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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

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!

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

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

Bomboloni in Florence

Delicious Bomboloni....

Delicious Bomboloni….

Delicious, creamy, tasty, sweet and fragrant, there’s nothing better than Bomboloni for a snack or breakfast! When you are in Florence it is difficult to resist the temptation to taste one, freshly baked, warm, while its tantalizing aroma spreads through the streets.

The cream is on the top!

The cream is on the top!

Yes, but what are Bomboloni?
Bomboloni are fried Italian donuts, fully filled with tasty pastry cream. They are warm, fluffy donuts with a sugary crust with a vanilla cream inside with a bit of lemon zest. The traditional filling is vanilla pastry cream, but you could find them with a fruit jelly, chocolate or even Nutella. Bomboloni are filled from the top never from the side and a small mound of pastry cream tops the centers.

Ciambelle

Ciambelle

You can find Bomboloni in many bars and pastry shops in the centre of Florence. Usually they are sold together with Ciambelle. They are a tyical Italian cake with the same recipe of Bomboloni, but without cream and with an hole inside.

So, where can you find Bomboloni in Florence?

Bar Pasticceria Cucciolo

Bar Pasticceria Cucciolo

1) Bar Pasticceria Cucciolo (Via del Corso 25r)

Cucciolo is an old (they opened in 1943) and small pasticceria and bar located just around the corner from The Duomo in a pedestrianised side-street. You can have here your breakfast or brunch and choose what you want from an amazing array of pastries, pizza and panini. The coffee is excellent, but Cucciolo is world wide famous for its Bomboloni. They are known in town for them and it can be safely said they are to die for. Bomboli and Ciambelle are cooked upstairs, so they are always warm and fragrant. They fall down on the counter inside the sugar from a characteristic metal cascade, which is one of the local characteristics. Nothing spectacular, but for the Florentines is synonymous of extraordinary Bombolini and their aroma spreads around in Via del Corso.

The not so secret Bakery of via de' Benci

The not so secret Bakery of via de’ Benci

2) Pasticceria Vinci & Bongini (via Canto Rivolto 2)

Many guys from all over the world think that it is an not well known place, but the Pasticceria Vinci & Bongini is a really popular place in Florence. It is the last stop before going back home after night out in clubs and venues. It opens at 1:30am and close at 5am.The entrance is an unmarked glass door, but they don’t need to have a name on it. Everybody knows where they are. So, you don’t have to come back home and tell your friends that you have discovered a real secret place in Florence. Just wait your turn, be quiet and order your warm and creamy Bomboloni to taste in the night walking to your apartment in Florence.

The Futura Pasticceria's great array of pastries

The Futura Pasticceria’s great array of pastries

3) Futura Pasticceria (via Campo D’Arrigo, 14)

Futura Pasticceria is another hidden place, but well known by nightclubbers, located in Campo di Marte area and open from Monday to Friday, from midnight to 3am. The entrance is near the the train station of Campo di Marte. They are appreciated for any kind of pastries, but Bomboloni are the top here. It is a real laboratory of pastry, typically Italian. Here all the sweets are produced within hours and can be enjoyed hot and fragrant, just out of the oven. Until a few years ago it was a place frequented by Florentines alone, but today it has also become very popular in the international community who lives, studies and works in the city. Equip yourself with patience and, again, wait for your turn!

If you are looking for a place to taste your Bomboloni in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accommodations:

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. 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

Christmas Shopping in Florence

Shopping in Florence

Shopping in Florence

Christmas becomes magical in Florence. A month before the December 25 the town is decorated with Christmas lights of a thousand colors that immerse the town in an unreal atmosphere, almost fantastic. As every year, the historical center of Florence is totally closed to traffic and it is accessible only by free shuttle buses that allow the Florentines and tourists arriving in the streets filled with interesting shops with gift ideas for every kind of taste. You can imagine the rivers of people that flock to Via Calzaiuoli and Via del Corso desperately looking for gift ideas that can be funny, original and possibly convenient. The Christmas atmosphere in Florence is beautiful, all the streets are lit, and you can enjoy the smell of roasted chestnuts, people walking hurriedly through the streets of downtown with packages and parcels. The city blend perfectly with specially crafted Christmas lights to illuminate and highlight details of great beauty of historical buildings, churches and monuments.

Christmas in Florence

Christmas in Florence

All the churches of Florence celebrate one of the most heartfelt moments with solemn Masses, concerts, and the beautiful cribs (both static and moving). Maybe Christmas is just one of the best times to enjoy the true flavor of a city of art. In many they come to town the day before Christmas and staying in the capital of Tuscany for a week so even trascorrenre the New Year in Florence, an event full of events, concerts and initiatives that can satisfy even the most demanding tourist.

