Monthly Archives: August 2014

Monalys: a little piece of heaven

Today, instead of talking about museums, monuments or restaurants, let's talk about a different sort of place — one that cultivates our beauty, starting from the Tuscan land. At 13r on Via Maggio is Officina Cosmetica Monalys. What's that? It's a one-of-a- kind place where beauty products are made to order based on a careful study of your skin. After a long, tiring day of shopping and visiting's the chance to pamper yourselves and your skin in this little piece of heaven

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Pescheria Di San Pietro: fresh fish and pasta

Everyone's going to Pescheria San Pietro… but not to buy a trout like its name — meaning fish shop in Italian — might suggest, but to have a nice meal of fresh pasta and great seafood. This new seafood restaurant opened about six months ago in Via Alamanni. Here fresh pasta is king on the menu. And, indeed, the monkfish ravioli and asparagus were exceptional. Before you come inside you can see where the fresh pasta is made, just in case you had any lingering doubt about the homemade

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Mid-August festivities in Florence

"Ferragosto" is the August 15th holiday for the Assumption of Mary. For Italians this day is the epitome of summer, when everything comes to a halt and everyone goes on vacation. In years gone by you couldn't find anything open on Ferragosto. Italian cities seemed paralyzed. Happily, things have changed and now many places plan activities for August 15th, for tourists and those staying at home alike. This goes for Florence too, which is putting on many events. Those vacationing in Florence

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Fantoni International School of Ceramic Art

At the International School of Ceramic Art, you'll find some people just learning to shape clay into all kinds of forms and others completing their art studies. There's a couple who comes here to make things to decorate their own home with original works. There's a group of retired women who chose to spend their free time doing something different than the usual sewing course. There is even someone who has gathered her friends around a turning wheel for a unique experience as her bachelorette

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