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Quanto vale la tua casa?

Sai quanto vale la tua casa?

Sai quanto vale la tua casa?

Sei proprio sicuro di sapere quanto vale la tua casa? Molto probabilmente no.
Per te, la tua casa ha un valore immenso: è il tuo tesoro, ha un forte valore affettivo, è stato l’investimento dei tuoi genitori o dei tuoi nonni, è il tuo investimento.
Tutto questo nessuno può metterlo in dubbio.

Appartamento

Ogni casa, tuttavia, ha un specifico valore di mercato. Sapere esattamente un valore di un immobile è determinante per velocizzare il processo di vendita. Proprio per questo, una corretta valutazione immobiliare è la base di partenza per un futura vendita di successo.

Il contratto

Il contratto

Il mercato immobiliare, in questi ultimi anni e mesi, tende al ribasso. Un appartamento posto in vendita ad un prezzo superiore al suo valore non incontrerà alcun interesse da parte dei possibili acquirenti e sarà costretto a scendere progressivamente, nel corso dei mesi successivi al suo lancio sul mercato. Il risultato sarà che il vostro appartamento perderà progressivamente di valore e voi guadagnerete molto meno.Secondo una statistica di mercato chi prima vende, incassa il migliore guadagno concretizzabile sul mercato.

Vendere un immobile

Vendere un immobile

Niente paura! Nessuno sta dicendo che tu dovrai svendere il tuo immobile. Devi soltanto farlo valutare da un agente immobiliare autorizzato. Noi di Tuscan Feeling abbiamo acquisito un’esperienza quasi trentennale, costruita attraverso un paziente lavoro nel campo delle compravendite e degli affitti residenziali, locali e internazionali. Sappiamo quanto può valere per te, la tua casa, e lavoriamo per te affinché tutto proceda per il meglio.

Il nostro sito web

Il nostro sito web

Come calcoliamo il valore del tuo immobile? Appartamento o villa che sia (ma anche ufficio o negozio) noi applichiamo, assieme a te, una serie di valutazioni partendo dall’analisi dei borsini immobiliari, dell’Osservatorio del Mercato Immobiliare al confronto con i valori dell’Agenzia delle Entrate, ma soprattutto compiamo una paziente analisi di mercato sulle piattaforme tramite le quali anche noi lavoriamo. Si tratta di un lavoro complesso,fatto di esperienza e di continui confronti, che si basa non soltanto sulle planimetrie e le relazioni tecniche, ma soprattutto sulla nostra visita presso il vostro immobile. La visita di persona è essenziale per molti motivi, ma soprattutto ci permette di analizzare ogni dettaglio, ogni caratteristica dell’immobile e del suo contesto, dal palazzo alla zona.

La visita immobiliare

La visita immobiliare

Ogni appartamento, casa, ufficio o negozio è diverso dall’altro, ogni proprietario ha le proprie esigenze. La nostra valutazione di un’immobile tiene sempre conto di tutte queste caratteristiche.
Il reale prezzo di un’immobile è dato dalla domanda, che incontra l’offerta.

Alcune delle offerte di Tuscan Feeling:

Apt. MENTANA – 115 mq – 1° piano (senza ascensore) – per 6 persone

Appartamento Mentana

Appartamento Mentana

Apt. REGINA – 100 m2 – 3 piano senza ascensore – per 4 persone

Appartemento Regina

Appartemento Regina

Apt. MARTINI – 75 mq – 2° piano (senza ascensore) – per 4 persone

Appartamento Martini

Appartamento Martini

Craft Beers and Pubs in Florence: The Top 5

Beer in Florence

Beer in Florence

We love craft beer, better if locally produced. Of course, we (at Tuscan Feeling) never drink when we are working! The work of real estate agents, around Florence, between apartments in historic buildings, villas and hi-tech loft is very complicated and challenging. No time to drink a beer during the day! At night, however, everything is different and we like to taste craft beers, exclusive labels and follow the local breweries.

