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Singer Sting learns how to make pizzas at the cooking school in Mercato Centrale, Florence

Singer Sting learns how to make pizzas at the cooking school in Mercato Centrale, Florence | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

The Message In A Bottle hitmaker, 62, headed to the class with his wife Trudie Styler and Italian former footballer Paolo Rossi. [...]

The singer recently sparked controversy when it was revealed that he is charging visitors at his Tuscan estate, Il Palagio  to help him pick grapes and olives. [...]



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March in Florence

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But if you want to take advantage of March in Florence and treat yourself to a weekend of spring, it may be very pleasant to visit the spectacular flower gardens of the city to see the first blooms.

Among these, one of the most admired both by tourists and by the Florentines themselves, is undoubtedly the Bardini’s Garden.[...]


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This article suggests to readers that visiting the flower gardens in Florence would be well worth your time while in Florence in March. They are full and beautiful and are very well taken care of, they truly are breathtaking .

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How to move around in Florence

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The first information you should know about Florence is that it has a quite small historical city centre, so the best thing to do is to move around on foot.…

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Voar Travel's curator insight, December 2, 2014 7:30 AM

Chau bella! Florence is remarkably beautiful yet simple and easy to get around! The Italian city is quaint and filled with good food, history and warm people. Although there were cars and bikers, it seemed to be easier to walk by foot. It appeared to be difficult for cars and bikers to pass through busy streets of people. I highly recommend visiting Florence and taking your time capturing pictures and enjoying the scenery by foot! (Emily)

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9 Incredible Museums In Florence, Italy

9 Incredible Museums In Florence, Italy | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Without a doubt, Florence is home to one the most elaborate and comprehensive art and architectural collections in the world. Some of the world’s most famous pieces rest in the museums of Florence, and any visit to this Renaissance city must include visiting Florence’s incredible museums. Michelangelo’s David, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Ammannati’s Fountain of Neptune, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and various works of art by Baroque master Caravaggio are just many of the treasures you will find in Florence’s historical architecture. Here are nine incredible must-sees you’ve just gotta check out!

Galleria degli UffiziGalleria dell’AccademiaPalazzo StrozziPalazzo PittiCattedrale de Santa Maria del FioreBargello National MuseumPalazzo VecchioPonte VecchioLa Basilica di Santa Croce  Read more click on the photo 


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Kaelyn Pack's curator insight, October 24, 2014 9:41 AM

This tells you the most world famous museums to visit while in florence. These museums hold the most famous statues of all times and would be a great experience for you 

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Stibbert Museum in Florence – haven of treasures

Stibbert Museum in Florence – haven of treasures | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

[...] All I knew about the museum was that it was a private collection by a man named Frederick Stibbert. [...]
Frederick was extreme wealthy and where did the money come from? Namely his grandfather – Giles Stibbert, who was the commander-in-chief for the British East India Company in Bengal at the end of the 18th century.
In fact, after Frederick inherited the estate, he never worked again and decided to start a never-ending collection of objects, antiques, and artifacts and turned his villa into a museum. Lucky guy!
When the size of the collections outgrew the villa, Stibbert hired architect Giuseppe Poggi, painter Gaetano Bianchi and sculptor Passaglia to add-on extra rooms.
There are 57 rooms in the villa filled with all sorts of western & eastern artifacts, often the walls covered with tapestries and paintings of famous figures from all over Europe, awesome paintings!
One of the most important pieces of the collection is the “petit costume”, made for the coronation of Napoleon as king of Italy in 1805.
The most extensive collection is around 12,000 pieces of European, Oriental, Islamic, Japanese arms and armour from the 15th century through the 19th century. [...]
The hall of knights or Salone della Cavalcata is one of the largest rooms and includes full-scale replications of the horses and their armory. We couldn’t believe how many artifacts were jammed inside, these were some stylish (and protected) horses! Scattered around the museum are pieces from the Ferregamo clothing collection throughout the decades which was a little random but I liked seeing his different designs throughout the years.
Don’t forget to also check out the adjacent park in front of the museum — a really great place to just wander. Huge, green and lined with trees, I really want to come back and have a picnic in this green oasis.[...]

