Tag: florence

The Pisa Mover

Pisa Mover
So, what's the quickest way to get from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport to Pisa Central Station? Well, the answer is The Pisa Mover monorail system. We had been waiting ages for the stretch of train line between the airport and the station to be modified into the brand new...
Santa Maria novella
So you've landed at the main train station in Florence, Santa Maria Novella. How on earth do you get to the city centre? Well wonder no more! This video shows you how to get from the platform area at Santa Maria Novella directly to the Piazza del Duomo. It...
San Lorenzo Market Florence
San Lorenzo Market in Florence is one of my absolute favourite markets. This footage was shot in July in the height of the Tuscan summer during our stay in Florence. Apologies if the video is a little shaky in parts or a little quick - this was my first...
giotto's bell tower 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 the lower level construction in 1334 until sadly his death in 1337 meant that construction passed over to Andrea Pisano in 1343 who managed to...
Boboli Gardens Florence
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 had ruled the gardens out of bounds to the general public. Fortunately we arrived this time in blistering sunshine and the gardens were open again. To...
Duomo, Florence
After a momentary pause to catch our breath after climbing the Duomo Dome we stood in line for the Cathedral - and this was some line! We climbed the Dome at 0830 and joined the line for the Cathedral at 0945 for opening at 1000. While in the line...

Caffe Neri

Caffe Neri, Florence
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 get to the Ponte Vecchio a shop filled with the sweet stuff is just on the corner. Caffe Neri sells a variety of top rate...
Il Palagio Four Seasons Hotel Florence
Our experiences of Italian fine dining are few and far between. An excellent effort by restaurant Rubacuori in the Chateau Monfort, Milan on our honeymoon was about it for our ventures into Italy’s high-end cuisine so we decided it was about time that changed. The Four Seasons hotel chain...
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 across the street sells it. We first dined at Pepo on our honeymoon after I came across a video on YouTube where locals recommended their...
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 on this structure - it was pouring with rain and I was dragging a suitcase along the rough streets of the city having just landed...

Livio Pizzeria

Livio Pizzeria Florence
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 put a slight spanner in the works. One place that people really raved about yet I hadn’t come across in the typical tourist guides was...
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 it's just too typically Italian or there’s just an abundance of other great dishes available but the humble pie rarely gets a look-in. Until this...