• Florence

    The Quieter Side of Florence

    by  • May 5, 2016 • Art, City Breaks, Florence, Nature

    Florence’s popular tourist sites are almost always very busy, so it’s worth discovering a few of the quieter, but no less interesting, attractions… Now that we’re into the month of May, the city of Florence is into its peak season from a tourist point of view.  Those people taking a city break in Florence...

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    Aside from all the Art and Architecture, Florence’s Scientific and Mathematical Credentials are also Pretty Impressive!

    by  • March 14, 2016 • City Breaks, Florence

    March 14th is an important date in both the spheres of science and maths. Not only does today, March 14th, represent Pi Day (3/14), a celebration of “π” otherwise known as the mathematical symbol to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately...

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    City Breaks with a Sporting Sideline

    by  • January 12, 2016 • City Breaks, Cologne, Florence, Funchal, Geneva, Helsinki, Leipzig, Madeira, Prague, Sport, Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich

    From football to the Olympics, Europe’s sporting prowess extends to its museums. Once again, all the major stars of the football world descended on Zurich last night for the presentation of the coveted annual FIFA Ballon d’Or award. This year, the lucky recipient was Lionel Messi, with 2015 being the fifth time he’s lifted...

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    City Breaks with a Scintilla of Science on the Side

    by  • January 10, 2016 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Children, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Florence, Geneva, Paris

    From Planetariums to Particle Physics, Europe boasts a sensational array of science centres. When discussing the virtues and attractions of Europe’s principal cities, much is made of the historical, political and religious monuments and stunning architecture, the fabulous cultural institutions devoted to art, music and theatre, the rivers and canals that carve their watery...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Opening Today in Florence: Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

    by  • September 24, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Florence

    A new exhibition goes on display at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi. Opening today in the stunning city of Florence is what’s set to be an outstanding exhibition of artistic masterpieces, seeking to explore the relationship between art and religion in the mid-19th to the mid-20th century. Featuring over 100 works of art, you’ll see a...

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