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Christmas markets in Tuscany

Christmas markets in Tuscany

Christmas markets in Tuscany

There are many beautiful Christmas markets in Tuscany: from the most renowned events such as Florence, Montepulciano and Arezzo, to those rich in charm such as Siena and Forte dei Marmi.
Discover all the Christmas markets in Tuscany by Tuscan Feeling’s Blog!

Christmas markets in Tuscany

Christmas markets in Tuscany

1) Montepulciano from November 19, 2017 to January 8 2018 – A unique experience for young and old, a new and fun way to spend the days of Advent and Christmas holidays in a beautiful setting in one of the most beautiful places in the world, in harmony and relax. Inside the village you will be waiting for a great market with seventy wooden houses, where you can find lots of gift ideas for yourself and for your loved ones, then dive into the exciting visit of the Santa Claus Castle, full of surprises and attractions, not only for the youngest!

Christmas markets in Tuscany

Christmas markets in Tuscany

2) Christmas market in Arezzo. From Saturday, November 18th to Tuesday 26th of December. A Tyrolean village in the Grand Square! Back after the extraordinary success of the first two editions, the Tyrolean Village of Arezzo, the first and only market with the large Tyrolean hut in Italy. , Arezzo and Tuscany host the large wooden houses in Piazza Grande. Thirty-two operators from the most important Italian and foreign Christmas markets: typical Tyrolean products (Trento, Merano and Bolzano), but also foreign traders from Europe’s Christmas markets (Salzburg and Frankfurt in the first place).

Xmas in Florence

Xmas in Florence

3) Christmas in Florence, from the end of November to the beginning of January. A wooden chalet in Piazza Santa Croce under the ancient basilica is the best way to celebrate Florentine birth. A typical Christmas village is set up in the square, enriched with decorations and lighting sparkling on the stalls of about fifty exhibitors. An interesting journey between Christmas cribs and Christmas decorations, gift ideas and gourmet temptations, for a journey into taste and traditions all round. A great atmosphere is also “Florence Noël”, a Christmas market display dedicated to gifts with a wide range of items to buy. The children are dedicated to the Santa Claus House, with a letter post office.

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Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

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Salva

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Florence is one of the most important cities of art in Italy and is considered one of the most beautiful place in the world for its many monuments and museums. It is the destination of crowds of tourists every season.

Not only, Florence is the place where many expats and international businessmen and students lives.

Probably, you already don’t know the city, but you are about to move here and it could become the place of your dreams.

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes, but where?

Living in Florence. Yes, but where?

Any expat or student want to live in the old town.If you are thinking that the ideal solution is to live there, you have to keep in mind the pros and cons of choosing:

Here you can live immersed in the cradle of the Renaissance, will be inspired by the greatest artists and you will always be close to monuments and valuable artwork of invaluable value. Which best source of inspiration?

You can not choose the street around Santa Croce Square, which develops in front of the Basilica and under the look of Dante, and get your inspiration from the alleys full of shops and leather goods. Pay attention, this is the perfect place or tourism or spending some months as students, but it could be boring for an expat or a businessman every day having to deal with so many tourists.

A good place – in the historical center – is made up of the streets near Piazza San Marco. It is centrally located, within walking distance of all major museums, close to the station and the beautiful San Lorenzo Market, where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables every day.

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Lonely Planet has chosen the Borgo San Frediano district among the most interesting and authentic places in the world. True, along with the nearby neighborhood of Oltrarno, it is a place where you still breathe the atmosphere of the past, but you can rely on interesting and modern alternatives. Here, in fact, there are undeground bottles, great restaurants, bookstores, pubs and events. It is the Florentine gouche shore and in the neighborhood lives an international community. The Florentines – the real ones – live in other parts of the city.

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

The Florentines – for over 40 years – have gradually moved away from the center, in ancient, quiet and well-connected neighborhoods: Gavinana, Campo Marte, Cure, San Jacopino, Coverciano, Piazza Alberti, Bellariva, and Varlungo and Isolotto. Although many expat have moved to these neighborhoods, blending with Florentines, life has a different pace and tourists are a limited number. You have the opportunity to spend in open markets and in many supermarkets, there are shops of all kinds, buses and tramways, schools, banks and more. These are not newly-built neighborhoods, generally dating back to the period between the 18th and 19th centuries. So you can find art nouveau, liberty and deco architectures.

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Living in Florence. Yes but where?

