Children are considered part of mainstream society in Italy and so you’ll find few child-specific facilities and amusements, and Tuscan cities are not particularly child-friendly. There is still plenty to do, though, with the bonus that children are indulged, respected and integrated into whatever’s going on.
Florence & Tuscany for Children
FAMILY FRIENDLY AREAS Tuscany can keep most outdoor families occupied from exploring tiny towns to cycling, hiking and horseback riding. Some children will be bored after a short time in Florence or the larger towns, so punctuate culture with time in the country or at the beach. Many families find a villa with a pool makes the ideal base Continue reading
Flea market in Florence.
A incredible secret corner in Florence, antiques at the flea market on Piazza dei Ciompi.
Every last weekend of each month, in Piazza dei Ciompi, a splendid square in the distrect of Sant Ambrogio ( near Piazza Santa Croce ) , centre of Florence, hosts a wonderful antiques market.
Flea market in Florence
This flea market is where the townsfolk gather to poke about amid the mountains of junk and bric-a-brac that every self-respecting household should be able to cough up sooner Continue reading
Festivals and Events in Florence Italy
March & April
Scoppio del Carro ( Easter Sunday ):
Florence’s Scoppio del Carro ( Explosion of the Cart ) dates back to the 11th century, when a carousel of fireworks was lit to spread the good news of Easter. A ceremonial cart stuffed with incendiaries is wheeled into Piazza del Duomo ( Cathedral of Florence ) , and a wire is run to the statue of the Virgin on top of the Dome and into the cathedral. At about 11pm the wire is lit and a mechanical dove slides down to the cart causing an explosion, igniting the fireworks. Magnificent !
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino www.maggiofiorentino.it or http://www.operadifirenze.it/en/:
This is Florence’s major music festival, held in venues inside and outside across the Continue reading
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Sterling flies high! It’s currently the best time to exchange pounds for euros in 7 years, thereby greatly cutting the cost of renting a Tuscany villa when you holiday in Italy. To be specific, just recently sterling reached a mighty 1.4256 against Europe’s common Continue reading
Top 4 Reasons to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Tuscany
It’s a breathtaking vision which is truly the stuff of dreams: soaring over lush valleys, rugged mountains, majestic rivers and sylvan vineyards which are home to the terracotta roofs of white-washed villas and rambling cottages. In the distance, great cities loom while the wine dark sea is just another sweep among the clouds away.
Hot air balloon rides in Tuscany
10 of the best budget accommodations in Florence
1) Cheap Loft Piazza Duomo
A little loft in the heart of Florence, which recently changed its interior decoration ffrom ancient to modern, almost Japanese. 1 bedrooms, 1 sofabed, 1 bathroom and a little view of the the impetuous cathedral of Florence. The owner is very happy and will provide any useful information about Florence. Internet free The best part about this Continue reading
Very hard to decide, as Florence is full of incredible accommodations and the definition of romantic or luxury varies a lot from person to person.
Americans (for example) like to stay in a place with all facilities ( air conditioned, tv sat, pool, spa etc ), That’s right , the holiday is sacred I say! This inflates the prices of some hotels, rendering them less attractive, especially during the hight season ( April, May, June, July, September, October, new year ) The hotels gather about 75-80% of tourist. Continue reading
5 jaw-dropping villa suites in Tuscany
Villa Fienile is an ancient barn renovated and furnished in a typical Tuscan style. Tuscan villa with private pool colse to Faltognano (1 km), in the country of Florence, Tuscany. Continue reading
5 wonderful views of Florence from: terraces, squares, strategic points, penthouses for rent, accommodations:
1- Giardino delle Rose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giardino_delle_rose_(Firenze)
Florence Giardino delle Rose
2- Terrazza Fiesole Apartment. Holiday apartment with view. http://www.tuscanyaccommodations.org/uk/Florence_Apartments-7/Fiesole_Apartments-6/Terrazza_Fiesole_Apartment-270/
Terrazza Fiesole Apartment
3- Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence (Michelangelo Square). The main square of Continue reading
10 stunning boutique apartments for holiday in Florence. Transformed by the best Italian architects:
Terrazza Duomo Apartment:
Apartment with panoramic view and a Fiat 500 inside the living-room. Listen: http://www.tuscanyaccommodations.org/uk/Florence_Apartments-7/Piazza_Duomo_Apartments-7/Terrazza_Duomo_Apartment-300/
Piazza Signoria Apartment:
Apartment Piazza Signoria Florence
Elegant studio in Piazza Signoria, 100 meters from the Uffizi Gallery. Listen: Continue reading