Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas in Florence

At this time of year, Florence becomes all the more majestic and beautiful, graced by the special magic of Christmas lights throughout its center and shops. Not only is there the traditional glittering tree in Piazza Duomo, we have a spellbinding display of lights and installations throughout Florence's streets, including the grandiose installation by Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Mercato Centrale. Florence is also readying for the holidays with events and markets throughout town,

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Christmas magic amidst lace, silk and embroidery

The season is upon us — glittering firs, the scent of cinnamon... in the mood for snow while sneaking bites of Christmas cake. We get inspired to decorate our homes and bake reindeer-shaped cookies. This is the season of little pleasures, sipping coffee together at breakfast, sitting by a fire and keeping warm together, stealing a minute from her hectic cold days to tell someone we love them, and, of course, presents under the tree. Yes, presents too. Because Christmas may be about spirit, love

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Toscana ‘900 exhibition

Villa Bardini is one of Florence's most beautiful, hidden-away locations, and it would be worth visiting if only for its wonderful scenic position — you can get a shot of Florence's Duomo from a perfect perspective — and its Italian-style garden is considered among the ten finest in Italy. And now, only at this time of year, there is even more reason to visit — the Toscana '900 exhibition, open throughout the Christmas season until January 10, 2016, organized by the Region of Tuscany and the

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Such a beautiful perspective on Florence by @collagevintage ❤️ Most of the photos taken on our rooftop feature the majestic Duomo, but this view of the old roofs going towards the Oltrarno is truly magical. ...

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Our #cocktailbar is open every day from 7pm and Thursdays are all about jazz 🎷🍸 ...

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Grand Hotel Minerva

Merluzzo in salagione, cottura poché, verdure estive in giardiniera e acqua di pomodoro costoluto fiorentino. 🍅🥕🐟 #summermenu #labuonanovella ...

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