Craft Beers in Florence

Craft Beers in Florence

A great movement of small producers of craft beer was born in Italy, in the last decade, and has been able to quickly gain the respect of international critics and the public. In Tuscany, there are plenty of craft breweries and in the province of Firenze there are more than 30 at least. It’s true that Italy is famous for its extraordinary wine, but beer has always been produced here, since the ancient Romans times! The first florentine beer factory was founded in 1792 and the site where actually the Hard Rock Café is, during the nineteenth century, was the largest and most beautiful pub in town.

Gambrinus Pub, in the first years of the twentieth century

Gambrinus Pub, in the first years of the twentieth century

Do you want to enjoy a delicious craft beer in Florence? Here are our 5 favorite places!

Braumeister Firenze

Braumeister Firenze

1) Braumeister – Via Madonna Della Tosse 12r

The Braumeister is just behind Piazza della Libertà. It started as a brewery and a Bavarian restaurant, but quickly evolved, becoming a reference point for beer fans. In addition to the Bavarian dishes, they serve tasty pizzas and traditional Italian desserts. The huge countertop in copper has 20 taps, most of them with Italian craft beers from italian microbreweries: Birrificio Italiano, Petrognola from Garfagnana, Birra del Borgo and ToccailMatto. In addition, there’s a choice of bottles of fine brands (Belgian, American, British and Italian) to choose from an excellent beer list.

Mostodolce

Mostodolce

2) Mostodolce – Via Nazionale 114 R

Mostodolce, in via Nazionale, has a wide selection of strictly artisan beers: Pepita, Fox, Ale Hammer, the American Pale Ale Morgana, the Black Doll Stout, the tasty Saison Arch, plus the seasonal Christmas beer, brewed with locale tuscan chestnut flour. Here you will also find sweets of beer as the Birramisù and the Mosto’s Strudelino.

The Book Pub

The Book Pub

3) The Book Pub – Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti 11/12 R

An old-fashioned pub with books, newspapers and games available. The Book Pub is in Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti and it has seven taps in addition to twenty brands with a large focus on European niche products. We recommended the delightful beers of the Birrificio Italiano: the most famous Italian microbrewery.

Diorama

Diorama

4) Diorama – Via Pisana, 78r

Recently opened and located in the Oltrarno district, the Diorama is a restaurant fully dedicated to craft beers. Just eight tables and some stools at the countertop.
On tap are six Italian and foreign beers, including the wonderful IPA produced by microbrewery Lorem Ipsum Florence. The beer list has eighty labels from around the world. The cuisine is typically Florentine. And ‘one of the trendiest places on the scene of the Florentine craft breweries.

Il Bovaro

Il Bovaro

5) Il Bovaro – Via Pisana, 3r

Bovaro produces craft beer and makes direct pouring. The restaurant is very popular and characteristic, located in a a place built during the middle age, just in front of Porta San Frediano.The beer is pasteurized and naturally produced, the choice is limited to the beers produced, which are very good. Here you can eat and the food is really excellent. It is best to book in advance, since the place is always full.

Come and Taste Craft Beers and Pubs in Florence: The Top 5

If you want an apartment in Florence and taste our beloved beers, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. S. JACOPO – 75 m2 – 6th floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

San Jacopo Apartment

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Apt. VIGNA – 45 m2 – 3rd floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Vigna Apartment

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Apt. GIUSTI D – 55 m2 – PT floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Giusti D Apartment

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Come vendere casa, presto e bene!

Tuscan Feeling House Sale

Tuscan Feeling House Sale

Vendere casa velocemente e nel modo migliore è possibile, a patto di affidarsi ad autentici professionisti del settore che siano in grado di indirizzare al meglio il venditore. L’arte della mediazione è davvero difficile e non si improvvisa. Un agente immobiliare qualificato e con esperienza deve oggi affrontare un mercato complesso e in continua evoluzione, cercando di tenere sempre alta la qualità del proprio lavoro.

Noi di abbiamo sempre privilegiato la cura dei rapporti fra venditore ed acquirente, salvaguardano gli interessi di entrambi e rendendo il passaggio di proprietà il meno gravoso e il più rapido possibile. Lo facciamo dando servizi adeguati, mettendoci passione e professionalità, oltre ad aggiungervi tutto la cortesia e la sensibilità possibili.

Ecco come vendere casa, presto e bene!