Tuscan Feeling recommends one of its many apartments in the historic center or the hills of Florence:

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

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Salva

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

September is the right month for traveling to Tuscany and in the Florentine countryside: there are mild temperatures and a lot of sunny days that allow you to enjoy all that the region offers.

September is the grape harvest time (although the period may fluctuate from the second half of August to the first half of October, according to the weather) and of the vin novo (new wine). Tuscan Feeling suggests you some events related to grapes and wine in these weeks throughout Florence Tuscany.

In Florence and surroundings, in September, there are some traditional events related to the grape harvest and the production of the new wine which we strongly recommend to participate, whether you are passionate about wine or popular traditions or both.

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

1) Greve in Chianti – Expo of Chianti Classico (7 to 10 September 2017)

The ancient center of Greve in Chianti – a village in the deep heart of Chiantshire – hosts every year the EXPO of Chianti Classico. It is an important meeting opportunity between the Chianti wine producers and wine enthusiasts, as well as journalists and distributors. The best Chianti wine producers will be all between Matteotti square in Greve in Chianti and the nearby wine tasting hall.

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

Grapes, wine and grape harvest in the Florentine countryside

During this four days festival you can enjoy Chianti wine tastings and other typical products such as extra virgin olive oil, cheese, salami and vin santo. On Saturdays and Sundays you will also can take part in guided tours of the churches and castles of Greve in Chianti and tour of craft workshops with a shuttle bus.

2) Vino al Vino in Panzano in Chianti (14-17 September 2017)

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Only 19 producers are part of the Viticoltori Union of Panzano in Chianti who will present their wines, Chianti Classico and IGT, in the “Vino al Vino” specialty for its very high quality. The great wines of Panzano, like every year, will be presented on the third weekend of September in press and enthusiasts on the occasion of the famous Chianti wine festival, realized by the Viticoltori Union of Panzano in Chianti and the Consortium Wine Chianti Classico, with the patronage of the Municipality Of Greve in Chianti.

Bacco artigiano

Bacco artigiano

3) Bacco Artigiano at Rufina (28-30 September 2017)

The small and pretty village of Rufina, near Florence, celebrates every year the vin nono with four days of events related mainly to wine, but also to local craftsmanship with the kermesse “Bacco Artigiano”. This festival intends to recall the events of celebration of the new wine production organized in the past in the Florentine countryside. The craftsman Bacco is connected to the Carro Matto, which takes place on the fourth Saturday of September: a wagon full of new wine bottles comes from the town of Rufina.

Festa dell'Uva

Festa dell’Uva

4) Festa dell’Uva at Impruneta (24 September 2017)

The most popular, most popular and most chaotic feast of September is the Impruneta Uva Festival, which takes place every year on the last Sunday of September in the main square of the town, Buondelmonti Square.
The event is very much felt in the province of Florence: for the occasion, in fact, the four wings of the village of Impruneta challenge by pulling out their allegorical wagons inspired by wine and grape harvest
The parade of the wagons is accompanied by music and figurines and it is a somewhat confusing, but funny event. The party starts in the afternoon, about 3 o’clock and continues until late at night. We suggest you arrive in the morning, to have a quiet place to enjoy the show.

Tuscan Feeling recommends one of its many apartments in the historic center or the hills of Florence:

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

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Salva

The neverending Summer of Florence

Summer in Florence is never boring! There is always something to do in the city: art exhibitions, vernissage, dj sets, concerts and many museums to discover, with their artistic wonders. Tuscan Feeling guides you among the things to do in these last weeks of August. It’s The neverending Summer of Florence

The neverending Summer of Florence

Ytalia, the great Skeleton at Forte Belvedere…

Until 1 October, the exhibition “Ytalia, energia pensiero bellezza” will be opened at Forte Belvedere. The exhibition offers the opportunity to confront some of the greatest Italian artists (Mario Merz, Giovanni Anselmo, Jannis Kounellis, Luciano Fabro, Giulio Paolini, Alighiero Boetti, Remo Salvadori, Gino De Dominicis, Mimmo Paladino, Marco Bagnoli, Nunzio, Domenico Bianchi) of our time with over one hundred works exhibited at the Forte di Belvedere and in some places of the city (Palazzo Vecchio, Statue and Uffizi Gallery, Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti’s Modern Art Gallery, Boboli’s Garden, Holy Cross’s monumental complex, Marino Marini Museum, Novecento Museum). A contemporary museum visible throughout Florence that blends with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: between museums and gardens, funerary chapels and spaces of political life, galleries and cloisters.

The neverending Summer of Florence

Samurai and Manga Robots at Stibbert Museum. Japan meet Florence!

