Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sabatini: 100 years old and fresh as a flower

Words like elegance, sophistication, and tradition don't suffice to describe Sabatini. It deserves many more adjectives, and prime among these is “amiable” to describe the two owners, Carlo and Claudio. Another word is “skill”, that of the owners and the waitstaff alike. As soon as we step into the restaurant, we are swept up in the place’s long, glorious history; just look at the framed scroll at the entrance bearing the signatures of illustrious figures like Eugenio Montale and Arthur

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Pitti Immagine Uomo men’s fashion fair

For a few days Florence is turning into the world capital of fashion. What's going on? Twice a year, in January and June, Florence opens its doors to the Pitti Immagine Uomo men's fashion fair. This is the 84th edition of the show. With a full roster of events from June 18 to June 21, 2013, the spotlight is on men's fashion for Spring Summer 2014 (in the fashion world, it's always about looking to the future). If you want to know what's going to be in fashion next year, keep your eyes peeled

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On the move through Florence

This afternoon I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day to go with my father-in-law on a bus tour of the city on one of the famous, red, City Sightseeing double-decker buses. In the past, I've done this in other cities in Europe, and I must say that the tour of Florence was on par with the others I've tried. Ticket can be bought both in hotels or on board and is valid for all three of the offered routes. We first took Route A that goes around the center and up to Piazzale

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The Feast of St. John, the patron saint of Florence

June 24 is the Feast of St. John, the patron saint of Florence. On the day there are many planned events to mark the event. It starts with a fabulous historic parade: with historic figures, flag bearers, drummers, and costumed ladies and knights through the streets of Florence. In addition to the costume parade there is also a special competition on the Arno with a race between the rowing clubs. Then there is the final Historic Florentine Soccer, a game like no other, which takes place in

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