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Firenze in November – Florence without the Crowds:

Firenze in November – Florence without the Crowds: | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

While it’s wonderful to have warm weather, blue skies and sunshine, some parts of Tuscany for me are simply too busy during the summer. And, if many of the things I want to see or do are indoors, visiting out of season is really not a bad idea.


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A history lesson @ Sostanza [il Troia] | The Curious Eater

A history lesson @ Sostanza [il Troia] | The Curious Eater | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

A time machine. Florence can feel like that at times. But sometimes, it’s a welcome feeling. A history lesson inside every doorway. Where time stands still and things are the way they were meant to be.

  

Massimiliano, one of the co-owners, welcomes me. A history lesson follows.  Sostanza’s origin goes back to 1869; a starring role for Guido ‘Il Troiaio’ [‘a dirty man’], his unfortunate death in a post WWII bomb attack [while on his bike to get groceries]; a name change from Troia to Sostanza in 1977 [note that today most Florentines still only know Troia].  On the walls, the history is for us to see, from the family to the legendary to the regulars.

 

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Outlet Shopping in Florence

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Outlet shopping in Florence: Prada, Ferragamo, Fendi, Pucci… these brands are as synonymous with Italy as gelato and gnocchi. Fashion is a high priority for Italians, second only to food.


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Ontdek florence in het nederlands

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5 Italian Legends You Should Probably Pay Attention To

5 Italian Legends You Should Probably Pay Attention To | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

There's something hallowed about visiting a place of legend. To think that thousands of people over dozens of centuries have kissed the same stone, or climbed the same bell tower, or petted the same bronze boar-turned-pig as you, hoping for their own wishes to come true, brings a deeper meaning to travel.
Invite a little luck -- and a lot of superstition -- into your trip at these places where myth meets mystery.

  1. Thousands of tourists throw coins (with their right hands, over their left shoulders) into the Trevi Fountain every day with the hope of returning to Rome. Their tosses totaled over $3,000 per day in 2012... 
  2. Il Porcellino -- aka "the piglet" -- is a bronze boar that lives in Florence's open-air market. Feed him a coin for good luck, and then rub his snout to ensure a return to Florence. 
  3. Casa di Giulietta is supposedly the Shakespeare-inspired courtyard home to Romeo's Juliet. If you write a letter to the star-crossed lover and post it on the wall beneath her balcony, she'll help you in love (an official response, though, might come from a club of secretaries who read and personally respond to as many letters as they can).
  4. The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin, a little church in Rome, is home to the Mouth of Truth. If you tell a lie with your hand in his mouth, this stone creature will bite your hand off...
  5. Want love that lasts forever? Secure a lock to Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence and throw the key into the river below.

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The Most Beautiful Gardens in Florence

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The gardens of Florence, from the Boboli gardens to rose garden, are stunning. Here are our four favorite gardens in Florence!

  • Boboli Gardens
  • Giardino Bardini
  • Rose Garden
  • Stibbert Museum

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Lindy Truter Photography: Italy- Florence

Lindy Truter Photography: Italy- Florence | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Lindy Truter is a professional Cape Town wedding photographer. Specializing in wedding, fashion, beauty and commercial portfolios.

Click on the photo to open 45 pictures about Florence.


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This wedding photographer took 45 pictures that she felt most described Florence. These photographs were absolutely breathtaking and she is an amazing photographer. 

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Radda in Chianti City Guide : Sightseeing, Things To Do | Tuscany Things to Do

Radda in Chianti City Guide : Sightseeing, Things To Do | Tuscany Things to Do | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

Tuscany is famously dotted with hilltop towns that often inspire gushing declarations of affection from those who have visited – and while you can get great local wine throughout Tuscany (indeed, throughout Italy), one of the more famous wine-growing areas in the region is Chianti. The fact that Chianti is also home to several hilltop villages meaning you can enjoy spectacular views, cobbled streets, and picturesque piazzas while enjoying a local Chianti wine – well, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular area for tourists. In particular, one of the towns that draws lots of visitors each year is Radda in Chianti.

