Monthly Archives: April 2013

Winetown, back in town!

Winetown is returning to Florence for its fourth edition on Friday, May 17 and Saturday May 18, 2013. Dedicated to the world of wine, the event will take place in various squares and historical buildings throughout Florence. Some of these buildings are not normally open to the public but will open their doors for these two days—an event highlight brought back by popular demand. Wine tastings will be held in magnificent inner courtyards featuring the stands of some of the best wine producers in

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Barberino Outlet: leading italian brands with 30% discount!

The other day, I decided to go to Barberino Designer Outlet in Barberino in Mugello, between Florence and Bologna. My daughter had pointed out that her sneakers were just a wee-bit too tight! Feet grow fast when you're twelve. These "tight spots" every month were getting expensive. Why not try shopping in an outlet? At the Barberino Outlet (McArthurGlen) there are leading brands with 30% to 70% discount! It's super easy to get there from Florence, taking highway A1 and exiting at Barberino. The

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Dining at Fellini’s, a romantic restaurant for two

A few nights ago my boyfriend had the wonderful idea of taking me to dinner at Fellini's, a restaurant specialized in fish-based dishes in Via Ghibellina, right across from Teatro Verdi, in the Santa Croce area. Needless to say, the name is a tribute to the famous film director Federico Fellini of whom the restaurant's owner is a great admirer. The first impression you get is of an elegant, classy restaurant. The space is not very large, making it ideal for a romantic dinner for two. While the

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The Dalì exhibition in Florence: we were there.

Welcome to a world of dreams... amidst the sculptures of the world's most famous surreal artist, the great Dalì. Through May 25, you can visit "The Dalì Universe" at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (a minute walk from Piazza Duomo). The show includes more than a thousand works, including sculptures, graphics, and furniture by the mad genius. Right away, the first room shows off his melting clocks, a symbol of the slow flow of time and its relativity, never still. Continuing on, we come to his crutches,

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