The Florence Dome

The Florence Dome

Every street and square in Florence is set up differently according on the tastes of the shopkeepers and their shops. Even if it is a rainy day or the temperature is very low maybe assisted by the cold wind, you have the same impression that people are more serene, happy and carefree. Almost everyone has with him parcels and packets carefully wrapped with red and yellow flakes (the colors of Christmas). You can find in Florence beautiful handmade items, to give to people who are dear to you, or to yourself. Florence, in fact, is the capital of fashion, beauty and craftsmanship.

Goldsmiths in Florence

Goldsmiths in Florence

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Traditional and famous Florentine workshops continue their traditions and create handmade products for local and international clients. Handmade objects such as textiles, jewelery, porcelain, shoes and leather goods are a strong sign of the not too distant past.

Handmade shoes

Handmade shoes

Christmas in Florence is also synonymous with colorful Christmas markets. In the most important squares of the city they are set up some wonderful markets that offer typical products, gift ideas and even products not necessarily linked to Italian traditions and cultures.

Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce

Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce

In Piazza Santa Croce – front of the ancient church – is organized the traditional Christmas market in Heidelberg, the oldest in Germany. Here you can find gift ideas, Christmas decorations, mulled wine, beer, and sauerkraut wruster and many events such as the flag bearers of the historic Florentine football, music and shows for children.

Streets Around Santa Maria Novella

Streets Around Santa Maria Novella

In Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Scottish market is celebrated to mark the friendship between Florence Edinburgh. The market is full Scottish breakfast, clothing, liquor, tea and stalls will be open from 10 am to 20. This is Christmas Shopping in Florence!
Have a Nice Xmas in Florence!

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

Studying Abroad in Florence

Students in Florence

Students in Florence

Studying in Florence is your biggest dream? Fashion, Italian language, art, marketing, design and much more is all you can learn to Florence. Want to become a shoemaker or a designer? Want to become a successful designer or learn the language of your Italian grandparents? Here you can do it! And you can have fun too!

Students Life in Florence

Students Life in Florence

You already know which school to attend? It’s not easy to choose the right one. The right school that will help you grow your dreams and will make you discover new, fantastic, friends from all over the world.
We at Tuscan Feeling, in addition to providing for you to find a your own apartment, we suggest some excellent international school in Florence. Because, Studying Abroad in Florence it is easy!!!

Accademia Europea di Firenze

Accademia Europea di Firenze

1) Accademia Europea di Firenze

Accademia Europea di Firenze is a Liberal and Performing Arts School specialized in teaching the Italian language and culture, figurative arts and performing arts.The training offer includes European Bachelor’s, programs of the top American and international universities, as well as individual lessons and entire programs devised ad hoc for groups with specific requirements. The AEF courses adhere to the guidelines of the Bologna Process, releasing ECTS credits with proposed US credits equivalency for its semester and Bachelors’ courses. Besides being the Elon University Center in Florence, AEF credits are also recognized abroad from our international partners. AEF is also a Training Agency recognized by the Regione Toscana: each course complies with this triple quality status and comes under the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for academic transcripts and attendance certificates.

Polimoda

Polimoda

2) Polimoda

Polimoda International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing is an Italian centre of excellence, recognized worldwide for its high quality, fashion-oriented, didactic offer ranging from Design & Marketing to Management and Communication, in line with industry and fashion company needs. Polimoda relies on a team of professors with a solid background and experience in the fashion industry, a team focused on providing students with an updated education, always in-line with the fast changing fashion business. Our faculty is expert in the different fields of fashion design, marketing, management, branding, communication, trends, footwear and pattern design as well as research in fashion.Polimoda is, so to speak, an institute with the gene for Italian excellence, as well as an international vocation. Polimoda is recognized around the globe for its high quality fashion and marketing teaching programs. Founded in 1986 as part of an initiative conceived and financed by the Cities of Florence and Prato and fashion-sector trade associations, and the collaboration of the Fashion Institute of Technology from the State University of New York, Polimoda offers students impeccable professional training through highly-specialized working and research methodology. Polimoda is also a member of IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes)

IED - Istituto Europeo Design

IED – Istituto Europeo Design

3) IED – Istituto Europeo Design

For almost fifty years, the Istituto Europeo di Design has been operating in the fields of education and research in the disciplines of design, fashion, visual communication and management. Today, the IED is a constantly expanding international network that issues first-level academic diplomas and organises three-year courses, Masters courses, continuous professional development and advanced training courses. The most significant milestones in the Group’s history include the foundation of the IED campuses in Milan (1966), Rome (1973), Turin (1989), Madrid (1994), Barcelona (2002), São Paulo (2005), Venice (2007), Florence (2008) and Cagliari (2009). In 2012, the Aldo Galli Academy in Como also joined the IED Group and as of 2013 courses have commenced in Rio de Janeiro, the second IED school in Brazil. Since 1966, the IED has developed innovative and diversified teaching methodologies, focused on synergies between technology and experimentation, creativity, strategies and integrated communication, market issues and a new form of professionalism. Thus does the Istituto Europeo di Design offer young professionals working in the fields of Fashion, Design and Communication the knowledge and the effective tools they need to cater for the constantly developing requirements of the working world.The nexus between knowledge and knowhow is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.

