Tag Archives: piazzale michelangelo

five ways florence can cure your spring fever

It’s that time of year again. The views through our office windows taunt us, and we crave fresh air more than a piping bowl of pasta. Nine out of ten doctors (ok, bloggers) agree, there’s no avoiding spring fever, only remedies. We happen to have just the prescription for a serious case of spring fever in Florence. Here are five of […]

10 ways san niccolò will steal your heart

The first time I found myself in San Niccolò, I was 19 years old, had my iPod stuffed in my ears, and was letting my mind get lost in the windows of the antique shops of the Oltrarno. As I headed east, I let workshops with their doors ajar, begging for stolen glances, and windows sparkling with […]

Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo by VT_Professor

walking tour: florence in a day

Hi, we’re Hannah and Meg, and we’re obsessed with Florence.  Recently, we took a step back and wondered, “Hey H&M, do you really think everyone wants to pack up their lives and move to Florence?” While we’re shocked the answer isn’t a unanimous YES!, we’re coming to terms with a new reality. Say you’d rather […]

upcoming events: june 2013

Ahh, June! The official start of summer. The days are longer this month than any other (well, for us Northern Hemisphere folk), meaning there are more hours in every day to keep exploring our beautiful city. Here’s your next installment of the top free things you could do to wile away the upcoming weeks. Check […]

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upcoming events: may 2013

We’re back, as promised, and hoping that everyone made a full recovery from the mid-week festivities. Because there’s so much more to see and do this month! The first few weeks of May are arguably when Florence is at its finest: vibrant wisteria is casually draped all over the city, all other flowers are bursting […]

david on the duomo florence italy

walking tour: michelangelo’s david on display

Guys, I have a confession to make. I used to live in the San Marco neighborhood, and anytime I needed to head into city center I’d practically skip down the cobblestones of Via Ricasoli towards the Duomo. But my gait would slow when I’d pass the long line of people snaking around the block. Tourists […]

feast day of san giovanni

After being an ex-pat for the past year and a half, I felt that I had some making up to do to my country when the 4th of July showed up yesterday. So, like a true patriot, I suited up in my American flag bikini, found my best pair of cut off jean shorts, and slipped […]

final ascent to san miniato by flickr user laura padgett

walking tour: san miniato al monte

Arguably the most famous “hike” when exploring Florence is the climb to Piazzale Michelangelo. But the truly adventurous head up the extra set of steps to San Miniato al Monte and reap all the rewards. Distance: 2.5 km from city center (about 1.6 miles) Time: 30 minutes (plus time to explore at the top) Cost: […]