Climb the city Gate of San Niccolò for a 360° view

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.

Museum of the Innocents pays tribute to 600 years of childcare

On June 24th, the Museum of the Innocents (Museo degli Innocenti) reopens to the public after years of extensive renovation. The museum pays tribute to the works of the Institute of the Innocents, the first organization in Europe to be exclusively dedicated to infancy and childcare.

Discovering Tuscany with an e-bike

You don't need to be a professional cyclist to tame the Tuscan hills. It's almost effortless with an e-bike. I spent an afternoon riding around near Montespertoli on an electric bike from Toscana by Bike.

Museum House Palazzo Davanzati takes you back in time

Florence has many beautiful historic palazzi and while wandering about the city I often wonder what daily life was like behind these stately facades. The answer to that question can be found in the museum house Palazzo Davanzati where the Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica is located.

Where to buy knitting wool in Florence

The best places to buy knitting wool in Florence for your creative hobbies.

The beauty of the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

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.

Recipe: Fried zucchini flowers

Zucchini flowers (fiori di zucca) are not just pretty to look at with their bright yellow and orange colors, they taste amazing as well! I love fried zucchini flowers in beer batter and it's so easy to do.

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