Category Archives: Florence

Events Around the Year in Florence

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Florence is a vibrant city which offers several art events, music concerts, and many special events to travelers to enjoy through the year. Music, dancing, and painting represent the real prestige of Florence. Travelers from all over the world gather to visit the city of arts: Florence.

Festival of Rificolina
During this festival, children carry lamps in their hands and march through the streets. The concept originated from the fact that in earlier times, peasants on their way back home in the dark would carry candles, and so today young children honor this custom during the Festival Riflicolina.

Florence Tango Festival
During this Florence festival, some of the top international tango dancers present their art at the Saschall Theatre. An evening program is held during the festival and travelers enjoy exhibitions, dinners, and some other shows throughout the festival.

Winter in Florence
Winter in Florence is really fabulous. Travelers visit Florence during winter in order to get pleasure from concerts, exhibitions, and events. They enjoy participating in cultural activities in the city as well. Christmas is also a great time to be in Florence. Sports are enjoyed here as well.

Italian Moto GP
This is one of the most famous rallies of Florence and the Autodromo Internazionale Del Mugello hosted it in the year 2008. This rally was a great success in terms of bringing enthusiastic viewers to the stadium. Italians are known for their passion for motorbikes.

Fochi di San Giovanni
This festival in Florence is celebrated in a way to memorialize the birthday of St. John. Travelers enjoy a wonderful fireworks display.

On the whole, all of the events in Florence around the year are wonderful. Travelers from all regions, religions, and ethnicities can attend and enjoy participating.

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The Best Places to Get Married

Weddings are the best day in the lives of the couple exchanging vows, so it’s no wonder that people want to make the day absolutely unforgettable. 

In order to create an amazing wedding ceremony, some couples don’t hesitate to shell out big bucks to make every little detail perfect.  There are other couples, however, who have trouble choosing the perfect place to marry their beloved fiance. Here are some places that are really highly-recommended to put in your wedding destinations’ list.

1. Four Seasons Hotel in Florence

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Those looking to have a religious yet luxurious wedding will love the spiritual decorations and plush decor.  Most people come to the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence to get married in its famous chapel. The groom and bride will be given the nuance of classic romance and a religious party with luxurious wedding decorations and elaborate reception tables.     Continue reading

One of the oldest buildings in Florence: the Baptistery

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A visit to Florence Baptistery is a must for any tourist. Its balanced geometrial layout is really impressive as well as the integration of Romanesque and Paleochristian architecture, developed from the 11th to the 13th century, expressed by the white and green marble coming from Prato. In the Middle Ages it was believed a Roman pagan temple dedicated to Mars.

For sure Andrea Pisano and Lorenzo Ghiberti made the gilded bronze doors. The East door by Ghiberti is a masterpiece of the artist, combining the rhythms of the late gothic period to a new classical style and is known as “gate of Paradise”.
Above and on the doors the scuptures and basreliefs are also recognised as somee of the most important works made in Tuscany, one of them is due to Andrea Sansovino himself.
Byzantine artists from Venice and Tuscan masters like Cimabue, Giotto’s mentor, contributed to the interior decoration: the mosaics with guilded background in factdate back in a period between 1266 and early the 14th century. The inlaid froor itself dates back in a period that goes from the 12th to the early 13th century.
And, next to the Baptistery, there’s the Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, a masterpiece of the typical Italian gothic style, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, whose Dome project was realized about 70 years later by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The Baptistery, together with already the mentioned Dome and Giotto’s Bell tower are without any doubt the most strink views of Florence.