Societa` Canottieri Firenze, Florence Rowing Club, began in 1886. In 1887, for the inauguration of the new façade of the Duomo, they held their first Regatta on the Arno. Rowing on the Arno I love to watch the rowers, early in the morning, as I have my walk. [...]
The Straw Market of Florence No holiday in Florence is complete without a visit to The Straw Market. Florence to Sydney. In front of The Sydney Hospital is an exact replica of the boar, the Porcellino, which gives its name to the Florence Straw Market or Mercato del Porcellino in [...]
Florence is much more than narrow medieval streets of brick & tile & stone & art. It's good to get out and about in the parks & gardens & the surrounding countryside of the dolci colline or sweet hills which ring the city. In town, the Boboli Gardens or the [...]
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