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February 16, 2019|

From 9 March to 14 July 2019 Palazzo Strozzi celebrates Andrea del Verrocchio, first ever retrospective dedicated to one of the symbols of the Renaissance: Verrocchio master of Leonardo. Andrea del Verrocchio has long been celebrated as one of the greatest sculptors [...]

Rificolona, paper lanterns festival in Florence

September 1, 2018|

According to Christian tradition, on September 8 near Nazareth the Virgin Mary was born and on September 7th Florence will be in party! The RIFICOLONA is a paper lanterns festival! The large basilica of Santissima Annunziata in Florence, is dedicated [...]

Firenze Rocks 2018

April 29, 2018|

After last year’s success, Florence Rocks is back with leading international names such as Guns N ‘Roses, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne. Florence Rocks 2018 brings to the stage of the Ippodromo Visarno great names from the music world, [...]

A walk around the historic center of Florence

March 11, 2018|

When you walk around the historic center of Florence you can see strange little doors, they are tiny arched shaped windows that look like the large doors and windows on the buildings.They are the "buchette del vino" and have the dimension [...]


February 26, 2018|

The Uffizi inaugurated eight new rooms devoted to Caravaggio and accompanying 17th century paintings. The director of the Uffizi, Eike Schmidt, wants to show Florentines and visitors alike that there is a continued importance given to innovation and the future [...]

the Christmas atmosphere in Florence

December 9, 2017|

The Christmas atmosphere in Florence starts in early December. During the first days of the month, in fact, storekeepers begin to decorate their shop windows inspired by the theme of Christmas and the staff of the municipality of Florence begins [...]

It’s grape harvest time in Chianti!

October 11, 2017|

Known throughout the world for its excellent wines, the Chianti area is a hill region situated in the centre of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. Country farmhouses, towered castles and ancient villages dotted around amidst vineyards and olive groves: this [...]

A trip to Florence

September 27, 2017|

Your trip to Florence has to be unforgettable! Is this your first visit to Florence?  I hope that you have decided to stop at my b&b Le Stanze di Santa Croce and so you’ll have the opportunity to follow some [...]

Pici pasta, a Tuscan recipe! Come in Florence and learn how to make it at my b&b

July 11, 2017|

Have you never eaten PICI? Pici is a thick, hand rolled pasta, similar to fat spaghetti usually made from just flour and water, but I add one egg! It is a special Tuscan recipe, originates in the province [...]

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Historic football match in Florence, the final in Santa Croce square

June 14, 2017|

June is one of the most fun months to find yourself in Florence, as there are the semi-final games for the Historic football matches, il Calcio Storico in Santa Croce square near the bed and breakfast Le Stanze di Santa [...]

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