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Celebrating Chocolate! 10th – 19th February

Smell it, lick it, drink it, spread it, crunch it, live it! Today is the 12th February and it feels like Christmas.  The snow is falling for the first time in Florence, the glowing stores are rejuvenating shoppers by inhaling them off the streets, warming their toes and cheeks, showering them with glittering sales bags, and delivering them back into the crisp air.  More importantly however, the annual choco ...

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Ryanair.con – The no cares airline

I was doing the unthinkable, on the brink of breaking my new year’s resolution, booking a flight home from Pisa to London, with Ryanair. The reasons for my personal boycott of this particular no frills, no thrills airline were perfectly valid but it was a long time ago since I last flew with them. Surely it couldn’t still be that much of an unpleasant experience? They were still operating, after all. So, at ...

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Hot on the wine trail…Discover a bunch of grape secrets on Florence Vinaino Tour!

The thought of drinking red wine at 10am in the morning may not appeal to all…but I say “anything in the name of history and culture!” It is hard to resist an invitation to participate in one of Florence’s Vinaino Tours on a fresh, sunny morning. The streets of the centro storico, which many of us know so well, suddenly becoming unfamiliar, stepping back into a Florence of street merchants, tradesmen and ma ...

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