Arcetri is a district of Florence, in the hills to the south of the city centre.A number of historic buildings are situated there, including the house of the famous scientist Galileo Galilei (called Villa il Gioiello), the Convent of San Matteo and the Torre del Gallo. The Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri is also located here. The church of San Leonardo in Arcetri is the main church of the area.
A huge explosion will be detonated Easter Sunday in front of the magnificent green– and white–marbled neogothic church in Florence’s historic center. Instead of running in fear from a terrorist’s bomb, though, thousands of spectators will cheer the noise and smoke, for they will be witnesses to the annual Scoppio del Carro—explosion of the cart.For over 300 years the Easter celebration in Florence has included this ritual, during which an elaborate wagon, a structure built in 1679 and standing two to three stories high, is dragged through Florence behind a fleet of white oxen decorated in garlands.
This weekend the Fai ( fondo ambiente italiano ) open to the public for the first time some of the monuments.In Florence :Firenze Palazzo della Banca d’Italia (già Banca Nazionale nel Regno d’Italia) Via dell’Oriuolo, 37All the weekend from 10 to 17.30Villa Il Gioiello (ultima dimora di Galileo Galilei) Via del Pian dei Giullari, 42Biblioteca degli Uffizi Loggiato degli UffiziSaturday 27 e Sunday 28, ore 10.00 – 17.30
There are numerous reasons why so many people decide to visit and live in Florence during their lifetime – in the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, the “Open Air Museum”, the home of the “Florentine T-Bone, Chianti & Brunello”…but we should never underestimate the strategic position of Florence as a location from where to visit one of the most fascinating and beautiful peninsulas on the planet.
You think of Italy, you think fashion. You think of classic cuts, dark suits, bold accessories, slick heels and slim fits; you think style.This imagery is as part of the fabric of the nation as is the cappuccino, the vespa and la pasta fresca; often combined into one stereotypical image of an immaculate businessman sauntering down a cobbled street on a brilliant red vespa, strolling into the bar opposite the office for a coffee and putting his order in for the linguini on the menu for lunch.
Amongst the numerous and magnificent palaces of the sovereigns of Tuscany , that of Pratolino is acknowledged to be most worthy of the traveller's attention, The hand of nature had prepared the elements, that of the artist had only to reduce them to shape and symmetry. These woods composed of firs, laurels, and other ever-green trees, seemed the asylum of perpetual spring. To provide for the pleasures of the chase and angling, the park was stocked with wild animals, and the waters were filled with fish of every species
Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence, Italy and is a popular tourist destination in the Oltrarno district of the city. The view from this most famous observation point of the city landscape has been reproduced in countless postcards and snapshots over the years.
Set in the Italian Renaissance cities of Florence and Venice, Assassin's Creed II, the sequel to one of the most popular games in video game history, has been receiving rave reviews and setting sales records worldwide, with over 2 million copies sold within a month of its launch....