Saturday, February 23, 2019
Penne Pasta Comparison
There's a high chance you're grocery shopping at a terrible supermarket in Florence. Those convenient, central locations sandwiched between a monument and your apartment are overpriced and understocked. We compared the available selection and prices...
A tight budget can lead to poor wine choices in Florence. You find yourself buying €3 bottles from shops that are no more Italian than you are, and the lingering aftertaste of vinegar won't let...
Ribes (current berries) in Florence Italy
The main course on my first Turkey Day in Italy was a chicken.  After fumbling through a few more, scrolling through desperate online pleas for canned pumpkin, and testing out some notably strange substitutions; I've...
leather shop firenze
Florence is known for its abundance of leather outlets throughout the city, and so it would not be unreasonable to think that it is easy to find a reliable shop to get customised leather goods...
Autumn leaves near Florence Italy
Next to its neighbors, spring and summer, autumn in Florence seems much less attractive. But besides its lower prices, shorter museum lines, and break from the sweltering heat, fall is when Italian nature says, "My...
In case you didn't already know, this week Florence hosts Pitti Uomo, a giant fashion trade show event, unlike anything you've ever seen. But the clothes aren't the thing to die for...it's the people. They...
Best Looks Men Pitti Immagine Uomo Summer/Spring 2014 Preview
Seeing the crazy-beautiful ensembles the cool cats at Pitti Uomo + W come up with twice a year is one of the highlights of my Florentine life - and I'm not even into fashion! Whether...
March 21st is officially the first day of spring in Florence Italy, and we're just as excited about it as you are. While Florence keeps itineraries packed all year long, there are some activities better...
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 marketplaces, where stealing a bunch of grapes or trying to cut your wine with too much water will deal you a public flogging in Piazza Repubblica…
If you stay in Italy for a substantial period of time, you start to notice that there are certain characters that keep popping up all over the place. Here is a rundown of some of...