Breakfast with a view on via tornabuoni
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Breakfast with a view on via tornabuoni

Discovering yet another rooftop with a view in Florence is my own personal holy grail. I adore any view overlooking my city and the one that I most recently discovered happens to be on top of boutique hotel Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni -  one of the famous ‘tower houses’ in the city. According to their site ” It … Continue reading

Discovering the Vasari Corridor, secret passageway of the Medicis
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Discovering the Vasari Corridor, secret passageway of the Medicis

Last Friday I got the really awesome opportunity to see something I have been wanting to see for years in Florence. A private tour of the famous ‘Vasari Corridor’ – or 1 kilometer long secret passageway linking the Palazzo Vecchio – Uffizi Museum with the Pitti Palace and specifically commissioned for the famous Medici Family. What … Continue reading

My secret Sunday escape in Tuscany
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My secret Sunday escape in Tuscany

This Sunday we were treated to a nice change of pace from almost constant rain every weekend this January. I made tman promise me that we would peer pressure his parents to take us to Acone – a small town near Rufina that I have mentioned previously. We like to tell people we go just … Continue reading

Stibbert Museum in Florence – haven of treasures
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Stibbert Museum in Florence – haven of treasures

When writing this post,  I still really can’t believe it’s took me this long to visit Stibbert Museum but I admit it just wasn’t a priority. Always left for another day, I thought how interesting could weapons and armory be? As usual this January 2013 in Florence, Italy. The weather is absolutely bipolar, it’s going … Continue reading

5 tips to cure seasonal depression in Florence
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5 tips to cure seasonal depression in Florence

Lets be honest for a moment here, no matter what anyone says, to put it quite simply January can kinda suck. I say that with the nicest of intentions but really after the initial “The new year just started! how awesome!” not much time passes until you hit mid-month and reality sets in, normally at the same … Continue reading

Meykadeh bookstore cafe – best soy chai latte in Florence
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Meykadeh bookstore cafe – best soy chai latte in Florence

Traditionally (so I have noticed since living in Florence, Italy since 2007) Italians happen to be more ‘coffee’ people than tea drinkers. We associate this country with bustling cafe bars – elbow to elbow full of people clamoring for their daily shot of espresso, or in my case un bel macchiato. While this is still true, … Continue reading