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The Food Markets

There is great food shopping in Florence and people like to visit to Mercato Centrale in the San Lorenzo area of the city. This is a collection of stalls and is open from 07:00 until 14:00. You can buy there, you can try there and they will shrink wrap. This all comes at a price […]

People Watching at Night

What better way of spending an hour after dinner than visiting our favourite gelataria ‘Perche No’. This is great ice-cream, imaginative selection of flavours, hand made daily from organic ingredients . Pay just two Euro for a cup or cone and this will give you two flavours – a scoop of each.

Then go into […]

See Just ONE of the hundreds of Churches

There are literally hundreds of churches in Florence, but if you are going to just visit one, make it Santa Croce situated of course in Santa Croce Square.

The website linked above will tell you so much more, but generally it is open on weekdays from 09:30 until 17:30 and holidays and Sundays between 14:00 […]

The ‘Terraces of the Cathedral Tour’ at the Duomo in Florence

Two of our guests, Max and Janet from Seattle recommend this tour which goes several times during the day and tickets at €15.00 can be obtained at the Duomo Museum which is behind the Duomo. One of the advantages is that you avoid the long queues which can develop to get into the cathedral. The […]

Bargello Museum

A wonderful museum – let the official website speak for it – opens in a new window.

Opening hours – Daily – Just in the mornings: 8.15-13.50

The ticket office closes at 13.20

It can be found very close to DeiMori – make a left out of the front door, walk to the ‘T” junction […]

The Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella (The Ancient Pharmacy)

This ancient and wonderfully atmospheric building is certainly worth a visit particularly when one remembers that there is no entrance fee. It is situated on Via Della Scala fairly close to the railway station.

As soon as one enters one is immediately impressed by the ‘full on’ sensory sensations – smell, sight, sound (or lack […]

Duomo Museum

This interesting museum is situated in Piazza del Duomo and is directly behind the dome end of the Cathedral.

It is considered to be an excellent uncrowded exhibition and can usually be accessed without a long wait in line.

It houses many of the sculptures removed from the various niches of the Duomo to protect […]

The ‘Famous View Walk’ from DeiMori to Piazzale Michelangelo

This wonderful walk will give you a great perspective and introduction to Florence – an overview of the city. It is the sort of walk which takes ‘as long as you want to give it’.

It is great walk to do soon after you arrive as it gives a great overview to the city and […]

San Miniato al Monte / Gregorian Chants

San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) is a basilica church in Florence built, as the name suggests, on top of Mons Fiorentinus (San Miniato Hill). It is outside the historic center, but still a popular attraction for both the church and views over Florence from nearby Piazzale Michelangelo. The basilica is considered […]

Ferragamo Shoe Museum

Situated in Florence, on the basement of Palazzo Spini Feroni, Via Tornabuoni n. 2, the museum was opened to the public in 1995 by the Ferragamo family, in an effort to illustrate Ferragamo’s artistic qualities and the important role he played in the history of shoe design and international fashion. Besides photographs, patents, sketches, books, […]