The town of Radda, as the name suggests, is located in the heart of the Chianti area, right in the middle of Tuscany. Though it’s a medieval town you see today, there has been a village on this site since the 9th century, partly owing to its easily defensible hilltop position. The town itself is incredibly small, making it a relatively quiet retreat for those of you who aren’t eager to embrace the constant buzz of a city like Florence – just know that during the high season, Radda is a very popular day trip for many travelers in Tuscany. As with any day trip destination, the mornings and evenings (before and after the day trippers) are when Radda really shines.

One of the things that can keep visitors away from Radda in Chianti is the lack of a train station. This means you’ll need to either rent a car or take a bus from nearby Florence or Siena in order to get there. Neither of these options is difficult, but since many travelers rely solely on trains to get around, Radda’s lack of train service can keep the crowds away to a certain degree. The town remains incredibly popular with wine tourists, of course, and even those drawn to the picturesque location can enjoy the local Chianti in restaurants, bars, and wine shops around town.

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Tuscany’s History and Cultural Heritage from Florence to Siena and Beyond

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Cotributing writer Lauren Itzkowitz takes a look at Tuscany's history and it's rich cultural sites while touring through many of it's famed towns...

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The Best Food Markets in Italy

The Best Food Markets in Italy | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it

From Rome to Florence, one of the most exciting, and authentic, aspects of Italy’s cities have to be their food markets. Whether they’re selling produce, fish, meat, or (like usually!) all of the above, these food markets—usually featuring lively, yelling vendors and bustling, local shoppers—are a gem. (They’re also one of the best ways to get to know the region’s local food culture, and to figure out what’s in season!). And unless you’re with a local, you don’t always know about them! But we can help.

Here are five of our favorite markets in Rome, Florence, Venice, and more!


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Raggiungere l'Hard Rock Cafè di Firenze

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Raggiungere l'Hard Rock Cafè di Firenze è molto semplice. Vi diamo un paio di indicazioni utili su quali mezzi prendere se volete usare gli autobus oppure che strada fare se volete raggiungere l'Hard Rock cafè a Piedi.


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Letizia Morandi handbags. De gelijknamige ontwerpster is geboren en getogen in Florence Italië.

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De gelijknamige ontwerpster is geboren en getogen in Florence Italië.

Doordat haar ouders kleding ontwierpen voor luxe merken als Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo en Roberto Cavalli had Letizia als klein meisje al erg vroeg veel interesse in alles wat met mode te maken heeft.

Net afgestudeerd aan de universiteit van Florence ging ze haar droom verwezenlijken door in 1995 als freelance mode ontwerpster aan de slag te gaan vervolgens ook voor een sieraden merk en als accessoire ontwerpster.

 

In 2000 besloot ze zich verder te verdiepen in het ontwerpproces van handtassen.

Ze ging samenwerken met de producenten van Enrico Coveri, You Young, Reporter Elle en Luana.

Hier leerde ze meer over het productie proces van handtassen. Van 2004 tot 2006 werkte Letizia als tassen ontwerpster voor o.a. Brioni, Bulgari, Acqua di Parma, Lerre, Wako (Japans merk) waarna ze in 2006 voor Jimmy Choo ging werken.

 

Letizia's grootste inspiratie bron is aan de ene kant het klassieke en chique maar het makkelijke van Hermes en aan de andere kant de collectie van Versace zoals het mixen en matchen van verschillende prints en stoffen.

In september 2009 maakte ze haar debuut met haar eerste tassen collectie.

 

Op vrijdag 8 juli 2011 lanceerde Letizia haar eerste grote tassen collectie in London onder het toeziend oog van bekende Britten uit de mode scene.

Haar SS 2012 tassen collectie is zeer goed ontvangen, zo goed dat de Britse Vogue de SS2012 tassen collectie in de oktober editie tot één van de meest stylish accessoire merken benoemd.

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Wonderlijke ontmoeting in Florence - MIRacoli | Citta - Stad | Ciao Tutti! Italiaanse Zaken

Wonderlijke ontmoeting in Florence - MIRacoli | Citta - Stad | Ciao Tutti! Italiaanse Zaken | Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia | Scoop.it
In de Santa Croce in Florence ontmoet ik Miriam Welsing, eigenaar van MIRacoli, dat reizen, excursies, bruiloften en feesten op maat organiseert in heel Italie.
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