Tag Archives: Mercato Nuovo

underrated piazzas in florence

I am having some serious bouts of cabin fever. With spring on the way, I’m day-dreaming about long walks through Florence. Now, I know this is hard to believe, but there will be some nay-sayers out there who think they’ve already seen it all and aren’t particularly jazzed to stroll through Piazza della Signoria again (don’t ask who […]

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florence’s best markets by neighborhood

We understand that shopping fundamentally flies in the face of our Florence for Free mantra, but you’d miss a major part of Italian culture if you didn’t explore the country’s many open-air markets! Brimming with charming antiques, fresh fruits, and homemade soaps, each bazaar is a feast for the senses. Of course, buying something is […]

rainy day escapades

Rainy season is here. It’s a fact. Our knee-jerk reaction to such a dismal forecast is to surrender to the couch with a can of Paprika Pringles (seriously why haven’t those reached America yet?!) and let ourselves go brain-dead to endless hours of MTV Italia. While I’m not denying the occasional necessity of vegging out while in Italy […]