At the heart of this district lies the magnificent Piazza Santissima Annunziata, a beautiful space dominated by the presence of the elegant SS.Annunziata Church. This church originally stood outside the second circle of city walls. Between 1444 and 1481 Michelozzo, Pagno Portinari and Antonio Manetti (with suggestions from the architect Alberti) remodelled it into its present form.The facade has a portico that rests on Corinthian columns and the central portal leads to the Chiostrino dei Voti (1447), a scenic space with lunettes frescoed by Pontormo, Rosso Fiorentino, and Andrea del Sarto (1511-1513). Also to be admired is Volterrano's magnificent coffered ceiling (1664)... What we're saying is, if you live in this district you can't miss a visit to this church (come on, we're not asking you to go to Sunday morning mass!...)
Sunday May 24, at 9.00 pm, Patty Smith, poetess of Rock, will make a reading from Michgelangelo’s poetry on sin and desire in the tribuna of the Academy Gallery of Florence, where Michelangelo’s original stone carving “David” is on permanent display, as well as his unfinished slaves
Florence3 luglio Motel Connection 21:30 @ Buca D'Andrea - Fucecchio9 luglio Goran Bregovic 21.30 @ Villa Solaria...
My mother was pregnant with me the day her father took her to visit the kitchen of the cargo ship where he was working as the crew cook.They went down the narrow stairs to get to the underwater level kitchen.My mother, being a weak-stomach person, got immediately sick with the smell of paint, petrol, salt, moisture and fried onions that characterizes the belly of cargo ships. She didn't say anything, but the pale colour of her cheeks spoke for her.She resisted, more because of her innate curiosity than of the willingness to not upset her father. So they entered the small room that my grandfather used to keep clean, tidy and rich with the wonderful pans of food he was able to create with the little money budgeted for the crew.
San Lorenzo, for the Florentines is synonymous with 'market'. The biggest open market of the city is, in fact, located here. In the colourful and noisy San Lorenzo market it's possible to find a wide choice of leather jacket and bags, jeans, t-shirts, shoes…everything of reasonably good quality and at reasonable prices.Even if you don't plan to spend hours shopping we suggest that to visit the market all the same, just to enjoy browsing. Naturally, watch out for pickpockets here.
Tomorrow on the streets of Florence, transit the race cars more attractive in the world "the 1000 miles."
I-florence.com suggests to all the Italian and International students that live in Florence to consider seriously this list before planning a trip up and down the 'Belpaese' (as Italy is also called in Italian) or along the wonderful Tuscan landscapes...
Open-air markets are a great place to get fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Le Cascine Market is one of Florence's famous markets located along the Arno River.It is open every Tuesday morning from 8 am until 2 pm. Vendors sell fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, flowers, housewares, clothing, jewelry, shoes, and bags.
Piazza Santa Croce is an excellent example of a quintessential 'Renaissance square', where perfect and impressive architectural geometry has been designed around the life of the community and its citizens. Here man is not dominated by the church and architecture but is, rather, at the center of the scene. Piazza Santa Croce, almost all year long filled with hundreds of tourists, represents the natural landmark for all the area, either by day or by night. Due to the beauty of the piazza, its monuments and its main streets, Santa Croce is one of the major tourist centers of the town. It's important nevertheless to point out that the district.....
Here you are a selection of the best Party Streets of Florence:VIA PIETRAPIANA - PIAZZA DE' CIOMPI (SANT'AMBROGIO DISTRICT)One of the coolest streets for outdoor party in Florence is this year (2009) Via Pietrapiana/Piazza de' Ciompi...the streets is short and there are only 2 bars Caffé Sant'Ambrogio and Plaz..but these bars attract hundreds of florentines and foreigners every night, especially on Friday and Saturday night...we definitely recommend a visit to these places...Article written by Marco de la Pierre - StudentsVille staff