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Mini Guide to Winter Activities in Tuscany

Winter in TuscanyTuscany region is charming all year round, the wintertime is not an exception. The weather conditions in winter are quite good, snows only in mountainous areas, and by the sea often it is possible to enjoy the gentle sun. Furthermore, the region is less visited by tourists, which means less queues in the museums and other Tuscan highlights. For those who do not know what to do in Tuscany during the cold season, we have a mini guide to winter activities in Tuscany.

New Space in Florence Central Market

Florence Central Market is a large covered square where authenticity, spontaneity and traditions are the protagonists. Newly opened space on the first market‘s floor is a great place to shop and find the good street food for the right price. Just immagine! Beside the normal shopping at the Central Market of Florence now you can find 500 places to sit and to eat something: restaurants and small bottegas offer the dishes prepared using only the raw materials that are sold within the Florence Cental Market.

Shopping: best places in Florence


pegna-gourmet-supermarketPegna. Pegna is one of the most well-known shops in Florence. In the heart of Florence, a stone’s throw away from the magnificent cupola of the Cathedral, Pegna is the shop in which to find – in a hospitable and prestigious enviroment – something by which to remember Florence and Italy, even at the table: confetionary, wines, cheeses, delicatessen items and many many other delicacies. Here, in fact, it will not be difficult to find something from your own country.

Shopping: best places in Florence

shoppingWith its incomparable tradition of art and craftsmanship, history of artisan skill, sense of beauty, Florence has been home to many of the fashion houses that have written the history of so-called „Made in Italy“, and they are still based in Florence. We are talking not only about world famous brands such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Gherardini, Robreto Cavalli, Stefano Ricci, Ermano Scervino, Patrizia Pepe and many others. Here we are talking about highest quality and unique historical florentine stores of jewel, beauty, home, books, food and pharmacy in Florence.

Photo Reportage: Antiquities Market at Fortezza da Basso in Florence

Antiquities market Florence (10)If You are looking for something unique, fun and old – Antiquities Market at Fortezza da Basso in Florence is the right place. Over 120 antiques dealers from all over Italy converge at this market, held every third weekend in Florence. Wind your way through the stalls and discover treasures ranging from furniture, knick-knacks, collectables old books, prints and postcards, watches, cameras, bird cages, to clothes and much much more. The market is open from 8am to 7pm both days Fortezza da Basso Garden.

La Notte Bianca a Firenze – Florence White Night

white night florence 201330th april – 1th may 2013

‘Volare’, or to Fly, will be the theme of this April’s Firenze Notte Bianca 2013. Florence is set to have it’s next Notte Bianca, or White Night, on the 30th of April. The city remains alive and pulsing all through the night with concerts, exhibitions, events and museums remaining open til the wee hours of the next morning for free!

Shopping in Tuscany: Most Famous Outlets

gucciIf you are planning a trip in Tuscany in January or July, without a doubt, you will find a shopping fever. However, during the whole year you can find some great offers – you just need to visit the most famous designer outlets in Tuscany. In Tuscany are located several major outlet towns, the so-called “outlet village“, where you will find Gucci, Prada, Cavalli and many other brands. In industrial and urban areas of Florence are located many factory outlets.