Contratti immobiliari

Contratti immobiliari

1) Valutazione dell’immobile

Soltanto un agente immobiliare esperto è in grado di stabilire il reale valore del vostro immobile, tenendo conto di tutti gli annessi e connessi, oltre allo stato del medesimo. Il prezzo verrà concordato con voi, cercando di salvaguardare i vostri interessi, ma proponendo una cifra che possa attrarre acquirenti. Un prezzo troppo alto, non vi aiuterà e farà rimanere per mesi la vostra casa in vendita, facendone crollare l’appeal sul mercato. Allo stesso modo, il gioco al ribasso non è una strategia vincente. Molto meglio decidere un prezzo in grado di stare sul mercato, in una prospettiva di 2, 4, 6 mesi.

Mercato immobiliare

Mercato immobiliare

2) Velocità

Secondo studi recenti, le prime due/tre settimane in cui una casa è stata messa in vendita sono i momenti di maggiore esposizione mediatica, attraverso siti web, portali e riviste cartacee. La capacità di Tuscan Feeling è nel saper costruire un efficace rete pubblicitaria e saper gestire visite con rapidità. Il venditore può trovarsi di fronte a rapide offerte. In questo caso, occorre sapersi affidare alla nostra esperienza nella trattativa per ottenere rapidamente i risultati sperati.

Benvenuti

Benvenuti

3) Visita all’Immobile

Siamo tutti d’accordo sul fatto che le visite immobiliari possano essere noiose ed irritanti! In fondo, per il venditore è un intrusione della propria privacy, per il compratore un rito al quale si deve sottoporre tante volte, prima di trovare la casa dei sogni. Noi di Tuscan Feeling abbiamo scelto di ottimizzare il più possibile questo momento, cercando di proporre gli immobili giusti agli acquirenti realmente interessati. Fissiamo visite in largo anticipo e rispettiamo la privacy. Durante la visita cerchiamo di mostrare il vostro immobile con pregi e difetti, in modo da dare all’acquirente tutti gli strumenti di valutazione. Secondo la nostra esperienza è il modo migliore per effettuare mediazioni vincenti e vendite rapide.

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4) E il mercato estero?

Non ci avevate pensato, vero? Non sempre è possibile, ma quello che è certo che a Firenze e in Toscana sono numerose le vendite fra italiani e stranieri (americani, inglesi, tedeschi, francesi, canadesi, giapponesi e molti altri). Siete proprio sicuri di voler rifiutare, a priori, un mercato simile? Noi di Tuscan Feeling ci occupiamo di porre in vendita il vostro immobile su piattaforme nazionali e internazionali, dal 1997 effettuiamo mediazioni e contrattualistica in diverse lingue per una clientela di ogni parte del mondo. Con la nostra Agenzia il vostro immobile può arrivare dappertutto!

Vendite Rapide

Vendite Rapide

5) Un pizzico di pazienza

Per vendere casa rapidamente e bene, ci vuole soltanto un pizzico di pazienza, nell’ascoltare i nostri consigli, nel mettersi a disposizione del futuro acquirente e nel darci tutte le informazioni necessarie. Le migliori vendite quali sono? Quelle con il sorriso sulle labbra!

Alcune delle case in vendita presso Tuscan Feeling:

Apt. XX SETTEMBRE – 170 mq – Pt. Rialzato (senza ascensore) – per 6 persone

Apt. XX Settembre

Apt. XX Settembre

Apt. GORETTI – 100 mq – 2° piano (senza ascensore) – per 4 persone

Apt. Goretti

Apt. Goretti

Apt. SPERANZA – 50 mq – 1° piano (senza ascensore) – per 2 persone

Apt. Speranza

Apt. Speranza

September in Florence

Florence in Autumn

Florence in September

September in Florence means exploring the city and its surroundings in an explosion of flavors and local events. Autumn is coming! The grapevines are ready for harvest, temperatures have slightly decreased, but days are still bright and long. During september around Florence there are plenty of traditional events to celebrate the fertility of the earth, crop farmer, and the beauty of the season that is about to begin, including many fairs and pageants.

