Tag Archives: Florence

Dalai Lama visits Florence for Festival delle Religioni

Dalai Lama visits Florence for Festival delle Religioni Dalai Lama was presented with the seal of piece during his recent visit for Festival delle Religioni.  The last time the Dalia Lama visited Florence was 18 years ago. Here is a video from his visit. Video from youtube   

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The Best Time To Visit Florence

THE BEST TIME TO COME TO FLORENCE When is the best time to come to Florence is a question I am often asked.  I’ve lived in Florence for almost 2 years now and had often visited here during different months for 8 years prior to my move. I’ll explain some pros and cons during all […]

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Artisan Chocolate Fair

Artisan Chocolate Fair The Artisan Chocolate Fair is an annual event which takes place in February in Florence. This year, the event takes place in Piazza SS. Annunziata from February 10th- February 19th and it is open from 10 AM to 10 PM. This 10 day event is filled with vendors selling hot chocolate, truffles, […]

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The Cavalcade of the Magi

The Cavalcade of the Magi The Cavalcade of the Magi is an annual parade held on Epiphany in Florence.  This grand parade has hundreds of participants dressed in costumes, flag throwers, animals and much more.  The procession starts at Pitti Palace and ends at the Duomo where the 3 wise men present their gifts to […]

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Top Day Trips From Florence Without A Car

Top Day Trips From Florence Without A Car Since moving to Florence, I have received a lot of emails asking for suggestions for day trips from those travelling without a car. I always advise using Florence as a base because the trains and buses make it very easy to visit other cities. Florence is also […]

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Ashley Olsen Murder: Defendant found guilty and sentenced

Ashley Olsen Murder: Defendant found guilty and sentenced  Ashley Olsen was an American found dead in her apartment on January 9, 2016 in the San Frediano area of Florence.  She had sustained skull fractures and had been strangled. The defendant Cheik Diaw, was found guilty today and sentenced to 30 years imprisonment and ordered to […]

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Aperitivo in Florence

Aperitivo in Florence Aperitivo is a nightly ritual which usually takes place between 7 pm and 9pm.  It is also referred to as Apericena because it is a before dinner drink combined with food.  Some restaurants offer a light snack with an aperitivo while others put out a spread of food fit for a king. […]

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Christmastime in Florence

Christmastime in Florence Christmastime in Florence is certainly a magical time in Florence.  The city is filled with Christmas decorations, light shows and cheer.  Here is a video a made to share the beautiful atmosphere of Florence during Christmastime.  Sights in this video include Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, […]

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Inferno

Inferno Inferno is the 3rd installment of Dan Brown’s series which stars Tom Hanks and was directed by Ron Howard.   Filmed mainly in Florence, Italy, the cast was excited to return to Florence for the world premiere which took place on October 8, 2016. Here is a video of some scenes filmed in Florence […]

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Scuola del Cuoio

Scuola del Cuoio Scuola del Cuoio is a leather school in Florence which offers short and long term courses to students.   In addition, the school offers a free 15 minute visit to the public that includes a short introduction to the Scuola del Cuoio and a demonstration of the gilding of the leather.  Leather bags, […]

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