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Antico Spedale Bigallo in Bagno a Ripoli


It was a cold and sunny Sunday. I was wandering around the hills of Florence when I bumped into a very interesting historical place: the Antico Spedale Bigallo. The ancient Bigallo hospital, also known as Fonteviva, is a historical building in Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence. It was founded in 1214 along the ancient Via Aretina. Originally designed to help ...

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Campiello Prize: for the First time in Florence!


Campiello Prize was established for the first time in Veneto on year 1962. The name “campiello”, suggested by Industrialist Mario Valeri Manera and by publisher Edilio Rusconi, is inspired to the typical small squares of the Venetian public life style. Campiello should define a cultural event which name underlines the participation of a “mass” jury and a link to the ...

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Soccer World Cup 2014 in Florence


After few days from the World Cup’s beginning, I found many tourists didn’t know where they could see their favorite soccer teams… Of course, there are many pubs in town…they all have a television…moreover there are 2 huge screens at the Mercato Centrale ( but in this hot summer there isn’t any better thing than looking at your favorite soccer ...

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Mercato Centrale: the brand new first floor

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This year the city of Florence had a very important event: the re-opening of our beloved Mercato Centrale’s first floor! Here it is the official page (unfortunately it is just in Italian language…) The Mercato Centrale is in a top location: very close to the Duomo and to the Santa Maria Novella train station. Here you will find few ...

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Artigianato e Palazzo at Giardino Corsini

the garden - artigianato e palazzo

From May 15th to May 18th there is another, not known, activity to do in Florence: visiting the Artigianato e Palazzo Exhibition at Giardino Corsini. Yesterday I decided to give a look. The first thing I noticed it is it’s not free: the cost is eu.8,00/eu.6,00 with reductions. I am against this kind of paying for visiting, especially when the ...

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Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: the Exhibition

the exhibition

In these days, until July 20th 2014, we will have the chance to visit this amazing exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi! Among many things things I’ve done, I studied painting at the Fine Arts Academy in Florence. During my studies, I was always fascinated by the 16th Century’s Mannerists, starting from Michelangelo and going on with his successors. One of my ...

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Pitti Taste Exhibition: the new concept of fashion

pitti taste

Two days ago I went to Pitti Taste, the Pitti fashion show for food. It was at Stazione Leopolda, a beautiful and ancient setting. In the past Stazione Leopolda was a train station built on 1848: the first Tuscan public train station. Then after many transformation and different uses, became an events place (around year 2000). Stazione Leopolda is located pretty close ...

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