Festa dell'Uva, Impruneta

Festa dell’Uva, Impruneta

In the village of Impruneta, near to Florence, take place the famous Festa dell’Uva. The event now is in its 90th edition. There is a week dedicated to planned activities, culminating in the great market in the main square on the last Sunday of the month, with stalls of typical products and parades. Wine is the main actor of this event.

Grapevines in Tuscany

Grapevines in Tuscany

If you prefer to celebrate the “finished product” instead of the grape harvest, then the event for you it is the Chianti Classico Expo (September, 8–11). During this festival you can taste the wines of local producers and buy a glass as a souvenir (each has its own glass designer), walk through the streets of Greve in Chianti visiting the many stands and their wine products and breathing the magic atmosphere of Chiantishire.

Ribollita

Ribollita

September is the month of the long-awaited culinary festivals, which begin in this period – with the change of season – to cheer squares and Tuscan villages with their traditional dishes. If – between a museum and a renaissance church – you can make it advance of time, enjoy the colorful splendor, the glitz and the magical atmosphere that Florence and its surroundings shows in this time of the year!

Rificolona

Rificolona

The Rificolona Festival in Florence is one of the most traditional events of the local religious culture and as visitors to the city center. It is a classic Florentine tradition event (september 7) linked to the cult of the Virgin Mary and a great party for the city itself. It is a procession through the city center with colored paper lanterns, a show and a play of light and really exciting colors.

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. PONTE SOSPESO – 120 m2 – 2nd floor (without elevator) – for 6 person

Ponte Sospeso Apartment

Ponte Sospeso Apartment

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

Casa Ornella Apartment

Casa Ornella Apartment

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

Aloha Apartment

Aloha Apartment

Sei buoni motivi per vendere casa con Tuscan Feeling!

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Vendere la propria casa può essere un attività davvero stressante ed impegnativa. Noi ti possiamo aiutare a farlo nel modo più veloce e semplice. Ti offriamo i nostri servizi, acquisiti grazie alla nostra lunga esperienza nel settore immobiliare nazionale e internazionale, con la nostra esperienza nel settore delle compravendite e degli affitti, locali e internazionali. Il nostro staff formato da persone esperte e competenti è a tua disposizione.

Vendita Tuscan Feeling

Vendita Tuscan Feeling

Sei buoni motivi per vendere casa con Tuscan Feeling

1) VALUTAZIONE – Noi di Tuscan Feeling valutiamo il tuo immobile e individuiamo il suo giusto prezzo per il mercato corrente, per fare in modo che la tua vendita sia proficua e veloce.

Marketing Tuscan Feeling

Marketing Tuscan Feeling

2) MARKETING STRATEGICO – Una volta stabilito un accordo con te, ci occuperemo di realizzare una scheda completa e dettagliata del tuo appartamento, corredata di immagini di qualità (scattate da noi) in lingua italiana, inglese e tedesca, per clienti di ogni parte del mondo. Firenze è una città internazionale, non puoi rivolgerti soltanto a clienti locali! Pubblicheremo la scheda sul nostro sito web e su le maggiori piattaforme web nazionali e non, ottenendo che la tua proprietà sia vista da più clienti possibile.

chiavi

chiavi

3) VERIFICA – Siamo abituati a fare il punto della situazione su ogni proprietà di cui abbiamo scelto di occuparci, per capire se l’immobile ha il prezzo corretto per il mercato corrente, se la pubblicità sta funzionando e se dobbiamo correggere il tiro assieme a te. Per questo ti faremo vedere le visualizzazioni delle schede del tuo appartamento e il numero di contatti ricevuti, comparandoli con il numero di persone che hanno visitato la casa. In questo modo, potrai verificare la nostra professionalità e il nostro interesse.

