location bordering Chianti and positioned in the middle of the triangle formed by the cities of Florence, Siena and Arezzo.
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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 impossible for one to forget or ignore. Like any other cities in Italy, Christmas here is traditional and old-style. The delicious traditional foods, which have... continue
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RELAIS VILLA BELPOGGIO - Loro Ciuffenna
Villa Belpoggio dates back to the 17th century and was built as a "summer house" by a florentine noble family. Under the supervision of the Fine Arts Department the Villa has been totally restaured in 2003/2005 to become a charming small hotel with a special ...
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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 panoramic view on it. From the B&B windows you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels and the Duomo of Santa Maria del... continue
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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 surrounded by a few copies of his masterpieces. From the Square continue down the slope until the Porta San Niccolò with the high, majestic tower. Splendid views over the hills... continue
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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 on a blue and topped by a gabled frameThe inscription "Rex Regum et Dominus dominantium" was placed in 1551 for Cosimo I. Inside the building you can appreciate the... continue
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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 as: Dorer, Rembrandt, Rubens and a famous collection of portraits. To complete these works, there are the sculptures and a collection of ancient tapestries. It was the... continue
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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 Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294. Consecrated in 1443, his nineteenth-century facade has three cusps. The church tower was built on a design by G. Baccani and dates back to... continue
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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 Pisano and Francesco Talenti. The facade, in Gothic style, belongs to the period of eight hundred. In 1434, the work of the cathedral came to an end and the church was... continue
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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 the same place the other three decks from which it takes origin: the Roman, the one that collapsed in 1117, and that once again was destroyed by a flood of the Arno in... continue
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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 work takes its name). The bell tower has a height of 84 meters, decorated with diamond-shaped and hexagonal panels, designed by Andrea Pisano, Alberto Arnoldi and Luca della... continue
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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 cristianesimo when neophytes, still not baptized, could not enter the cathedral that was a consecrated place. So the baptism was held in the Baptistery. The Baptistery of Florence... continue
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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 churches of this era are within the city center of Florence. The „Duomo“ of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, built by famous Filippo Brunelleschi, is the fourth largest... continue
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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 illuminated by the moon, or simply walking through the streets with artists singing and painting along the streets. Do not forget to go see the beautiful view of Florence from... continue
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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 pageant, complete with a procession, flag throwers and music. As people performed, others set up the fireworks on a huge cart led in by white oxen. The climatic moment was... continue
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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 yet). It's an unassuming two-storey casa built in 1910 on the foundations of the original house, on an otherwise nondescript street corner, except that the street has... continue
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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 distinctive white, green and pink marble design on the facade. From the outside, it has to be one of the most beautiful churches in the world - at least, it's the most beautiful... continue
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The Santa Croce Basilica is also known as the "Temple of the Italian Glories", in reference to the many illustrious Italians who have been buried in its crypt. Construction of the basilica began in 1294 and it was consecrated by the pope in 1442. The tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini, just to name a few, can be found at Santa Croce. There is also a cenotaph dedicated to Dante Alighieri, the... continue
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This is perhaps the most popular square in Florence. Is is dominated by Palazzo Vecchio and it shares it with the Loggia and the Uffizi Gallery. There are many statues here, giving the whole area the feeling of an open-air museum. In one part of the square is a great equestrian statue of Cosimo I Medici. The loggia has a number of statues including numerous classical, renaisance and later works. Most notable of... continue
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I truly love this spot and whereas some of the gardens, especially in the midst of the summer are hot and full of people, this corner of the garden is like a little paradise where one can easily spend a good hour relaxing, reading, chatting, thinking, resting... Following a tree-lined and statue-clad allee I arrived upon to what I consider to be one of the most enchanting spots of Florence: the Piazzolo... continue
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If you're looking for Michelangelo's David or Botticelli's Venus, then this is the place. The powerful Medici family commissioned Giorgio Vasari to design the building as an administrative office, in the late 16th century. As the works of art accumulated, it became Italy's best-endowed gallery. In 1737, Anna Maria Ludovica de Medici, last of her line, bequeathed it to the city as a public museum. Again, no visit to... continue
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Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. In 1345 the current bridge replaced an earlier wooden one that was swept away in a flood. It is also the only bridge that was not bombed during World War II. Goldsmiths took up resident centuries ago, building extensions from their shops that overhang the river. Although no craftsmen actually "work" in their shops today, the jewellery is beautiful. The area is great... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Antony Red

This region is one of the most astonishing ones in Italy for me, especially in spring. This wide and beautiful landscape with its small hills everywhere and the sparkling sun! When entering into the Tuscan capital and going to our hotel, we passed through the narrow streets along the Arno river. On our first day in Florence, we went to the Uffizi Gallery and we immediately realized that it had been a good idea to... continue
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Guide written by the community written by Fabrizio Rossi

Florence, with its monuments and museums, has for certain well deserved the title of Humanity’s estate UNESCO.The ideal stay to admire everything this city offers would be at least ten days, but thank to its compactness you can move from a spot to another one easily by foot and maybe find a corner, in one of its alleys, where you can sip a good coffee.For sure one of the very first stages it’s the Santa Maria del... continue
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GRAND HOTEL CROCE DI MALTA WELLNESS & GOLF - Montecatini Terme e Tettuccio
In a privileged setting, beside the themal park of Montecatini Terme, in one of the most elegant boulevards and just a short walk from the center, the Grand Hotel Croce di Malta Wellness & Golf is one of the most prestigious four stars "Superior" hotels of ...

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