Until October 10th, 2017 – at the Stibbert Museum – you can visit the exhibition “Robot Fever: Samurai and Robots Compared” In Japan, during the seventies, comic strips and animation films were invented, featuring super robot protagonists called to protect the country from a whole host of alien threats. The features and values ​​that these new heroes demonstrate are based on those traditionally associated with the ancient Samurai warriors who, after a period of eclipse in the post-war period, regain the favor of the general public. The design of modern warriors is full of hands to the stylistic sample provided by the samurai weapons and armor, as well as the principles and moral values ​​of the ancient Japanese fighters are now made by modern super heroes. The exhibition was made possible thanks to the passion of clever collectors who, in line with the spirit that animated Frederick Stibbert in the creation of his museum, gathered in their collections of objects, such as robots, otherwise destined to be scattered.

Yoga on the Arno River!

Until September 15th, 2017 at Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo at Wood Music Garden, you will have free yoga classes at sunset, Monday through Friday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. An hour of Yoga to relax, move and relieve tensions and tiredness during the day with long visits to museums. It is necessary to wear a mat and wear comfortable clothes to take part in the lessons.

The neverending Summer of Florence

Helidon Xhixha at Boboli Gardens

Set up in the splendid scenery of the Boboli Garden, from June 27 to October 29, the exhibition dedicated to the contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha, titled In Ordine Sparso, will try to explore the concepts of chaos and order through a series of imposing sculptures and installations. The artist is famous for its use of reflective stainless steel, transforming it into a series of abstract objects that reveal their imposing majesty and beauty. In the Limonaia of the Garden of Boboli, the artist will look to nature in order to discover the chaos. His primary source of inspiration is that of Naica Crystal Caves in Mexico: Xhixha formulates a complex response to seemingly random compositions, where at the same time we find works of art marked by its characteristic imprint, the same that made it recognizable in Worldwide.

Tuscan Feeling recommends one of its many apartments in the historic center or the hills of Florence:

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Salva

Salva

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

Boccaccio, Dante and Machiavelli are probably the first authors who come to mind for those who want to read something interesting about Florence. But these are great classics in world literature, difficult to read and understand without proper preparation. Tuscan Feeling suggests you 5 Books to Read before coming in Florence.

5 Books to read before to come in Florence

5 Books to read before to come in Florence

E. M. Forster, A Room with a View (1908)

A timless classic written in 1908, but still full of passion. It tells the story of a young upper-middle class woman who leaves Edwardian England in order to visit Italy, Florence in particular, accompanied by her older cousin, Charlotte. Their life in Florence is a comparizon between the strict Victorian and the more liberal ways of living that were common in the city at time. It is a stylish and a very british photography of Florence in the first years of the XX century and it is still a great novel.

5 books to read before coming in Florence

5 books to read before coming in Florence

Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun, 1996

A great novel, easy to read and a great ‘reportage’ that gives a sense of Italian and tuscanian lifestyle. A classic American divorcee moves to Italy and restores an Italian villa. In our personal experience of real estate agents operating on the international market since 1997, we can tell you that this story is one of the many stories of our customers. You can not imagine how many people come to Tuscany from every country in the world and buy an apartment or a villa to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the local lifestyle.

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

Christopher Hibbert, The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall (1974)

The Medici family were influential for the history of Florence. This book by Hibbert is a classic that plunges into the depths of the history of the dynasty, which ruled in Florence for more than 4 centuries. Florence was a fiery powerful city-state. Medicis controlled every aspects of politics, science, art and religion in town and in the whole Europe. Under their influence were scientists and artists as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Buontalenti, Jean de Boulogne and Galileo.

Mary McCarthy, The Stones of Florence, 1959

Mary McCarthy, The Stones of Florence, 1959

Mary McCarthy, The Stones of Florence, 1959

A real tribute to Florence, that weaves Florentine culture, history, art, and architecture into a fully personal portrait of the city. Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci will have no secrets for you. Reading this book will introduce you to the complex history of one of the most influential town of Europe during the Renaissance, plus you will know many hidden aspects about Florence.

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

5 Books to Read before coming in Florence

Lonely Planet, Florence & Tuscany, 2017

Where do you plan to go without a good guide? Lonely Planet is simply the best and among the few to guide you through a city full of things to see and know. It will be your salvation when choosing a restaurant, getting to know a museum schedule, understanding how to make a online booking. It will help you to understand the city’s lifestyle and where are the best place around for live music. Internet is helpfull – we all know it – but the great offer of Florence on the web may cost you hours and hours of readings with your tablet. Would you rather relax in front of a good glass of Chianti?