Consulenza

Consulenza

4) CONSULENZA – Tuscan Feeling ti offre una completo servizio di consulenze riguardanti le questioni legali e i documenti indispensabili per la vendita del tuo immobile. In questo processo, noi ti seguiamo prima, durante e dopo la vendita, fornendoti tutto il supporto necessario.

agenda tuscan feeling

agenda tuscan feeling

5) ORGANIZZAZIONE – Ci occupiamo – al tuo posto – di organizzare le visite e gli appuntamenti con i clienti giusti per la tua proprietà, rispettando i tuoi impegni e cercando potenziali acquirenti veramente interessati all’acquisto. In questa fase, noi di Tuscan Feeling dedichiamo molto tempo alla preselezione di chi visiterà la tua casa, scegliendo soltanto clienti affidabili e motivati. Organizzeremo visite alla tua proprietà pianificandole in agenda e scegliendo assieme a te i giorni, rispettando il tuo tempo e i tuoi impegni, lavorativi e familiari.

Contratto Immobiliare

Contratto Immobiliare

6) MEDIAZIONE – Il compito più imporante di un agente immobiliare è quello della mediazione fra le parti in causa in una compravendita. Noi ci occuperemo di trovare un accordo equo, rapido e proficuo fra te e il compratore, rendendo questo processo semplice e sereno, accompagnandoti in tutte le fasi notarili.

Ice cream in Florence!

Ice Cream in Florence

Ice Cream in Florence

We at Tuscan Feeling we are gourmets and adore ice creams. In our work – international broker and real estate agents – we meet people who arrive in Florence from all over the world. Almost everyone asks us where to go to taste the best ice cream in town. That’s why, we made our own personal ranking, the result of long discussions and thoughts.

Badiani

Badiani

1) Badiani (Viale dei Mille 20/r)

It is one of the most famous icecream shop of Florence, near the soccer stadium Artemio Franchi. The Florentines love this gelato and worship the Buontalenti taste, which is the shop’s specialties. Here the ice cream is made with care, as it once was. Florentine generations have grown up with this ice cream!

Carapina

Carapina

2) Carapina (Piazza Oberdan)

Carapina is one of the ice cream stores of the new generation. Preparation is strictly traditional, fresh and organic ingredients, it is quite expensive. Don’t miss all kinds of chocolate (from dark to spicy) and almond.

Gelateria della Passera

Gelateria della Passera

3) Gelateria della Passera (via Toscanella, 15/r)

An unconventional ice cream shop in the heart of Oltrarno Florence neighborhood. Each scoop of ice cream costs 1 Euro. The fruit flavors are the strong point of the shop. Here the fruit is real and all the tastes are very aromatic and extravagant. Do not miss ‘Incantesimo’ by the weird and intriguing taste, made from hibiscus flowers and the lavender cream.

La Sorbettiera

La Sorbettiera

4) La Sorbettiera (Piazza Tasso)

Tasty ice cream, craft and fine workmanship. You find here some traditional tastes, plus some extravagant tastes, with unusual combinations of sweet and salty. In the heart of San Frediano, the ice cream shop is located in front of a public garden: the ideal place to enjoy an ice cream in peace.

Pinguino

Pinguino

5) Il Pinguino (Via Quintino Sella)

You will not find this ice cream in your guides, but it is one of the best in the city. Loved by the Florentines who live in the south of the city has simple tastes, but more good than average. The artisan popsicles are a cult, to taste absolutely!

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. VINCENT - 65 m2 – 2nd floor (without elevator) – for 4 persons

Vincent Apartment

Vincent Apartment

Apt. CUPOLONE – 28 m2 – 2 floor (without elevator) – for 2 person

Cupolone apartment

Cupolone apartment

Apt. SAN LORENZO FALLERI – 30 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

San Lorenzo Falleri Apartment

San Lorenzo Falleri Apartment

How to buy an apartment in Florence in 3 steps!

Pontevecchio

Pontevecchio

It is the best period to buy a house in Florence, despite the price of apartments is higher than in other Italian cities. The advantage of buying a house in Florence is to have solid an investment in one of the busiest cities in the world tourism. A 30sqm apartment in Florence can make more than 12,000 euros per year through the rent. Buy an apartment through Tuscan Feeling is quick and easy, thanks to our professional services. What are you waiting for? Learn How to Buy an Apartment in Florence in 3 steps!

