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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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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

Happy hour in Florence: the Top Five

Happy Hour Duomo

Happy Hour Duomo

Happy hour is pretty popular in Florence. You can meet your friends before dinner, have some talks, drink and eat something really delicious.

It’s a nice way to spend a few hours right after work or before going in a restaurant. You can choose from taking just a drink and some snacks, or having a great happy hour with a rich and plentiful buffet that become a real substitute for the dinner. Usually, it is called ‘apericena’.

Happy Hour in Florence: the Top Five! Here is a list of 5 best place for happy hours in Florence, right in the historical center.

Il Santino

Il Santino

Il Santino (Via Santo Spirito, 60/R)

A really cozy place, small, right behind S. Spirito church, in the Oltrarno area. Suitable for a romantic happy hour, the ideal place for couples. Behind the counter you can see tons of sausages and tuscan delicatessen, with a great choice of local cheeses. You can order from the menu one or more small portions, and drink a good glass of wine or a craft beer. An appetizer for gourmets and connoisseurs. Exposed brick walls and candle lights make it a very romantic atmosphere.

Moyo

Moyo

Moyo (Via de ‘Benci 23 / r)

It is located not far from Piazza Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio, right in the center, not far from the Duomo. Moyo is always open: during the daytime is a regular bar, where you can have lunch, but after 6.30 pm it becomes the place of the Florentine nightlife. Every night comes the DJ and start a really cool selection of music, the light changes and a great buffet is served on an huge table. You can find anything here regarding eating: pizza and pasta, snacks and appetizers, sandwiches and salads, meats and cheeses. Sometimes the buffet are in an ethnic theme. The environment is really trendy and it is frequented by young people who follow the fashion style.

Zoe

Zoe

Zoe & Negroni (Via de’ Renai, 13/R e 17r)

These are two separate places, but close to each other, a few steps from Ponte alle Grazie in San Niccolò neighborhood. In the city center. These are two fixed places of the Florentine nightlife. Despite the years, customers are always there, standing on the sidewalk, glass in hand, talking and look who’s there. If you want to get an idea of the current fashion in Florence and experience the city like a local, this is the right place. The buffet is served on a shelf on the right as you enter. Typically you will find one or two pastas, some salad vegetables, sauces to spread on bread, potato chips and crudités. Here the food is not imporant, but you can drink very well here, and what matters is that you are in the right place to decide your night, meet new people, fall in love, talk about culture or do business, with hands on a delicious cocktail.

Volume

Volume

Volume (Piazza Santo Spirito, 5 / r)

Here once there was a workshop, famous for its wooden creations, today there’s one of the hottest clubs in town. As if time had never passed, the decor has remained the same and the place was trasformed in a museum, library and coffee. It is located in the heart of the Oltrarno and often hosts live bands, the best of Italian indie rock scene, as well as exhibitions and book presentations. His cocktails are served on comfortable chairs inside or outside, in the outdoor area, if the weather permits. The Volume is a reference point for the Florentine nightlife. You can drink and eat (tortillas, crepes, desserts and ice cream), but what counts is to be there.

Ses.to on Arno

Ses.to on Arno

Se.sto on Arno (Westin Excelsior Piazza Ognissanti, 3)

Chic and trendy, at high prices, but not prohibitive. This is the restaurant bar located above the terrace at The Westin Excelsior Hotel and offers a breathtaking view of Florence. Customers are international and a little snob, but the rooftop restaurant of the Hotel Florence has now entered the hearts of many and even more the bar. Ideal for those who want to enjoy a drink and the view of Florence in a luxurious and comfortable environment, without too much fuss. Frequent theme nights for those who enjoy wine tastings.

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

Apt. IL CORNO – 120 m2 – 2nd floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Il Corno Apartment

Il Corno Apartment

Apt. PITTI – 70 m2 – 4th floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

PITTI Apartment

PITTI Apartment

Apt. FRA JACOPO - 50 m2 – 4 piano floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

FRA JACOPO Apartment

FRA JACOPO Apartment

Florence: a concise guide to the hidden gems

Villa la Petraia

Tuscan Feeling

Florence is a city that can surprise you. Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Medici Chapels, the Uffizi and hundreds of places to visit, well known and appreciated all over the world.There are, however, places that are worth a visit for their extraordinary beauty and that are frequented and known by few tourists.

Stibbert Villa and Park

Tuscan Feeling

There are, however, places that are worth a visit for their extraordinary beauty and that are frequented and known by few tourists. We selected five places that are expensive places we love, respect and appreciate. For this reason, for their beauty, Tuscan Feeling wants to share them with you.

Here you find Florence: a concise guide to the hidden gems…

Stibbert Museum's Garden

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Stibbert Museum

Considered one of the most unusual museums in Florence, the Stibbert collects a wide and bizarre collection of arms and armor of every age and country: European, Islamic and Japanese. The exposure’s eclecticism is coupled with the extraordinary english style park of the villa. Walking around, you’ll come across really curious monuments, including a small temple in the Egyptian style, with obelisk and a pyramid spire, in the middle of an artificial lake.

Via Frederick Stibbert, 26
From Monday to Wednesday, 10-14. From Friday to Sunday, 10-18 (closed on Thursdays)
Ticket € 8.00

Stibbert Museum

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Palazzo Davanzati

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Palazzo Davanzati

Do you want to find out how they lived the rich families of Florence in the Late Middle Ages? Well – less than two hundred meters from the church of Santa Trinita – you can visit Palazzo Davanzati! Inside, there is the Museum of the Old Florentine House. A charming courtyard introduces the visit of the collections: paintings, sculptures, laces, ceramics, from the day room, the study and the bedroom, the kitchen and the servants’ rooms. Exactly like living in the fourteenth century, with original furnishings. Here, only a few ‘pieces’ were reconstructed and what you will see comes from the original ancient Florentine houses.

