The 'Carro Matto' of Florence and the festival of the new wine

For a time the wine consumed in Florence came almost exclusively from the Chianti zone, in particular from the areas of Poggibonsi and Rufina. Of the two towns though, it was Rufina that had a rather particular way to celebrate the annual wine harves...


The story of the three architects who built Giotto's Campanile

Giotto's Campanile (or bell-tower) is the name given to the actual bell-tower of the Duomo of Florence. It is a beautiful construction, 85 meters high and split into 5 levels, decorated in white, green, and red marble, which is typical of Florentine ...


The construction of the Brunelleschi dome

Brunelleschi's Dome, with its painted surface of 3,600 square meters of frescoes representing the Final Judgment, is the largest known religious mural. But Brunelleschi's Dome holds another record: it is visible from every part of Florence thanks to...


An ethical way to have fun on the Arno Beach

The seaside is far away from the city of Florence, so far in fact that it seems almost impossible to go enjoy the beach and the sun in just a single day. However, for a few years now, it has been possible for the people of Florence to spend a few ho...


Where to go during the summer in Florence: the Off Bar

We are in the heart of summer and all the streets of Florence are empty of locals. The bravest of the tourists cram the museums and flock to the beautiful city monuments during the day - but what about the night? Just beyond the Fortezza da Basso, n...


Why Florence celebrates San Lorenzo

The night of San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence, in English) is by tradition the night of the shooting stars. It's a night when the Perseid meteor shower crosses the terrestrial orbit, giving the impression of a rainfall of stars. THE TRADITION OF SAN LORE...


sei sicuro di voler
eliminare tutti i prodotti dal design book?