For your readings, Tuscan Feeling recommends one of its many apartments in the historic center or the hills of Florence:

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

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Salva

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover. Florence is a beautiful town with lots of things to see, even with many surprises for those who want to deepen their knowledge of Florence by visiting places less frequented by tourists. Tuscan Feeling suggests a list of places not to be missed in Florence, to discover its mysterious side.

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1) The Church of San Miniato al Monte

The church of San Miniato al Monte is a real place to discover! Less known than other church for its less central location (it is located above piazzale Michelangelo), it is the oldest (the oratory dates back to the 3rd century AD) in town. A superb architecture, gives it a special charm from the top of its position, the church majestically dominate the whole city. The light is low and from the semi-darkness there are golden lamps, marble columns, the floor is covered with tombs. The abbey still hosts Benedictine monks, who prepare cakes and handicrafts, and overall gives a rare sense of intimacy and solemnity.

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

The Stibbert Museum

About Florence city of arts, we have to mention the Stibbert Museum, located just outside the historic center, in the villa of the same name belonged to an English nobleman. His great passione & love for antiquity, as well as his money, has allowed his residence to become a true museum with more than 50,000 pieces that make up his private collection: from porcelain to furniture, from clothes to famous medieval armor. The Japanese collection is the largest in the world outside of Japan. At Frederick Stibbert’s death the entire fortune was donated to the city of Florence.

The Museum Home of Rodolfo Siviero

The Casa Rodolfo Siviero Museum, more commonly known as Casa Siviero, is located on the lungarno Serristori, in the district of Oltrarno in Florence. It is a neo-Renaissance style building designed by Giuseppe Poggi, the greatest creator of the transformations of the city in 1800. Rodolfo Siviero was a minister in the 1950s, but mainly engaged in recovering many of the most important artworks stolen illegally during World War II, bringing them back to our country. Upon his disappearance in 1983 he donated his home with a collection of works of art and his library to the Tuscany region, which opened the premises on the ground floor as a house-museum. Among the best works are some 14th-century polychrome wooden statues, painted with gold, crockery, bronze, reliquary and antique furniture. There are also works of contemporary artists to whom he was linked with friendships (Ardengo Soffici, Giorgio De Chirico, Pietro Annigoni, Giacomo Manzù).

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Mysteries in Florence, a city to discover

Villa medicea La Petraia

The Villa Medicea La Petraia is located in the hilly area of ​​Castello, in via Petraia 40 in Florence. It is considered one of the most beautiful and celebrated Medici villas, located in a panoramic position overlooking the city of Florence. The property had the Brunelleschi family as the first owner and then, after long strikes, passed to the Medici. In 1587 Cardinal Ferdinand became Grand Duke made radical changes to the structure of the building: the fourteenth-century central tower was converted into a belvedere but the most significant changes took place in the garden. The space was divided into three magnificent terraces: in the first were orchards of dwarf plants, the second was adorned by flowerbeds, and the third was occupied by two large elliptical areas structured with trees and citrus.The villa is surrounded by greenery: on the front, in a panoramic position to the city, there are the formal gardens, while the backside extends the large English park. The formal gardens are divided on three levels, taking advantage of the irregular slope of the hill. The tallest terrace on the floor of the building, with a large view of Florence, is composed of two large gardens; The east one is called the lawn of the figurine and the one west of the Ponente Plane or lawn of the chestnut trees.2722px; left: 135px;”>Salva</span>

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Casa Ornella Apartment

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Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

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Around Florence, a trip to Fiesole

Fiesole

Fiesole


The beauties of Florence continue out of its historical center. Fiesole is a true treasure embedded in the hills near Florene. Tuscan Feeling brings you to a visit around Florence: a trip to Fiesole

The Anfiteatro in Fiesole

The Anfiteatro in Fiesole

Fiesole overlooks the city of Florence, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Florence city and this allows visitors to reach it in a short time for a quick excursion. Today, VIPs and rich Florentines live here. In the past, Boccaccio, Proust, Stein or Frank Lloyd Wright lived there. A gorgeous villa to visit is Roseto, where the famous architect Michelucci lived, who designed the Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence. From this villa you have a breathtaking view of the dome of the Duomo and the hills of the Arno valley.

A view on Florence

A view on Florence

Another famous villa is the Tatti, where historian Berenson lived, nowadays is the Center for Studies on the Italian Renaissance.

