A very detailed door

Door knockers in Florence are a highlight for city strolls, rich with history and full of intricate details.

See my full photo essay.

Live Florence: Door knockers photo essay

After wandering the streets of Florence it doesn’t take long to notice that there is an impressive range of door knockers scattered throughout the streets.

The following is a photo essay of the door knockers that I encountered throughout my many meanderings. Continue reading “Live Florence: Door knockers photo essay”

Live Florence: Eat for the season

Looking for strawberries in winter. Not in Florence.

At home we are used to having whatever we want whenever we want – in terms of fresh produce from the supermarket. Of course we might pay more or compromise on freshness. Continue reading “Live Florence: Eat for the season”

Live Florence: Green spaces in the heart of Florence

Sometimes it might seem that Florence is nothing more than a concrete jungle with a few manicured piazzas breaking up the architecture.

This is not the case, we found quite a few green spaces that you could enjoy and escape the seemingly endless concrete.

I would say the most remarkable green space that we found was Cascine Park, about 130 hectares of green space stretching along the bank of the Arno. And the best bit… It’s FREE!!  Continue reading “Live Florence: Green spaces in the heart of Florence”