A DAY IN OLTRARNO: FLORENCE’S TRENDIEST NEIGHBOURHOOD

A Day In Oltrarno: Florence’s Trendiest Neighbourhood Oltrarno, or “beyond the Arno” as its name means in Italian, is one of Florence’s trendiest and most authentic neighbourhoods. Spanning the southern riverbank of the historic city, Oltrarno’s three historic quarters — San Niccolò, Santo Spirito, and San Frediano — are home to a wealth of galleries, …

THE BEST BEACH TRIPS FROM FLORENCE

The Best Beach Trips From Florence Florenceis a stunning city, and it’s little wonder its timeless treasures attract tourists all year round. The city is serenely atmospheric around Christmasand abuzz with festivities over Easter. But beautiful though it may be bathed in light during the summer, in the heat it can get pretty oppressive. As …

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE BEST DAY TRIPS FROM FLORENCE

The Definitive Guide To The Best Day Trips From Florence As the city that gave birth to Stendhal syndrome (that is an overdose on beautiful art), Florence has no shortage of attractions. The Uffizi, the Duomo and the David are just three Florentine attractions that have become famous the world over. But sightseeing can be …

FLORENCE WITH THE KIDS: ROCKING THE CRADLE OF THE RENAISSANCE

Florence With The Kids: Rocking The Cradle Of The Renaissance Florence might be world famous for many things, but being child-friendly isn’t one of them. Galleries and museums, not amusements and arcades, make up the beating heart of the city’s cobbled UNESCO centre, not least the world-famous galleries of the Uffiziand the Accademia. These attractions …

TRAVEL, WINE, AND FOOD ON A BUDGET IN TUSCANY

Travel, Wine, And Food On A Budget In Tuscany Tuscany View Italy’s precious jewel, the luscious region of Tuscany, encompasses Florence, the culturally rich city that sparked the Renaissance, and endless stretches of green, amber, and gold countryside. Akin to Florence, which holds some of the world’s finest art museums and architectural phenomena, each Tuscan …

SPENDING THE PERFECT EASTER IN FLORENCE

Spending The Perfect Easter In Florence Easter is a special time in Florence. As scenes of solemn masses its dozens of churches are given new lease of life; its streets are awash with the colour of passing processions (their Florentine participants decked out in the same medieval regalia once worn by their ancestors); and, come …

CHASING DOWN THE BEST COFFEE IN FLORENCE

Chasing Down The Best Coffee In Florence Photo credit: Cindy Duran Florence might be most famous for its art and architecture, but its lesser-known coffee culture is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Tradition and innovation stand side by side as shabby express bars and trendy artisan coffeehouses compete to win over the city’s choosy clientele. …