Street View Florence

Street View Florence

1) First step: choose an international real estate agency

There are no restrictions on foreign ownership in Florence, but any money remitted from outside italy for purchasing property, must be documented to be sure that any money of any resale can be repatriated. The first step is to hire a florentine international real estate agency like Tuscan Feeling, specialist in international business. The real estate will protect your interests, will help you with translations and contracts, will find for you the notary and will help you with the italian burocracy. In addition, an international real estate will put together for you personal visits to many apartments in few days, to help you not to waste your time on the spot. Tuscan Feeling is able to show you apartments with on line guides and will manage for you a one day visit to all the apartments you will ask to see in advance.

S. Spirito Square

S. Spirito Square

2) Second Step: The preliminary contract

If the seller accepts your offer, the deal becomes binding on both parties. Then a preliminary contract will be drawn up by the seller (it is called ‘compromesso’) or a real estate agent, containing the sale price, the amount to be paid as deposit, the completion date, the land boundaries and details of the property, and any other relevant clauses. In the event that you decide not to pursue the purchase, the ‘compromesso’ will be forfeited or the seller may seek legal action. On the other hand, if the seller backs out, he will be liable to pay double the amount you have given as deposit.

Notary Act

Notary Act

3) Third Step: The notary act

For closing the purchase usually it takes more than one month. During this period your real estate agency will find or you a notary that will have the T the responsibility of performing due diligence, he will act for both parties. At the end of this process, you will invited to the notary studio wih the seller and the real estate agent to complete the contract. The real estate agent will help you with translations and can act your role by your permission.You will pay the final balance and sign the deed of sale (it is called ‘rogito’ and it will be witnessed by the notary himself). Of course, this act requires you to present a valid identification document, and your ‘codice fiscale’ (italian tax code). The real estate agent will help you to obtain the ‘codice fiscale’ in advance. You have to have one to buy properties in Italy, also if you already have one in your country. The notary will issue you a copy of the deed and present copies to the tax office (called ‘Agenzia delle Entrate’) and Land Registry (called ‘catasto’). It takes an average of 15 days to complete all the four procedures needed to register a property in Italy. During this days, the real estate agent will follow up all the procedures, including transferring the utilities, get all the keys and be sure that your house in Florence is ok under any aspect.

Tuscan Feeling

Tuscan Feeling

If you want to buy an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. TUSCANY – 60 m2 – PT. floor (without elevator)

Tuscany Apartment

Tuscany Apartment

Apt. RUFUS – 300 m2 – TERRA+1+2 floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Rufus Villa

Rufus Villa

Art in Florence does not go on holiday in July!

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

Do you want to see art exhibitions in Florence? You are very lucky! In these days opens its doors a brand new museum (after massive renovations) and there are four art exhibitions not to be missed, all of them being prepared for July. Yes! Art in Florence does not go on holiday in July!

1) Istituto degli Innocenti

New spaces (more than 4900sqm), restored artworks and a choice of the Florentine Renaissance masterpieces. Artists as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Bartolomeo di Giovanni, Piero di Cosimo, Neri di Bicci, Luca della Robbia and Giovanni del Biondo. It’s the great revival of the Istituto degli Innocenti’s Museum , which opens its doors on June 24, and it’s themost important summer event for Florence. The Istituto degli Innocenti was originally a children’s orphanage. Build in 1419, it is regarded as a notable example of early Italian Renaissance architecture. Its art collection puts it at the same level of the greatest Florentine museums. The Insitute, for the wealth of its archives and the longevity of the institution itself, is considered one of the landmarks of genealogical studies. Those who study, work or i simply are fond of genealogical trees and family studies, should visit it at least once in their life.

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

2) From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Great Art of Guggenheim (Palazzo Strozzi dal 19 marzo al 24 luglio 2016)

Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition that brings to Florence more than 100 masterpieces of European art and American of the twentieth century, in a path that reconstructs relations and relations between the two sides of the ocean, in the sign of the figures American collectors Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. The exhibition allows the exceptional comparison between fundamental works of modern art European masters such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso and so-called European informal as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, along with large paintings and sculptures by some of the major figures in American art of the fifties and sixties as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly.