AIFS

AIFS

4) AIFS

Study art, art history, Italian language and culture and more during a summer, January term, semester or year with AIFS in Florence, Italy. By including your tuition, housing, meals, airfare and cultural activities in one guaranteed price, AIFS makes it simple for you to live and study in Florence and experience all that this historic Italian city has to offer.The compact city center puts the history, art and architecture of the Renaissance right at your doorstep. Be a part of the community, not just a tourist, living in your own Florentine apartment and enjoying restaurants and cafes throughout the city with your AIFS meal vouchers. Experience the culinary side of Italian culture with wine tasting and cooking classes. Explore Italy’s artistic heritage with visits to museums, art galleries and monuments.En route to Florence, all students visit the exciting city of London. In Italy, AIFS offers trips to historic Rome and enchanting Venice, plus semester students will spend 1 week in Marina di Pietrasanta (fall) or Rome (spring) for orientation.

SAI

SAI

5) SAI

Since 1995, SAI Programs has provided students with exceptional cultural and educational experiences abroad, offering the opportunity to enroll in some of the finest schools available to English speaking students in Europe. By encouraging students to explore the complex intersections between self, community, and creativity, SAI aims to provide an inspiring and transformative experience for all participants. All of SAI’s services, in the U.S. and overseas, are geared toward ensuring student safety and maximizing the student experience; both in terms of providing a framework for academic inquiry, and offering each student opportunities for personal growth and development. Located in the historic Sonoma Wine Country town of Sebastopol, California, the SAI offices were built in 2002, replacing what was originally a tired, old warehouse. Visitors are often surprised to see such modern design in Wine Country, but we strive to reflect the excellent design programs we offer our students abroad.

Florence Lifestyle

Florence Lifestyle

Enjoy Florence!

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

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

ENJOY YOUR CAPPUCCINO IN FLORENCE!

A Cappuccino in Florence

A Cappuccino in Florence.

ENJOY YOUR CAPPUCCINO IN FLORENCE!

Everyone loves coffee and cappuccino even more!!!
What’s more rewarding to enjoy a good coffee or cappuccino in a great bar?
Only one thing more: enjoy a coffee or a cappuccino with a great sweet !!!

Tuscan Feeling‘s (www.tuscanfeeling.com) real estate agents has a real passion for cappuccino, coffee and especially for good sweets. That’s why, for our tenants, we decided to throw down a list of our favorite 5 bars in Florence.

1) Scudieri (Piazza di San Giovanni, 19) is a very elegant café, right in the city centre. It opened in 1939. The expresso is strong with a great flavour, usually served in porcelain cups. You can find here a huge pastry cabinet and a marble bar topped with silver coffee machine. The venue very inviting and you can drink your cappuccino in a real relaxing atmosphere.

Caffé Scudieri

Caffé Scudieri

2) Caffè Giacosa (Via della Spada, 10/r) Another old florentine café, beloved from the florentines theirselves. Giacosa is pretty famous for their speciality as the espresso topped with cream and chocolate or the tasty ‘marocchino’. Giacosa is a property of Roberto Cavalli fashion brand, who bought some years this hystoric café and made it a real meeting point. Usually it is very busy and crowded. The atmosphere is not relaxed, because Giacosa is a business bar. People here are used to drink their café or cappuccino while talking about fashion or marketing with their colleagues.

Caffé Giacosa

Caffé Giacosa

3) Tuscan Feeling‘s real estate agents are lucky enough (or are not lucky at all, given the continuing temptation to have breakfast here) to work a few minutes away from ‘I Dolci di Massimo’ (Piazza Gualfredotto da Milano, 14/r) It is perhaps one of the best pastry shops in Florence and is located in the south of the city, just few minutes from our office. It ‘a real florentine institution and our favorite place for breakfast. The all pastries and sweets are homemade and they are superfine.

I Dolci di Massimo

I Dolci di Massimo

4) Coccole e cioccolato (Via dei Ginori 55/57r.) Located in the heart of Florence, few steps from Duomo, Coccole & Cioccolato sells the most delicious small pieces of chocolate and cakes for your coffee or tea around. The place is really cozy full of retro gadgets. You can have here a quick coffee break or relaxing with friends.

