The winter holidays are a special time of year to be in Florence. The city is a patchwork of palaces and piazzas, criss-crossed by romantic lamplit alleys that glow with warm invitation to step inside to enjoy a warming glass of red wine or a mug of hot chocolate. Along the Arno, a Winter Park is set up each December to bring a little bit of the North Pole to Italy: its ice skating rink and snow-covered ski slope offer open-air entertainment for the whole family. Be sure to venture out of your long term apartment rentals in Florence to take in all of the magic of winter in the city.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
If you have always dreamed of living under the Tuscan sun, you may have already begun your search for apartments for sale in Florence (Italy). Finding a place to call home in Florence is easily facilitated by local and international real estate agencies. What you choose to do when you arrive is up to you. It is possible to spend a lifetime exploring Florence alone, but why not venture beyond the city walls at your own pace?
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Olive oil is a staple of the Mediterranean diet, widely recognized for its important health benefits. It is also rich in benefits to the palate, adding a pungent flavor and pleasing texture to soups, stews, meats and vegetables. Cooks who are unfamiliar with the versatility of olive oil may think of it only a medium for sautéing or frying food, but high quality olive oil is so delectable that it is best enjoyed at room temperature. One of the first things to do when settling in to your Florence apartment is to enjoy a bite of olio nuovo (new oil) with a piece of crusty bread. Be careful — the peppery sharpness of the new oil means it might bite back. Coughing is a good sign that it is rich in healthy polyphenols.