Monthly Archives: June 2014

San Giovanni and its night of glittering fireworks

San Giovanni and its night of glittering fireworks is all over now! The weather was kind, a perfect evening with mild temperatures. Everything just right to open our new scenic terrace affording a 360-degree view of Florence. For San Giovanni (the holiday for Florence's patron Saint John), the terrace was chock full with some 140 people, hotel guests and Florentines alike. Everyone's eyes were raised to admire the spectacular firework show put on the City of Florence. Even if the Florence

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June 24 it’s a special day for Florence. An entire day of events dedicated to its patron San Giovanni. The amazing fireworks display seen from our rooftop it’s just the icing on the cake 24.06.2014 Summer Buffet: 9:00 pm Fuochi – Fireworks: 10:00 pm

Opening: Three-sixty, the brand new Rooftop Bar at the Hotel Minerva SUMMER BUFFET Veggie Cous Cous Sweet Cous Cous with dried and fresh fruit Fresh Fruit assortment Fresh fruit and Prosecco THE

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Pitti Uomo: Special Edition

We're on the brink of the huge men's fashion event that takes place in Florence twice a year. Pitti Uomo. This year is a special edition, marking the 60th anniversary of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana. Joining forces with the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and ICE, Pitti Immagine is planning a host of events, including outside of Pitti's usual setting, the Fortezza da Basso, bringing all of Florence in on the action. Most interestingly, the project brings in four of the

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Santa Maria Novella

After so many posts on so many different subjects, we realized we had yet to tell you about our most illustrious neighbor, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. For this very purpose, today I went to visit it. In 1121 it was already a monastery for Dominican friars; in 1470 it was expanded to its current appearance when Leon Battista Alberti completed the facade's upper part. Though alterations have been made to the interiors over the centuries, a great many masterpieces are still

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