piazzale michelangelo

WALKING FROM THE PONTE VECCHIO TO PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO | FLORENCE

So it's your first time in beautiful Florence and finding your way around some of the best vantage points is proving tricky. Yep, we've...
giotto's bell tower florence

Giotto’s Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto), Florence

Standing tall alongside the famous Duomo Dome and Cathedral is Giotto’s bell tower. A masterpiece by the renaissance artist Giotto di Bondone who began...
Boboli Gardens Florence

Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Pitti

We were supposed to visit Boboli Gardens, just behind the Pitti Palace, back in 2015 but sadly before our visit to Florence large-scale flooding...
Duomo, Florence

Duomo Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo

After a momentary pause to catch our breath after climbing the Duomo Dome we stood in line for the Cathedral - and this was...
Caffe Neri, Florence

Caffe Neri

Caffe Neri Via de' Guicciardini, 3/5 We were craving cake after our stroll around the wonderful Boboli Gardens. As luck would have it just before you...
Hotel Laurus Al Duomo, Florence

Hotel Laurus Al Duomo, Florence

Location is important in any city when choosing your lodgings. Many times we have ended up taking a 20 minute bus or train into...
Il Palagio Four Seasons Hotel Florence

Il Palagio – Four Seasons Hotel

Our experiences of Italian fine dining are few and far between. An excellent effort by restaurant Rubacuori in the Chateau Monfort, Milan on...
Osteria Pepo Florence

Osteria Pepo, Florence

This place is an old favourite. The kind of place that you imagine sits beside a market serving food as fresh as the building...
Florence Duomo

Duomo Dome Climb, Florence Duomo

Probably the most iconic landmark in Florence is the Duomo. Standing proud in Piazza Duomo I can recall the first time I laid eyes...
Livio Pizzeria Florence

Livio Pizzeria

Still on the quest for authentic wood-fire oven pizza I searched out a few more contenders after the electric ovens at Pizza Napoli 1955...
Pizza Napoli 1955 Florence

Pizza Napoli 1955, Florence

  Of all the times I have been to Italy pizza just never seems to feature much in the food itinerary. I’m not sure if...