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Tips and ideas from Chiara Caridi, owner of the Grand Hotel Adriatico, on how to experience Florence “like a Fiorentino”.


Between Ancient Gates and Towers: Exploring the Walls of Florence

When you think of Florence, iconic landmarks like the Duomo, the cathedrals of Santa Croce… Read more

Exhibitions You Can't Miss in Florence This Spring

The fresh spring breeze brings an irresistible invitation to step outside and immerse oneself in… Read more

The Medici Villas: Authentic Discoveries and Green Oases

Nestled among the Tuscan hills, the Medici Villas are a harmonious blend of history, art,… Read more

Carnival in Florence: a whirlwind of colors, masks, and delicious sweets

As you put away the Christmas decorations and sparkling lights in boxes, it's easy to… Read more

October Flavor: Autumnal Delights at Our Restaurant

The summer heat finally dissipates, the air becomes crisp and clean, the historic center slowly… Read more

Exploring the hills of Florence by car

The beauty of Florence's city center is well known around the world, thanks to the… Read more

June in music, Florence dances and sings

In June, one of the most awaited music festivals in Italy arrives in Florence: Firenze… Read more

LGBTQ+ trip to Florence

We love all our guests. What matters to us is the person: for this reason… Read more

Exhibitions in Florence, author's spring

Spring in Florence promises a cultural stay, thanks to some unmissable exhibitions. From classic to… Read more

Sweet winter with massages and wellness pampering

Florence is a favorite destination for tourists throughout the year. Even in winter, many choose… Read more

December, Florence in the name of the warmth of the holidays

December is one of the most awaited months of the year. Thanks to the holidays,… Read more

Summer in Florence, between exhibitions and museums

After the exhibition dedicated to Donatello, two other exhibitions and a new museum (close to… Read more

June, big events arrive in Florence

June marks the return of major events to Florence. The city is preparing to welcome… Read more

"Donatello, the Renaissance" the unmissable exhibition

Palazzo Strozzi Foundation and the Bargello Museums present the unrepeatable Donatello exhibition, the Renaissance.  … Read more

The magic of Christmas holidays in Florence

When the Christmas spirit pervades the streets of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance offers… Read more

Florence, is the time to relax

Florence is not just beauty, art and culture. Whether it is a business trip or… Read more

The summer of Florence between events and exhibitions

After the relaxation of the restrictive measures, Florence has reopened its doors to tourists, who… Read more

Pitti 2021, a taste of normality

We are almost there. Pitti Immagine Uomo will be staged from 30 June to 2… Read more

Hints of spring, it is the riot of smell

Winter is about to give way to spring, which is now upon us. With the… Read more

Viareggio and the Carnival, a fantastic combination

The Viareggio Carnival is the event par excellence of the Viareggio area. Considered one of… Read more

Pitti Immagine Uomo, the sales season begins

In the early days of the new year, Florence is still gently immersed in the… Read more

The enchantment of Christmas in the historic center of Florence

Christmas draws a special frame in the historic center of Florence. The lights that color… Read more

Strolling through cafes, tea houses and artisan chocolate shops in Florentine city center

Florence in winter seems a lady from old times: nestled between squares and historical courses… Read more

Welcome Autumn, triumph of wine and oil in Tuscany

Autumn is an extremely fascinating season for me: Florence and its hills, so familiar during… Read more

Unusual Florence: the lesser known museums and the unmissable gardens with unique city views

September in Florence means many things: we come back from summer holidays (in Italy we… Read more

Eating well in Florence all year round: tasty summer dishes

Florence and the whole Tuscany are the undisputed homelands of good eating - and drinking.… Read more

Summer in Florence: all the great events in the city

Art, music, theater, cinema, dance and fun are mantra in the Florentine panorama, at any… Read more

June in Florence: the triumph of fashion

Next to the matches of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, that we have already described, in… Read more

The Calcio Storico: a dip in the most ancient soul of Florence

Every tradition with great historical roots often has rough and bloody contours. However, one should… Read more

Green masterpieces: a stroll in the monumental gardens of Florence

There are so many things to do and attractions to see in Florence that you… Read more

Easter in Florence, traditions and timeless passions

Easter is not just a religious celebration, but a different air blows in the streets… Read more

The little known Florence: discover the Opificio delle Pietre Dure

Everywhere in Florence you can meet famous museums, ancient churches and wonderful bridges. All the… Read more

Sales in Tuscany: a real winter treat

Christmas has just gone, the New Year has started lazily and Epiphany has put back… Read more

Lights, cribs and markets: 3 good reasons to visit Florence in December

In December, Florence is a brand new city: the thousand lights of Christmas, an exhibition… Read more

My first suggestions: 5 things not to be missed in Florence

Let me introduce myself: I am Chiara Caridi, the owner and manager of the Grand… Read more

Autumn in Florence: wine, concerts, exhibitions and tea

Finally Autumn. A unique moment all around the world, because the sun is not too… Read more

3 things to do in Florence to enjoy Christmas in advance

Christmas starts early in Florence. In mid-November the city is enlighten with decorations and lights… Read more
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