Category Archives: FLORENCE

Florence – Visit the city with the little boats of Renaioli

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The Arno was once the throbbing heart of Florence. Its waters, still unpolluted, were used for transport, fishing, bathing, playing, washing and sport. A bigger boat was able to sail even up to Livorno. A cultural association, mainly made up … Continue reading

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Railway connection Serravalle Pistoiese – Florence – Train Timetable valid until December 9, 2017

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Serravalle Pistoiese has with Florence (Santa Maria Novella Station) a very convenient, cheap and effective railway connection. The station of Serravalle Pistoiese is actually in the hamlet Stazione Masotti, about 2 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti. There is a … Continue reading

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First Sunday of the month: museums free entrance

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It is a very important event involving all the State Museums with specials and free tickets access. Therefore, if you plan to visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca or any other Tuscan town our countless masterpieces without spending one Euro! For instance … Continue reading

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Florence – Curiosities – “Siamo alle porte coi sassi„ “We‘re nearly there”

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“Siamo alla porte coi sassi” (we‘re near the gates with stones) is one of the old Florentine sayings. It means “we’re nearly there” as well as “there’s not much time left”. Where on earth did such a strange and so … Continue reading

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Second hand Market – Di Tutto Di Più

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For fans of second hand markets who are looking for something special, we recommend also this place, in Campi Bisenzio, S. Donnino, about 40 minutes by car from the Agriturismo I Pitti. In a large shed, exposed in an orderly … Continue reading

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Florence – Artisans – Ditta Carlo Cecchi di Ricchi Giuliano

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One must know the firm Ditta Carlo Cecchi, must know that the shop is out there, in Piazza S. Spirito in Florence, behind a door that looks like the others, with no indication that draws attention. Giuliano Ricchi gladly opens … Continue reading

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The less known side of Florence: the quarters “on the other side” of the Arno, Oltrarno

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Monuments, museums, churches, palaces, parks: Pitti Palace, the Old Bridge, Santo Spirito Square, the Gardens of Boboli – just to name a few… And then mosaic-makers, wood carvers, gilders, goldsmiths… The wonderful history of Florence lives on in Oltrarno, not … Continue reading

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