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23 07, 2016

10 aperitivo bars you have to try in Florence

By |23 July, 2016|Categories: Clubbing and Nightlife, Wine Tasting and Production|

The tradition of modern Italian aperitivo originated in Turin in 1786, when vermouth (aromatized, fortified wine flavored with various botanicals) was invented. During the nineteenth century the habit of consuming alcoholic beverages before meals, in order to stimulate the appetite, quickly spread throughout Italy. Florence played a role in the aperitivo history too: the Negroni cocktail (⅓ of Gin + ⅓ of bitter Campari + ⅓ of sweet red vermouth + 1 slice of orange), which over the years has become one of the most popular pre-meal drink, was invented here in 1919. The aperitivo tradition is still very much in vogue in town, and bars and bistro arrange various menus, in order to offer their customers the typical pre-dinner drink, sided by more or less generous snacks. A cold beer, a glass of wine, spirits or cocktails: the options for an aperitivo are many. Follow us and discover 10 aperitivo bars you have to try in Florence. […]

4 07, 2016

5 gardens to see in Florence

By |4 July, 2016|Categories: Art, museums, culture|

Florence offers many parks, gardens and other places where one can spend a pleasant day outdoors. The two major green areas in the city are the Boboli Gardens and the Cascine Park, which are definitely worth visiting. But Florence also unveils some hidden gems to those who dare venturing out of the usual tourist routes. Follow us, and discover 5 “minor” gardens you have to see when visiting the Oltrarno area in Florence. […]

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