Monthly Archives: May 2014

“Al Fresco” Restaurant’s summer opening

What should we do tonight? It's hot, so how about going to an outdoor restaurant... the first that springs to mind is "Al Fresco", Grand Hotel Minerva's outdoor restaurant in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, which just opened a few days ago for the summer season. Just like last year, an elegant, laid-back atmosphere reigns. We had a glass of prosecco to get started and have something to sip while you peruse the new menu. I went for fish and my friend chose meat. The starter I chose

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The New Upper floor of Central Market

Last April 23, the upper floor of Florence's Mercato Centrale (Central Market) reopened, just in time to honor the 140 years since its long-ago opening in 1874. Once a fruit and vegetable market (now on the ground floor), the first floor has been closed for several years and is now reopening with a spruced-up, modern look and a variety of food stands and shops. Made curious by its newness, on Friday evening I decided to spend the evening there with my boyfriend and a couple of

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A #mustsee ! Catch it before it ends⚡️
From September 21st 2017 to January 21st 2018 Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna, a spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the 16th century in Florence showcasing over seventy works of art by artists such as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo Ammannati. Truly amazing.
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Magic from our rooftop terrace.
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