“Florence is my perfect stage”. Interview with tourist guide Tatjana Gorina

Being a tourist guide in a city with a history and cultural heritage as rich as Florence’s is a challenging …

Florence submerged: the flood of November 4, 1966

Today, November 4th, it is exactly 48 years ago that a flood hit Florence that submerged the city under several …

The abbey and forest of Vallombrosa

Approximately 35 km southeast of Florence lays the Abbey of Vallombrosa surrounded by a large forest that stretches over 1279 hectares …

Florentine artisans open their studios for a weekend

Various artisan design studios opened their doors this weekend to offer visitors a peek behind the scenes. Twelve studios participated in …

“What Food R U” seminar in Florence reveals how food can become healthier during preparation

Never in the entire history of mankind have we been so conscious about food as we are today. Countless books …

A boat trip on the Arno with the historical Renaioli

See Florence from a different viewpoint with a Renaioli boat trip and pass under the ancient Ponte Vecchio in a traditional flat-bottomed boat.

The blessing of the wine and a crazy cart with oxen

During this traditional September parade the Chianti wine is blessed and an ox cart filled with 1500 bottles is pulled through the city.

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