Monthly Archives: September 2014

An Igers’ photography contest on our new terrace

We got an unusual request in mid-September....a group of Igers— as Instagram's most active users are dubbed — asked if they could organize a training session for the followers of their community at our hotel. They were mainly members of the Igers Florence group. We have to admit we knew nothing about it all until right before we met them... but we happily said yes. Basically, they gave a kind of outdoor lesson on how to take great pictures, taking advantage of our terrace's beauty from where

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Equilibrium Exhibition at Museo Ferragamo

I've always been enchanted by Palazzo Spini Feroni, Ferragamo's headquarters, so whenever Ferragamo puts on a new show, I never miss the chance to catch it. Their latest is called "Equilibrium." Art, in all its many expressions, is used to explore the exhibition's theme, with works ranging from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, all the way to contemporary art — all art about the human figure in motion.    Two statues of hominids in the first room give us an early example of our upright

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Florence is treating vegetarians right

Florence is renowned for its meat, of course — everyone knows about Florentine steak— but now it's starting to pay attention to the culinary needs of those who have opted for vegetarianism, or even veganism. Whether out of ethical or health concerns, more and more people are saying no to meat. And even those who do eat meat, maybe a couple times a week, enjoy being able to vary their diet with some "cruelty-free" dining. Many restaurants have added "veg-friendly" items on their menus to offer

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