Da Kandinsky a Pollock. La Grande Arte dei Guggenheim

Da Kandinsky a Pollock. La Grande Arte dei Guggenheim

3) Jesters,villains and players at the Medici’s court Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Andito degli Angiolini dal 9 maggio all’11 settembre 2016

About thirty works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mainly from the deposits of the Palatine Gallery, illustrate recurring bizarre figurative subjects in the Medici collections. It is so-called ‘gender’ scenes, that within the universe coded of this type of painting, allow to illustrate, often with moral intent or didactic, comic aspects of social life and of the court, that is, those issues deemed otherwise low and devoid of decoration. Within this framework it is to the fore marginal and deviant characters like clowns, ignorant peasants or grotesque dwarf and players from both licit or illicit games. The ‘genre’ painting becomes short, the tool that allows art to draw from the reality of the world.

Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici

Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici

4) Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre (Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, dal 17 maggio al 4 settembre 2016)

Thirty-seven works, including drawings and prints, mostly unseen by the people, referring to the first thirty years of the twentieth century. Representations of figures, faces, portraits full of deep expressiveness clutching psychological games of glances between the artist and the portrait character and between him and the viewer. Works that reveal the complexity of the first thirty years of the century and predict future tragedies. Among the authors selected there are Jacques Villon, Alberto Giacometti, Anders Zorn, and even Ram and Thayat Costetti Giovanni, Giuseppe Lunardi, Pietro Bugiani, Kurt Craemer, Primo Conti, Giuseppe Lanza del Vasto, Marino Marini.

Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre

Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre

5) Fece di Scoltura di legname e colori (Galleria degli Uffizi, dal 22 marzo al 28 agosto 2016)

Throughout the first half of the fifteenth century the painted sculpture – wooden, marble or terracotta – was the expression of sculpture’s artistic primacy. This exhibition is proposed for the first time to investigate, through a nucleus of about fifty works, the story of polychrome wooden sculpture of the fifteenth century in Florence, the city where the proximity of the shops, places of secret meetings between sculptors, painters and architects , it was often critical to the activity of the masters of the time.

Fece di scoltura di legname e colori

Fece di scoltura di legname e colori

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. BARDI – 90 m2 – Groundfloor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Bardi Apartment

Bardi Apartment

Apt. FREDDY – 40 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Freddy Apartment

Freddy Apartment

Apt. S. JACOPO - 75 m2 – 6th floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

S. Jacopo Apartment

S. Jacopo Apartment

Summer in Florence? Estate Fiorentina 2016!

Estate Fiorentina 2016

Estate Fiorentina 2016

Summer is coming and many Italian cities become ghost towns. Schools are closing, the offices are on vacation and shops pulled down their shutters. This does not happen in Florence! The capital of the Renaissance, thanks to its thousands visitors, visitors and the ceaseless work of its citizens is always a lively city, especially in summer.

As every year the municipality of Florence take care of the summer in town, with a program of events for locals and visitors, from June to September. Four months of shows, exhibitions and events! More than 750 are the events that will make alive the Florentine nightlife and, for the first time, will land in two exceptional places: Piazza dei Tre Re and Piazzale Michelangelo, made entirely pedestrian.

Sting

Sting

Among the most anticipated events, there are all the gigs scheduled at the Visarno’s Hippodrome and the Amphitheatre, both in the Cascine park. From June to August Florence waits Sting, Massive Attack, the Italian pop stars Max Pezzali and Daniele Silvestri, the evergreens Duran Duran and the great concert of UNHCR, the High Commissioner of the United Nations.

Cat Power

Cat Power

September 7, will be the turn of Cat Power, who returns to Italy after two years of absence, for only two exclusive dates. In the middle of summer, it is scheduled a contemporary performance in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Sala d’Arme, chosen by the composer Michael Nyman for a video installation, called ‘Manejese since domoras’ that will last 15 days. In the Sala d’Arme, after Nyman, will come the Masbedo duo, formed by Nicolò Massazza and Jacopo Bedogni with an installation video art.

Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman

Six major projects, ranging from music to art, will be the real big news of this Florentine summer season. Between June and July will come the “independent musicians for Florence”: five concerts in five different squares of the town for five consecutive days. This tour de force will see as protagonists Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Gianni Maroccolo, Giorgio Canali, Francesco Magnelli and Ginevra di Marco.

