If you are like me, you love books. Not just for the tales themselves but also for the people and places behind them. When it comes to Florence, two of the city’s most famous names arguably are Michelangelo and his world renown marble statue, David. Seeing the 5-metre statue of David for the first time […]
Recently, I was invited to Florence by the people at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute to see their newly opened cooking school in this Tuscan city’s mercato centrale – central market – which is in the Florence’s San Lorenzo district. Yes, I did a cooking course too and it was great fun. Here’s more about my culinary day out […]
We know a certain editor of a particular blog can tend to be Milano-centric on occasions [Who me?! – Ed]. There are good reasons for this. Your humble correspondent from further south than Sforza city was therefore understandably surprised to see that Florence has also been blessed with the opening of an Eataly store. Situated […]
Living here in Florence Italy has truly opened my eyes to some of the little things I have taken for granted back at home. In the US In the United sates we don’t have to pay to use the bathroom, in most places internet is free. We have air conditioning, and our heat is never […]
Gucci and Armani are fashion industry names we are used to hearing, but come 2015 we might be learning about plenty of others, including some which date back into the past to the very origins of fashion. What is to Come? On March 1st 2012, a new fashion portal was launched in Florence. Europeana, the […]
The first article by Italy Chronicles Florence-based intern, journalism student, Diana Besser from Chicago, on her initial impressions of Florence, one of Italy’s most famous cities and how its citizens react to Americans. When I first arrived in Florence about a week ago I did not know what to exactly expect. Why Florence? I initially […]
If, like me, you have not yet got round to visiting the Uffizi art gallery in Florence, which my Italian other half has visited and raved about, but you are lucky enough to have an iPhone, or even better, an iPad – Apple’s amazing technological jewels which double as app holders, you can now one […]
Italy’s very own summer sales are great. You can pick up all sorts of things at knock-down prices. Hostelbookers, the website which specialises in budget accommodation is also holding a summer sale which includes a wide selection of interesting places to say around Italy. I know, they wrote to tell me about it.
Florence is yet another of the long list of interesting cities with which Italy is filled.