Florence’s historic palaces open their courtyards and gardens to “Wine Town” on May 17 and 18

On Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 a selection of great Florentine historic palaces will open their courtyards and gardens to the fourth edition of WineTown, an event offering an unusual combination of quality wine tasting, concerts and performances. … Continue reading

From Turin to Rome, the “Italia Gelato Tour” celebrates traditional gelato-making in May and June

Mid-may will see the start of the Italia Gelato Tour, an itinerant festival celebrating the traditions and protagonists of Italian gelato-making throughout the peninsula. Starting from the most beautiful piazze in Florence on May 17, the tour will proceed to … Continue reading

‘Gates of Paradise’ finally to be unveiled in Florence after 27 years

After more than 27 years, the restoration of Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’ has been completed and the results will finally be unveiled to the public. Dubbed the ‘Gates of Paradise’ by Michelangelo, who was struck by their remarkable beauty and … Continue reading

Top 8 Romantic Destinations in Italy

Italy counts some of the most romantic destinations in Europe. Here are some of our suggestions for a romantic Valentine’s escape in Italy. Historic cities with romantic landmarks, picturesque seaside towns, a beautiful island, enchanting lake towns, or a cozy … Continue reading

New Florence Opera House revives the theater as envisioned by the ancient Greeks

Today the New Florence Opera Theater will open its doors for an extraordinary public concert by Zubin Mehta. With its rectangular geometric structure and latest technologies the new opera house is one of the most modern opera houses in the … Continue reading

Following Folon in Florence’s Rose Garden

(updated February 28, 2015) The Rose Garden of Florence, located just off Piazzale Michelangelo, is probably one of the city’s best kept secrets. This gracious and intimate garden, with its winding paths, typical of 19th century romantic gardens, and its … Continue reading