Ginevra di Marco

Ginevra di Marco

In September, to celebrate the centenary of Spoon River Anthology, there will be public readings of extracts from the immortal Edgar Lee Masters, accompanied by the songs of Fabrizio De Andrè.
Florence also aims to break a record by the Guinness Book: with “String City” will be held 100 concerts in 100 museums in just 48 hours. In this musical marathon will attend the Fiesole School of Music, the Conservatory Cherubini, the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the music school Dante Alighieri. The last of the “special” projects in the program is “Hai paura del buio? A festival for Sollicciano”, by Manuel Agnelli of Afterhours.

Orchestra Regionale Toscana

Orchestra Regionale Toscana

Many of the events and the Florence summer outdoor venues have been confirmed. The bizarre Cirk Fantastik will return to the city, with its circus without animals, the Cascine Park (September 15 to 25). Will be held on the Campus of Music at the Opera (2, 3 and 4 September).

Cirk Fantastik

Cirk Fantastik

On 16 and 17 June will be the turn of Street Art Fest by Controradio: hip hop, graffiti and skateboarding will be in a huge festival at the Visarno’s Hyppodrome. All those who love cinema will have nothing to complain about! There are scheduled the Festival dei Popoli and Apriti Cinema in Santissima Annunziata’s square, with docu-fictions, art films and many previews.

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. PALAZZO VENANZI – 230 m2 – 1 floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Palazzo Venanzi Apartment

Palazzo Venanzi Apartment

Apt. CROCI – 70 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Croci Apartments

Croci Apartments

Apt. ROGER – 85 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

‘Buche del Vino’: a different look over Florence

Buca del Vino in via del Proconsolo,18 – Palazzo Pazzi

Buca del Vino in via del Proconsolo,18 – Palazzo Pazzi

There are many curious ways of exploring Florence. You can proceed – tablet in your hand – visiting the most important museums, or walk aimlessly with the sole purpose of shopping. As an alternative to easy solutions and the most usual intuitions of travelers, you can proceed to discover Florence through small details of its ancient history.
We all agree that Florence, due to its proximity to Chiantishire, is the ideal place to taste fine wines or simply to get to know the best Italian wine around. The Chianti, exactly.

Chianti Wine

Chianti Wine

The relationship between Florence and the wine is old and deep. Many of you may have wondered what those small windows are at about one meter from the ground on the side walls of many historical buildings. They are the so called wine-holes. They began to be opened in the walls of the stately homes during the seventeenth century, when – following the crisis in Florence businesses – the local government granted to households owning vines to supplement their income with wine retailing.

Fresco - Taverna

Fresco – Taverna

Through these holes were sold directly in the street the famous wine flasks (ie the glass bottles from the characteristic stuffing, this had the function to avoid that during transport would break). These wine taverns were used to sell wine at a very affordable price, lower than the one sold in public taverns. It was then customary, by wine sellers, put small jugs of wine and some bread for the poor. A way as any to do charity and lighten the suffering of the poorest. In the tiny rooms vintners poured out wine to customers in metal or glass containers of controlled capacity and were not allowed to sell certain types of salty bread that stimulate thirst. At the sound of the evening bells, the taverns and the holes of the wine they had to suspend trade.

Buca del Vino in Via delle Belledonne

Buca del Vino in Via delle Belledonne

‘Buche del Vino’: a different look over Florence!

Today, these holes are mainly walled, but you can see them virtually everywhere. Via delle Belle Donne at number 2, you can see a splendid wine from the hole topped by a plaque which contains the rules and schedules for consumption and sale. At 2 Via del Giglio, at 27 Borgo Pinti, 7/r in Via Isola delle Stinche, and still in Via dell’Oriuolo and Via delle Terme there are other visible.

Via delle Belledonne

Via delle Belledonne

They are silent witnesses of an era in which the wine was sold directly on the street. Many of them are quiete near to Tuscan Feeling’s apartments and that’s why we know them and we know all the story!

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

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

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment

Apt. ALFANI – 45 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Alfani Apartment

Alfani Apartment

Apt. MARIA – 30 m2 – 2nd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Maria Apartment

Maria Apartment