Monthly Archives: June 2017


Summer Solstice in San Miniato: medieval clockwork

By |2017-09-25T17:59:30+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Around Florence|

Summer Solstice in San Miniato: perfectly in time! We all know that, back in the Middle Ages, they did not have clocks or scientific instruments to measure time. So they would probably look up at the sky and the movements of the stars and the sun to track the time going [...]

Cappelle Medicee: the Medicis’ Mausoleum

By |2018-03-21T15:00:31+00:00June 20th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Cappelle Medicee: another example of the Medicis’ ‘think big’ attitude Cosimo I Medici’s motto was festina lente, in Latin; something like ‘more haste, less speed’. The Medicis were very careful, cautious people indeed: but a ‘think big’ would do as well, maybe even better!!! […]

Bargello: a long and amazing story, a huge heritage

By |2017-09-25T17:59:30+00:00June 15th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Not far from the “Florence big ones” – the Cathedral and the Uffizi – the Bargello Museum is a – relatively speaking – tiny museum; yet, another Florence must see, as it is a beautiful building enshrining some amazing treasures! […]

A Florence Palace: Palazzo Medici Riccardi

By |2018-03-21T15:01:11+00:00June 13th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Palazzo Medici Riccardi: two families, one masterpiece Palazzo Medici Riccardi is one of the main features of Via Cavour (previously: Via Larga, the wide street), which connects Piazza San Giovanni to Piazza San Marco. We are in the very center of the medieval city and this building was founded by the most influent ever [...]

Florence St John: San Giovanni, the Florentine Saint Patron

By |2017-09-25T17:59:30+00:00June 9th, 2017|Discovering Florence|

Florence St John: the Saint, the masterpieces, the feast St John the Baptist is the Saint Patron of the city of Florence. The feast day is on June 24th and - as usual - lots of celebrations are on their way: one more reason to visit and enjoy this beautiful city in summer! The [...]

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