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Vasari Corridor shut down

Vasari’s famous corridor, as well as one of Florence’s top attractions has been closed off with immediate action as of Monday, 11th of July 2016. The news was communicated by museum officials, following a fire department inspection which took place … Continue reading

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Florence’s 1st Cultural Kickstarter Campaign Kicks Off

A new international crowdfunding campaign is being launched to restore the historic loggia of the Pazzi Chapel in Florence, Italy. It is the first time such an endeavour has been undertaken for a restauration in Florence, being led by the … Continue reading

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From Italy with love: naked males in classic art

A list of the top 10 male nudes in art  was recently compiled by The Guardian. And with Italians being well-known for being great artists with an eye for beauty (and oft-times being not too hard on the eye themselves), … Continue reading

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New Year in Florence… in March?

A great travel tip for Italy is to check if any unique festivals and events are being held during the time of your visit. For example, March 25 is the day of the Annunciation. It is also the Florence New Year’s … Continue reading

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What remains – dark discoveries in Florence, Italy

Many may have skeletons in the closet, but it has recently been discovered that one of Florence’s must-see museums has been hiding much more than a metaphorical dark secret. An ancient mass grave holding around 60 skeletons has been found … Continue reading

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Frittelle: delicious Tuscan sweet recipe

Italians love marking every celebration and festival with a traditional food item. Around the time of Carnevale and the feast day of St Joseph (which in Italy is also Father’s Day), you’re likely to start seeing some delicious sweets known … Continue reading

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Parades in Florence – history, tradition and fashion (of a sorts)

Certainly a unique thing to see in Florence is a historical parade. For those of you that missed the spectacular event on 6th January in Italy, here are some photos of the re-enactment of the “Cavalcata dei Magi” – procession of … Continue reading

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‘Twas two nights before Christmas in Florence, Italy

Winter in Florence, Italy and it’s Christmastime. The city streets buzz with locals out shopping for those last-minute gifts, taking an evening stroll to admire the Christmas lights or heading out to meet and greet friends for a Christmas drink. … Continue reading

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In the round around Italy: great art on the streets of Italy

Italy is said to house more than half the world’s greatest artworks. But they are not all locked away in museums. Here is a tiny selection of statues seen in some of the streets and piazzas of Italy and the … Continue reading

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This little piggy went to market: Florence’s Porcellino

Italians love a good market. From fresh food to artwork and even fashion items, markets offer a great way to truly shop like a local. And hey, if you have to buy a few Florentine leather handbags along the way, … Continue reading

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