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ONE CITY, A THOUSAND FACES. An unconventional way of describing Florence

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: LA BERTA Santa Maria Maggiore Church Firenze

The Church of Santa Maria lies a few steps from the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Watching on the left side of the tower, facing Via de’ Cerretani,  you will notice a female stone head embedded in ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE BULL’S HEAD Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral - Firenze

Santa Maria del Fiore is famous all over the world for its Cupola, a masterpiece made by Brunelleschi, but only  a few have noticed  a little detail on  one of its facades. On the left side of the c ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE:THE PORTRAIT OF THE PEST BY MICHELANGELO Palazzo Vecchio - Firenze

The Palazzo Vecchio is such an impressive building that it’s easy to overlook a small, but very special portrait on the outside wall of the Florentine town  hall. On the right wall of the main entrance, ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE UPSIDE DOWN BALCONY Borgo Ognissanti 12 - Firenze

Walking along Borgo Ognissanti, a particular  building  will catch your eye immediately. At number 12 in fact you find the “upside-down balcony“ an impressive construction, &nb ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE WINE DISPENSER HOLES Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze

Strolling down the streets of the city center, you may  have seen tiny  windows, located   on the ground floor of the facades of some ancient palaces. These small holes are easily recogniz ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE STONE OF SHAME Via Por Santa Maria-Logge del Mercato Nuovo Firenze

Just a few meters from Ponte Vecchio and Signoria square,  in the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, better known as the “Loggia del Porcellino”, you can admire the famous bronze fountain depicti ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE OPEN WINDOW Piazza SS. Annunziata - Firenze

On the corner of Piazza Santissima Annunziata and Via dei Servi,  a red brick palace, called Palazzo Budini Gattai or Grifoni, shows  his not so beautiful façade.  

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE SCORPION INSIDE THE LION Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral – Firenze

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore hides a little secret that few people know: on the left side of the Duomo, facing Via Ricasoli, you find the Cornacchini Door framed by two column ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE:THE FLORENTINE «COLOSSEO» Via Torta - Via de Bentaccordi - Piazza Peruzzi – Firenze

At the corner of Santa Croce Square and Via Verdi you find Via Torta (“Bent” street), a road with an unusual curved layout that retraces the semicircle of the Roman Am ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE:THE CRICKETS’ CAGE Brunelleschi Cupola Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral – Firenze

Cricket’s Festival is one of the most ancient and traditional event in Florence and was celebrated even in Michelangelo’s days, when the great artist referred to this event to mock ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE RAM AND THE CAPRICORN Ponte Santa Trinita - Firenze

The Ponte Santa Trìnita is a Renaissance bridge constructed by the Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati when the original bridge - built first in wood then in stone was destroyed in the ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: BENVENUTO CELLINI SELF-PORTRAIT Loggia De’ Lanzi Piazza della Signoria - Firenze

In Signoria square, one of the most renowned of the city, we suggest to visit the Loggia De’ Lanzi, that takes its name from the Lanzichenecchi troops camped here during their march a ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: THE “MARZOCCO” Palazzo Vecchio Piazza della Signoria - Firenze

One of the most renowned symbol of Florence is the “Marzocco”, a lion symbolizing people’s power since the time of the Florentine republic. In 1300 besi ......

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HIDDEN TREASURES OF FLORENCE: FERDINANDO’S BEES Statue of grand duke of Tuscany Ferdinando I Piazza S.S. Annunziata - Firenze

S.S. Annunziata Square, one of the most suggestive of Florence, houses the equestrian statue of the Grand Duke Ferdinando I, realized by Giambologna and by his favorite apprentice Pietro Ta ......

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Florence # Churches

Here’s a list of the main churches of Florence, the ones that alone are worth a visit in our beautiful city. Duomo - Cattedrale S ......

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Florence #Museums

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance houses some of the most important impressive museums in the world, we suggest to you the most important ones:  

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Florence # Handcraft

Handcraft is very important in our city’s tradition: in the 12th century our artisans started to gathering themselves up in “corporations”, that’s laical associations for the defense and the de ......

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Florence # Theaters and Concerts

In Florence you can find around twenty theaters that spread from the small structures dedicated to the “vernacolo” comedies (acted in florentine dialect) to modern structures used for concerts and musicals ......

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Firenze # Shopping& Outlet

When it comes to shopping Florence is for sure a democratic city: you can buy in an under-the-sky market but also in the luxury neighbour, or even door to door. Here are our suggestions:  

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Firenze #Opera

Firenze recently inaugurated the new Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze that hosts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino: this prestigious festival born in 1933, ......

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Florence #Kids

If you have decided to come to Florence with your family, you must know that Florence has the right dimension for kids and that there are a lot of activities that they, and you, will enjoy:  

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Florence #Golf&Sports

Here in Florence you can make any sport you want. If you love golf, every year there is the Ponte Vecchio Golf Challenge, a competition of 3 days for experts, on a unique field: the Arno shores in front of Pon ......

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Florence #Books and Archives

Biblioteca Nazionale  situated in the monumental building of the basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most important italian libr ......

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Florence #Cooking

You can choose to visit Florence even just because of its cuisine, only here you can find the high Florentine steak, cut and cooked in the proper way, flavored with our oil and accompanied by a glass of good Chianti! ......

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Florence #Medicean Villas

Villa la Petraia  is one of the most charming of the Medicean Villas thanks to its location, its painting decoratio ......

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Florence #Parks&Gardens

Boboli  today it is the historical park of the city, it was born as the garden of palazzo Pitti, uniqu ......

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Florence #Unique&Unusual

If you are still looking for unusual places to visit, hidden corners and unknown stories you have to visit the site of Firenze segreta (secret Florence) ......

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San Gimignano

54 km from Hotel Il negresco Known as the City of Towers, you can see them from any direction you arrive in, San Gimignano rises up on a hill, surrounded by numerous towers, built in the fo ......

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Siena

72 km from hotel Il Negresco Siena is one of the most characteristic cities of Italy, with important monuments, palaces and squares, the most evocative is the Piazza del Campo, one of the m ......

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Lucca

89 km from Hotel il Negresco A point of arrival for some or for others a stop off point, either way, it cannot be overlooked as its artistic beauty and scenic environment makes the city of ......

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Livorno

99 km from hotel Il Negresco Livorno is not only one of the most important ports in Italy, but it is also a city to discover and experience that will captivate and amaze you.

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Pisa

93 km from Hotel Il Negresco The city of Pisa is one of the most important cities of Tuscany and among the most famous in the world, thanks to its universally known landmark: the Leaning To ......

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