Tuesday, May 7, 2013

BACK TO FLORENTIA ORIGINS AND ITS FLOWERS - Iris Garden

IL GIARDINO DEGLI IRIS
Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence
Bus: Line 12, stop at Michelangelo
How to get there: The entrance is to the left of David, looking at his face (not his back!) 
Opening: Only 1 month a year, usually May

If you visit Florence in May you cannot miss il Giardino degli Iris...


Saturday, May 4, 2013

SURVIVING DRAGONS - Casa-Galleria Vichi

LIBERTY PALACE - CASA GALLERIA VICHI
Address: Borgo Ognissanti 26, Florence
How to get there: See the map (work in progress) 

This is just amazing. Discover the Casa Galleria Vichi as a splendid solo, among many Renaissance palaces...



Friday, May 3, 2013

FLORENTINE GOTHAM CITY - The Courthouse

THE COURTHOUSE - PALAZZO DI GIUSTIZIA
Address: Viale Guidoni 61, western suburb of Florence 
Bus lines: 22 or line G, stop at Guidoni 


Someone has described it as one of the ugliest building in the world. But not everyone agrees...


Thursday, May 2, 2013

FROM THE DIVINE COMEDY TO THE EROTIC JAPANESE SHUNGA. IN AN OLD BOOK -Ippogrifo

ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSHOP IPPOGRIFO
Address: Via della Vigna Nuova, 5R
How to get there: It's in the city centre just around a corner of the famous Via Tornabuoni
Opening: Monday to Saturday 9,30 to 12,30 and 15,30 to 19,00 

Looking for precious and unusual gift that can recall Florence? Enter this small and lovely shop...