Friday, November 9, 2012

INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY - Old Gasometer

GASOMETRO DELL'ANCONELLA 
Address: Via dell'Anconella, Florence
Bus: Line 6 stop at Fonderia  


If you're curious to see weird secrets of Florence, discover the weird iron structure of the old Gasometer...

Monday, November 5, 2012

CADAVERS ON DISPLAY - Museum La Specola

WAX ANATOMICAL MODELING
Address: Via Romana 17, Florence
Opening: Mon to Fri 9 am to 1 pm and Sat 9 am to 5 pm


Not for faint of stomach. Discover a quite creepy museum. Because a cadaver can be interesting, surely from a medical perspective...  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

IF ONLY DARWIN COULD BE HERE... - Zoology at La Specola

ZOOLOGY AT MUSUEM LA SPECOLA 
Address: Via Romana 17, Florence
Opening: Mon to Sat 9 am to 1 pm
Price: € 4 

"I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae (a small insect) with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars or that a cat should play with mice"...

SECRET PLACE WITH A SEDUCTIVE VIEW - Santa Trinita Bridge

PONTE SANTA TRINITA
How to get there: It is the bridge that connects Piazza Santa Trinita with Piazza de Frescobaldi. Right in front of Ponte Vecchio 


Discover the secret place on the Arno river, in the frontrow on Ponte Vecchio...



Saturday, November 3, 2012

VISIONS FROM THE PAST - Cinema Odeon



CINEMA TEATRO ODEON
Address: Piazza Strozzi 2, Florence
How to get there: It is in the heart of the city, a few steps from Piazza della Repubblica 

Odeon Cinema is a place of cultural exchange and a reference point for movie culture. It's one of the historical cinemas in Florence where you can relive the enchantment of the cinema of the past...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WHERE TO LEAVE A JUNK BABY? - The Hospital of Innocents

THE HOSPITAL OF ABANDONED CHILD 
Address: Piazza Santissima Annunziata 12, Florence
Bus: Lines 14 or 23A, stop at Santissima Annunziata

The first orphanage in Europe. And a secret game that invite you to go back to being a little child... 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

IMMORTALE AMORE - The Church of Dante and Beatrice

SANTA MARGHERITA DEI CERCHI CHURCH
Address: Via Santa Margherita, Florence 
How to go: Walk. Is in a narrow alley just off Via del Corso or from Via Calzaiuoli follow the tourist signs for the House of Dante 


Stay away from visiting the House of Dante: it is always full of tourists and it is not too surprising. Rather, look for the little Medieval Church, documented as early 1032, which is only 20 meters away from the House... 

Monday, October 29, 2012

THE HILL OF DEAD - Monumental Cemetery

IL CIMITERO DEGLI INGLESI
Address: Piazzale Donatello, Florence 
Bus: 13 stop at Della Robbia
Opening: Mon. to Fri. 3-5 pm 


Many painters and famous writers were inspired by the Protestant Cemetery in Florence...