Villa i Tatti's garden

Villa i Tatti’s garden

Fiesole is a very important archaeological city, because it was created by the Etruscans. In the great archeological site, which can be visited for a fee, you can see long stretches of the town’s defense walls dating to the 3rd century BC. C., and the Roman Theater, of the imperial age. In the summer, this theater becomes the stage for the Estate Fiesolana with performances of classical and operetta music.

Fiesole

Fiesole

In the city other important monuments are the Duomo di San Romolo, with its bell tower, the Bishop’s Palace and the ancient church of S Maria Primerana.

Basilica di San Romolo

Basilica di San Romolo

A classic walk to Fiesole is in the direction of the ancient acropolis, where you will find the basilica of S. Alessandro and the church with the convent and the Missionary Museum of St. Francesco. The beautiful surrounding nature makes Fiesole a destination for walks, to Monte Ceceri or Caldine.

Last but not least, a visit to the Archaeological Civic Museum, which records the ancient history of the city of Fiesole and it is connected to the archaeological area. Don’t forget to visit the Bandini Museum, where is the canonical collection of art, and the San Jacopo Chapel, completely freshened where a collection of paintings, crosses and liturgical goldsmiths.

Around Florence, a trip to Fiesole!

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Casa Ornella Apartment

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Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

The 5 most beautiful beaches closest to Florence

Tuscany Sea

Tuscany Sea

Summer: beach, sea and relax time! But how to reach them, if you are in Florence? Tuscan Feeling suggests you The 5 most beautiful beaches closest to Florence.

Viareggio by the Sea

Viareggio by the Sea

Viareggio, in the province of Lucca, is easily reachable from Florence in more than an hour by train and car. It is an historic seaside resort, whose architectures betray a genesis in the liberty era. The beaches are white sand and the seabed is low. Here, you can find well-equipped bathing establishments, but little free beach. The sea is not beautiful, but the promenade is truly impressive and the place of excellence of fashion boutiques. A remarkable detail: in Viareggio there are excellent seafood restaurants!

La Lecciona

La Lecciona

The beach of Lecciona is very close to Viareggio, and is protected by a pine forest that makes the days warmer, very acceptable. The dunes that dotted the golden sandy coastline create a wild wilderness impression and breathe in the air the smell of Mediterranean vegetation.

Marina di Cecina

Marina di Cecina

Marina di Cecina is very popular due to its crystal clear sea, its typical Tuscan landscapes and the excellent prices of the area. To get there, take the car, take the Aurelia road and park near the pine forest. 500 meters of freshly crossed in the pine forest and you get to the sea.

In Maremma, the Buca delle Fate (near Piombino) is paradise for those who love rocks and snorkeling. It’s a lovely cove, incredible sea. After passing the first piece of the promontory of Piombino, after parked along the road to Populonia, you walk down the hollow and smelly Mediterranean scrub. It is not a very easy but very enjoyable trip that you can associate with a visit to the ancient Etruscan city. Famous for crystalline water, the Buca delle Fate is a place of silence, from which to admire the Elba Island.

Buca delle fate

Buca delle fate

La spiaggia libera di Cala Violina è una delle perle della Toscana. Si trova a pochi minuti da Follonica, nel cuore della Maremma e circondata da boschi che diradano a strapiombo nel mare. Il nome – secondo la leggenda – deriva dal rumore, come di violino, che fa la sua sabbia quando viene calpestata. L’accesso è consentito solo a piedi e il parcheggio per l’auto è a numero limitato. Bisogna arrivare molto presto la mattina per poter accedere a questa esclusiva meraviglia della natura toscana!

Cala Violina

Cala Violina

Rent your apartment in Florence!

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Summer 2017: live in Florence & more!

Piazzale Michelangelo, a great place for live show!

Piazzale Michelangelo, a great place for live show!

Brunelleschi, Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo! Raise your hand who does not love them! Yes, but what about boredom, in Florence there is nothing but ancient art?

That’s it! Florence, in fact, is one of the rock capitals in Italy, with an intense live activity of underground and mainstream bands, national and internationally.Summer 2017: live in Florence & more!

Stage diving? Why not!

Stage diving? Why not!

A real ‘hall of fame’ of rock, pop and metal, between june and july, landed at the Visarno Arena in Florence, in the heart of the beautiful Cascine Park, just minutes from the historic center.

Radiohead

Radiohead

Radiohead, James Blake, Aerosmith, Placebo, Eddie Vedder, The Cranberries, The System Of A Down, Prophets Of Rage, The XX, Jamiroquai and Arcade Fire are just some of the great names that will be on stage at Firenze Rocks and Florence Summer Festival. Two top live music reviews of summer 2017, where over 200,000 viewers are expected from across Europe.