Via di Porta Rossa, 13
Da lunedì a domenica, 8.15-13.50.
Biglietto € 2.00

Villa la Petraia

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Villa La Petraia

Villa Petraia is a fascinating Medicean architecture on a panoramic terrace on the outskirts of Florence, in the small hamlet of Castello. From its viewpoint you dominate the lush garden below and a breathtaking view of the city. Originally, it was a country residence, but the Grand Duke Ferdinando de’ Medici decided to transform it into a princely residence. The whole project was built around the old central tower that was converted into a belvedere. The most significant changes took place in the garden. The space was divided on three magnificent terraces: in the first were planted orchards, the second was adorned with flower beds and the third was occupied by two large elliptical structured areas with trees and citrus.The inner courtyard of the villa, covered by a nineteenth-century stained glass, is decorated with frescoes by Volterra and Cosimo Daddi. The famous bronze sculpture of Giambologna’s Venus is visible inside. The visits to the garden are free.

Via della Petraia, 40

From Monday to Sunday
8,30AM hours – 4.30pm from November to February
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM March and October
8:30 AM – 7:00 PM from April to September
The Villa rooms are accessible with visits accompanied every hour starting at 8.45am, 9.30AM, 10.30AM
The last visit is fixed at 3,40PM (from November to February) – 4,40PM (March and October) – 3,40PM (from April to September).

Gucci Museum

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Gucci Museum

The ninety years of history of the famous Florentine fashion brand are all enclosed in this beautiful museum located on the Piazza della Signoria. On the ground floor is the large ‘Journey’ room, dedicated to luggage and the most glamorous accessories. On the first floor, the ‘World Flora’ and ‘Bags’ room, with artisanal excellence and historical models, the ‘Evening’ room, with clothes from the most chic evening, and ‘Precious’ room, a glittering display of clutch and valuables. On the top floor, the ‘Logomania’ sections, to celebrate the monogram with the double G, and finally the ‘Lifestyle room and Sport’. The museum also features a cafe, a bookstore and Icon Store, the shop for your designer purchases.

Piazza della Signoria, 10
Da lunedì a domenica, 10AM-8PM.
Biglietto intero € 6.00

Museo del Novecento

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Museo del Novecento

The Museo del Novecento of Florence is dedicated to Italian art of the twentieth century and offers a selection of about 300 masterpieces distributed in 15 exhibition areas, as well as a study room, a toilet designs and prints and a conference room and projections. The venue is the old hospital in the Leopoldine in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. It is the best place you can find to study the art of Giorgio de Chirico, explore the Italian futurism and see the treasures of Italian modernism.

If you want an apartment in Florence, 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 and Learn Fashion & Marketing in Florence!

Polimoda School in Florence

Polimoda School in Florence

Summer study is not the highest of aspirations and fun. We agree with you!
But…. try to imagine you studying Fashion & Marketing in one the most beautiful Italian town: Florence! And we have not even remember that Florence is one of the capitals of international fashion.

Battistero

Battistero

Now, try to imagine yourself studying fashion and marketing in one of the prestigious schools in the city, with dedicated teachers and specialized in-depth lessons, together with people coming from all over the world.
Imagine youself in Florence, in your apartment, in the heart of the ancient historical center, where everything speaks of immortal art. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, but also Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, Patrizia Pepe, Dolce & Gabbana.

Museo Ferragamo

Museo Ferragamo

Florence every year is chosen by thousands of students as a destination for their training in fashion and marketing. The city is home to many excellent schools that offer a wide range of professional courses, diplomas and master.

Among the Florentine schools of excellence is the well known International Fashion and marketing Institute Polimoda, which for over 30 years provides a high-level training in the field of fashion. What distinguishes Polimoda from others is to have a concrete answer to the needs of students with a particular focus on the world of fashion.

Model in Florence

Model in Florence

Polimoda organizes several summer fashion and marketing courses, focused for those they need to improve their curriculum and to help to all those students who are still searching for their way in fashion. Polimoda, during summertime offers brief, but intense and comprehensive courses.

You can choose from a large number of courses, which belong to different training areas:

Design & Technology
(Bag & Accessories Design, Drawing & Illustration, Fashion Design, Footwear Design)

Business and Management (Brand Management, Fashion Marketing, Luxury & Lifestyle)

Media & Communication (Fashion Writing, Fashion Communication)

Research & Trend Vision (Contemporary Fashion Studies,Trend Forecasting)

Polimoda Gallery

Polimoda Gallery

Attend Polimoda during the summer is a smart way to access a high-level professional knowledge and, simultaneously, while away the time in a study made of art and cultural holiday.

Brancacci Chapel

Brancacci Chapel

A training holiday or a summer course in Florence, city of art and Capital of Fashion, in one of the 10 best training centers in the world, that there permettereà to know the international community of Florence, learn Italian and visit museums such as overtime the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti see Pontevecchio and the Duomo, being out of breath in front of the Brancacci Chapel.

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

Apt. ROMEO – 90 m2 – 2nd floor (without elevator) – for 6 persons

Apt. Romeo

Apt. Romeo

Apt. TRENTINO – 65 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Trentino

Trentino

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

Vigna

Vigna