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Valentine’s Day in Florence

San Valentino in Florence

San Valentino in Florence

Spend Valentine’s Day in Florence is an experience that every couple of lovers, sooner or later, should try. Because Florence is an open-air museum full of treasures to discover and it has a romantic atmosphere along its narrow streets. Breathtaking landscapes and places of the past have been setting of some of the most famous love affairs of our culture and have inspired the greatest artists ever existed, such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and Giotto. Florence is the capital of poetry and an art mecca. Every corner has it’s own story to tell.

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio – Florence most known destination – narrates the tragedy that saw the young nobleman Buondelmonte, assassinated on the bridge after leaving the altar a girl because he was deeply in love with Beatrice Donati. Anyway, the most famous love story in town is linked to Dante Alighieri, and his delicate platonic feelings toward Beatrice.

Dante & Beatrice

Dante & Beatrice

In your romantic stay in Florence, you can have walk in the stunning Boboli Gardens, the historical park originated as grand ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti and connected to the Forte di Belvedere. Among olive trees, fountains, statues, flowers and enchanting paths, you can admire one of the most romantic landscapes of the city.

Boboli gardens

Boboli gardens

Anyway, if you are in Florence with your boyfriend or girlfriend, that you are in the right place for a gift! Florence is famous for its shops, jewelers and fashion designers. Here you can find great artisans and taylors. You can find wonderful jewels and handmade leather goods. Traditional food is a fundamental part of a holiday in Florence with several small romantic restaurants that allow you to sample the delights of Tuscan cuisine during a dinner for two.

Leather goods

Leather goods

If you are going to spend your Valentine’s Day in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accommodatios:

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

New Year’s Eve 2017 in Florence

New Year's Eve in Florence

New Year’s Eve in Florence

2016 is about to end! Are you ready for a new year?
Florence offers you the chance to celebrate the arrival of 2017 in an extraordinary way! As every year – around the city – you can find many events to follow open air, while in clubs, pubs and restaurants you can celebrate the new year’s eve away from the cold.

Mika in Florence

Mika in Florence

Among the indoor shows, one of the most anticipated events in town is the Mika concert at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with the program entitled ‘Sinfonia Pop’ on the evening of 30 and 31 December to celebrate the end of the year. The show was presented as a sort of union between pop and symphonic music.

Marco Mengoni

Marco Mengoni

A traditional event in Florence is the New Year’s concert at the Piazzale Michelangelo. This year will perform the pop star Marco Mengoni, one of the new voices of Italian melodic music, discovered in a talent show.
In addition to Piazza Signoria, San Lorenzo and Piazza Carmine, for the first time there will be live shows in the Isolotto and Gavinana area. The whole city can participate in what will be a night of celebration and fun for everyone.

Motta

Motta

The program of the Festival of Scandicci is more interesting, for all those interested in alternative music, indie rock, but also to swing. These are the main ingredients of the New Year in Piazza della Resistenza in Scandicci (free admission, the concert start at 22). They will perform the songwriter Motta, Nada and the indie rockers A Toy’s Orchestra. The evening will end with a real journey into the authentic sounds of Italian music in the key of swing.

Pavoniere

Pavoniere

Among the indoor events you can choose from a large number of small parties, private and public. www.tuscanfeeling.com suggest you the Grand Gala New Year at Villa Le Pavoniere in the Cascine Park. Dress code elegant, dinner and disco all night, for a new very cool year. Alternatively, for those who enjoy exclusive events, we recommend the Year End Party at the legendary nightclub Tenax, where 2017 will be welcomed with a trendy selection of deep house music.

For your New Year’s Eve 2017 in Florence, www.tuscanfeeling.com suggests you a fine selection of apartments to 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

Wine & Oil in Florence…

Wine in Florence

Wine in Florence

Ok, I’m in Tuscany! Where can I go to buy directly from a manufacturer of oil and wine of excellent quality? The answer is: almost anywhere!
This is a question that many of you will be made, who spent a short holiday in the Tuscan countryside.
And if you’re in Florence? You know where to find a good wine and a good olive oil?
It’s easy, in the Tuscan countryside, find oil and wine directly from the producers, or on am ‘agriturismo’ or in the local markets. In Florence – as in all the towns – it is more complicated, but not impossible!

A typical fiasco...

A typical fiasco…

If you are in Piazza del Duomo you have few time and want to play it safe, there is only one place to go: Pegna (Via dello Studio 26/r). Here you can find a wide selection of fine Tuscan wines, quality olive oil and delicacies. It is an historic mini market in the heart of the city. Fine wines and quality spirits, as well as chocolate and biscuits, can be bought at Enoteca Alessi. (Via delle Oche 27/r), 5 minutes walk from the House of Dante’s Museum.

Another great wine retailer is Zanobini (Via Sant’Antonino, 47), where you live the typical atmosphere of the past. The store is active since 1944. Zanobini is one of the historical shops of Florence. It is located in San Lorenzo’s area (near the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the famous Medici Chapels). Procacci (Via Tornabuoni, 64r) is another good place too. Here you can take a break from shopping, enjoy a glass of wine and decide whether to buy black or white truffles or other delicacies to take away.

Tuscan Olive Oil

Tuscan Olive Oil

If you are looking for oil, you should visit the Bottega dell’Olio, which has a wide selection of extra virgin Tuscan olive oil and flavored with spices (Piazza del Limbo 2/r, behind Via de ‘Tornabuoni).
A good place to buy olive oil in the center of Florence is the Mercato Centrale. These days, the famous Fattoria di Maiano has decided to start a collaboration and make known its own oil to market goers. It is organic olive oil, produced in the hills near Fiesole, beloved by florentines.

Those looking for olive oil and organic wine should visit the small markets that are set up during the weekend in the streets of Florence. It’s numerous exhibitors – all strictly organic and verified – who joined in a sort of association called The Fierucola. The calendar can be downloaded from their website.

If you are looking for an apartment in Florence. Tuscan Feeling (http://www.tuscanfeeling.com/) Real Estate, specialist in short & long term rentals, suggests:

Apt. CUPOLONE – 28sqm – 2 floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Apt. Cupolone in Piazza Duomo.

Apt. Cupolone in Piazza Duomo.

Apt. SAN LORENZO TURCHI – 150 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 8 persons

Apt. San Lorenzo Turchi in Florence

Apt. San Lorenzo Turchi in Florence

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

Apt. Louise near Santa Croce

Apt. Louise near Santa Croce