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Tuscan bread becomes DOP Do you know what DOP means? The “denominazione di origine protetta”, better known as DOP, means protected designation of origin. This label provides legal protection of the designation and is attributed from the EU to agricultural products and food which quality is essentially and exclusively related to the territory of production. The geographical environment includes both natural factors (climate, environmental aspects) and human factors (historical production methods, craftsmanship) which together allow achieving a unique product, profoundly…
ARTISAN CHOCOLATE FAIR Chocolate Fair in Piazza Santa Maria Novella from February 12th to 21st. From February 12th to 21st in front of the church of Santa Maria Novella both adults and children can enjoy the Chocolate Fair which renews its traditional appointment also this year. Like the past years, there will be exhibitors from all over Italy and not only. The real chocolate artisans will present a huge variety of chocolate and delicacies. During ten days this event will…
Sunday, February 14th at Piazzale Michelangelo In Florence this year’s Valentine’s Day is going to be a holiday for everybody! This year we will celebrate together a unique, big love which unites us all: the love for Florence. Friends, singles, couples, siblings, families, young and old, Florentine or not … whoever’s in love with the city of Florence is invited to kiss her from the top of Piazzale Michelangelo. The event will also be an occasion to inaugurate the restyling…
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo – free exhibition THE BEST OF THE DUOMO The events related to the historical structure of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence are continuing. After the reopening of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (which I highly recommend to visit), the restoration of the Battistero di San Giovanni and the visit of Pope Francesco in November 2015 with the celebration of the Holy Mass  in the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, here another event. The Opera…
June is one of the most fun months to find yourself in Florence, as there are the semi-final games for the Calcio Storico with the final being played on June 24, on Florence's patron saint's feast day for St. John the Baptist. What is Calcio Storico? The Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a combination of soccer, rugby and big time wrestling originated in 16th century Florence and played today in historical costume. The four teams of the historical neighborhoods of the city…
On the morning of Easter Sunday, the 30-foot-tall (9.1 m) antique cart (in use for over 500 years), moves from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza del Duomo . Hauled by a team of white oxen festooned with garlands of the first flowers and herbs of spring, the cart is escorted by 150 soldiers, musicians, and people in 15th century dress. Meanwhile, a fire is struck using the historic flints from Jerusalem at Chiesa degli Santi Apostoli. It is…
THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION AND THE FLORENTINE NEW YEAR: 25 marchUp until 1750 Florence began the civic year, not in accordance with the modern solar calendar on 1 January, but on 25 March, marking the start of the year from the religious feast of the Incarnation. In the city and in the lands belonging to it, the New Year was celebrated with a difference in reckoning of two months and twenty-five days, even when in numerous Italian and foreign…
Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world according to a recent study which took place in universities all over the world. The unexpected victory of Italian over growing economic nations like China and Russia is sure to give a boost to public and private efforts to promote the study of the language, which has become a main goal of the Italian government. The increasing interest in Italian was recently provided with a new resource, the Quality Italian…
Florence at Christmas... comes complete with Babbo Natale (Santa Claus!) Visiting Florence at Christmas? Count yourself lucky—it's a gorgeous time of year to visit! While Florence is beautiful year-round, holiday decorations and Christmas cheer add a festive touch. Still, many shops and restaurants do close down to celebrate the Christmas season... and you'll want to keep some other things in mind, too. Here are our top tips for making the most out of Christmas in Florence!
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