Monthly Archives: March 2013

One of Florence’s most important events: the Explosion of the Cart

In Italy Easter is a much celebrated holiday. Italians celebrate this important period of the year for the Church not only because it is a major Catholic holiday. It is also a chance to take a break and get together with family (those who a far away often go home for the holiday). Photo credits: http://www.giuseppesabella.it In many towns and small villages, historic and folklore reenactments are done of the Passion of Christ. Plus, this is the time of year when winter is over and spring is

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Taste brings you Tuscany’s gastronomical excellence

The Taste Fair just ended in Florence. For eight years, the event has been held in March at Stazione Leopolda, offering up the best of Tuscan and Italian food. This event has grown so much over the years that it was even reviewed in the New York Times, as an event not to be missed if you plan to visit Florence on Springtime. "Fuori di Taste": events in Florence During the three days of the fair, in addition to the stands in Stazione Leopolda, there are a plethora of events around town,

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Visiting Florence on a Monday

All those visiting Florence on a Monday should know that some of its preeminent museums are closed, including the Uffizi and the Accademia. But never fear! Florence still has a vast treasure trove to make tourists of every ilk fall in love with it... We decided to put together a short guide to some of the museums that tourists should be sure to check out during their stay. For example, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month, the doors of the Bargello Museum stay open. Here you can admire

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Le Fonticine: a good dining experience

Last night, I had the great pleasure of dining in a restaurant smack dab in Florence's center. Off of the city's more crowded streets, by the famous Mercato Centrale of San Lorenzo, "Le Fonticine" is well worth a try. When I came into the restaurant, the first impression wasn't that great as there was just a small dining area with four little tables. But then I went down a little hallway and by an open kitchen with an inviting warm hearth and came to a large dining area with wooden beams on the

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