Giglio of Florence: The story behind the lily that turned out not be a lily at all.
There are numerous workshops and little shops in Florence waiting to be discovered where the old artisan crafts are still practiced in a traditional way and where young designers set the trend. Florentine Experience Shopping will take you there.
The beautiful marble facade of the Santa Maria Novella church is quite the eye-catcher and the richly decorated chapels inside are of breathtaking beauty.
During the summer months, the ancient city gate of San Niccolò opens its doors to the public. Climb the 160 steps to the top for a 360° view of Florence.
Things to see
Dutch artist Marina des Tombe has made her home in the beautiful Chianti region where she offers painting courses from her house in the Tuscan countryside.
For many centuries the Zuccotto was the most appreciated dessert in Florence. Now it is making a comeback thanks to the Bottega di Pasticceria.
The Dutch photo artist Robbert Frank Hagens made unique panoramic photographs of Florence from a helicopter using an old camera with slide film.