Coccole e Cioccolato

Coccole e Cioccolato

5) Caffè Letterario (Piazza delle Murate) is located inside the former prison Le Murate in the heart of S. Ambrogio area. The prison closed in 1985 and since then the Italian architect Renzo Piano has transformed the area into a stylish brand new architecture. The Café is right in the middle of the big courtyard. This place is magnificent on warm summer days and nights when you can sit outside and enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The place offers aperitivo, lunch and dinner and there are several cultural events such as live concerts, dj sets, exhibitions, films or events for children. It is a must if you are studying in Florence. Here you find a fully working wifi and you can spent the whole day studying, skyping with your unlucky friends at home or just looking around for finding a good company for your evenings and nights in Florence.

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

Apt. CONVENTO BATTILANI – 70 m2 – 1st floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

La Pace

La Pace

Apt. OBLATE – 40 m2 – 1st floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Oblate

Oblate

Apt. LA PACE – 75 m2 – 2nd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Convento Battilani

Convento Battilani

A ROOM WITH A VIEW. TRAVELING IN TUSCANY THROUGH FILMS

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

Everybody knows Florence, from the magic film A Room with a View. It was 1985, when the director James Ivory chose Florence as unforgettable location for setting one of his most famous movie. The screenplay was taken from the Edward Morgan Foster’s book starring a couple of young actors as Helena Bonam Carter and Julian Sands. It was a worldwide success, which made clear that Tuscany was the ideal setting for films.

Many international directors have chosen Tuscany to shoot their films and each one was really impressed from the ancient beauty of Tuscany’s lands and the architectural charm of its picturesque towns.

Florence is top of the list, of course. In the Duomo Square, for example, in the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore it was instead set one of the most evocative scenes of the film Portrait of a Lady by Jane Campion (from the book by Henry James), when John Malcovich seduces Nicole Kidman.

In Florence was also shot Hannibal in 2001, directed by Ridley Scott, which belongs to the saga of The Silence of the Lambs, from the novels of Thomas Harris, starring Anthony Hopkins in the disturbing role of the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. In 1996, at the Galleria degli Uffizi they were shot many scenes of the famous The Stendhal Syndrome of the horror master Dario Argento, starring his beautiful daughter Asia Argento. Some scenes of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou were shot in 2004 in Florence too.

One of the most distinctive and important movie, filmed in and around Florence, was Much Ado About Nothing, based on the notorious William Shakespeare’s play. Filmed in 1993 directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh joined by Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Imelda Staunton, Richard Briers and a very young Kate Beckinsale.

Much Ado about Nothing

Much Ado about Nothing

Roberto Benigni, one of Tuscany’s most famous actors and directors (winner of three Academy Awards in 1997), chose to set the film Life is beautiful in Arezzo, where the Piazza Grande, where the Cathedral Square and the nearby characterize the film’s plot.

Pienza, near Siena, was the location of one of the most honored movie in the film’s history: The English Patient by Anthony Minghella, who was the winner of nine Academy Awards and a couple of Golden Globe. We all remember the screenplay: an historical fresco of World War II and a poignant love story between a soldier (Ralph Fiennes) and a beautiful nurse (Juliette Binoche).

The charm Siena’s hills was also the set of Stealing Beauty, of the famous Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. The movie was filmed at the Castle of Brolio, in Giaiole in Chianti near Florence, and at Villa Geggiano. The film is based on the story of a nineteen year old American girl (a beautiful Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith’s Steven). The girl met his first love, finds her family affections and embarks on an initiation journey to the adult age. Always staying in Siena, it is impossible not to mention Quantum of Solace (2008) by Marc Forster. It is the twenty-second installment of the legendary James Bond series. The famous British MI6 spy was played by Daniel Craig.

Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

Who loves the cinema’s masters will identify the magical scenery of San Galgano’s Abbey in the Sienese hills, with the wonderful Andrej Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia, shot in 1983. The famous Russian director lived for many years in Florence. He had an apartment in S. Niccolò street, right near of many Tuscan Feeling’s apartments.

Nostalghia

Nostalghia

Younger people and those who love vampire’s charm, they can not forget that Volterra and Montepulciano, were the set for New Moon, taken from the famous Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.

Visiting Tuscany is like living in a movie! If you want to live in a real movie, we suggest you to choice one of Tuscan Feeling‘ beloved apartments or villas to rent:

Apt. TORRE GALLO – 300sqm – Ground Floor, 1 and 2 Floor – for 6 people (in Florence)

Torre Gallo

Torre Gallo

VILLA LA CIVETTA – 350+80sqm – Ground and 1 floor – for 12 persons (near Siena)

Villa La Civetta

Villa La Civetta

VILLA BELSOLE – 600sqm – for 18 persons (near Certaldo)

Villa Belsole

Villa Belsole