The Florence Summer Festival will feature a series of gigs in the same month. On Wednesday, June 14, on stage will be the time for Radiohead, James Blake and Junun feat. Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express. Thom Yorke and co. are the band that has traveled the art-rock from the old to the new millennium. James Blunt is the singer-songwriter who has twisted the threads of soul, pop and electronics. The opening act will be featured by the extraordinary Junun’s project. The israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur will perform with the group of Indian musicians called The Rajasthan Express.

James Blunt

James Blunt

Firenze Rocks follows the tradition of the great European festivals: it is a crazy three days fest, scheduled for Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June. It starts with Aerosmith, that will present their most anticipated Aero-Vederci Baby, the tour with which they leave the scenes.On the same day on stage also Placebo and Deaf Havana.

Aerosmith

Aerosmith

On Saturday, June 24, will perform Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam’s vocalist, and the opening act will be reserved to Dolores O’Riordan and Glen Hansard’s from the irish goth rockers Cranberries. Firenze Rocks closes on Sunday, June 25 with a full immersion in the alt metal scene with System Of A Down and Prophets Of Rage.

System of a Down

System of a Down

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Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

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Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

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Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

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Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Graffiti on the walls in Florence!

A real Michelangelo's Opera?

A real Michelangelo’s Opera?

Graffiti on the walls in Florence!

Florence is full of ancient things, beautiful and very famous. But it is also rich in really curious things. We at Tuscan Feeling Real Estate know it well!
Much of our work, in fact, consists of walking through the historic center of Florence and visiting our apartments, alone or with our clients. It is normal for us to come across often in curious aspects, details and unknown things of our beloved town.

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

This time we decided to talk to you about something that is in one of the most famous places in Florence – Signoria Square – but no one does. Piazza Signoria is known throughout the world for its beauty and the presence of the extraordinary Palazzo Vecchio, home of the Municipality of Florence and the beautiful Loggia dei Lanzi, where Giambologna and Benevenuto Cellini’s sculptures are located.

Loggia dei Lanzi

Loggia dei Lanzi

Here – right in front of Palazzo Vecchio – there is a famous copy of Michelangelo’s David. The original is lovingly guarded at the Galleria dell’Accademia.

Michelangelo's David

Michelangelo’s David

At the bottom of the façade of Palazzo Vecchio, on the right of the entrance and behind the monumental blockade of Baccio Bandinelli, “Ercole abbatte Caco”, you can observe a curious graffiti representing a man’s face that Florentines are usually called the ‘Importuno’ (the importunate). Do not worry, it is not the usual witness to the passage of a modern turist, who despises the monuments. According to an old tradition, this profile was by the hand of a famous artist: Michelangelo Buonarroti.

L'importuno on Palazzo Vecchio's facade

L’importuno on Palazzo Vecchio’s facade

It is said that Michelangelo while crossing Piazza della Signoria was often stopped by an unpleasant acquaintance who annoyed him with long and useless chats. Once, Michelangelo, unable to get rid of this tedious interlocutor, leaned back to the wall of the palace, and, continuing to listen and observe it, snatched the hammer and the chisel, and behind his back traced in the fist the profile of the ‘importuno’, from which the graffito got the name. Another legend instead would like Michelangelo to run it with his hands behind his back for not to be seen, while in the square passed a condemned to death. The faced portrait would be that of the condemned.

L'importuno

L’importuno

‘L’importuno’ is just one of the many graffiti and inscriptions still visible in the city and realized by common people, albeit with some artistic ability. Around Florence, in many places, there are written even dating back to 1200 d. C. criticizing the government, insulting rivals in love or just signing of illustrious strangers, who somehow wanted to pass on to history. Today as yesterday, writing on the walls is a common thing!

If, however, someone still had this irresistible temptation to do so in Florence, he must know that the authorities are very strict, the art works and the buildings guarded by web cam and there are very expensive fines! Keep attention!

For your travel in Florence, www.tuscanfeeling.com suggests you a fine selection of apartments to rent.

Apt. CASA ORNELLA – 140 m2 – 1 e 2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

Apt. LOUISE – 110 m2 – 1+ 2 piano floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Apartment Louise

Apartment Louise

Apt. CANNETO – 25 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Apartment Canneto

Apartment Canneto

Apt. IL CORNO – 85 m2 – 3nd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALOHA – 155 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment