San Lorenzo - cloister Photo by Victoria DeMaio

The Story of the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence

The Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers influencing the legacy of Florence and Tuscany for centuries. From Cosimo the Elder in the 15th century to the last [...]

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Presenting 10 Italian Christmas Gift Ideas

The Christmas season is just around the corner and it’s not too soon to be shopping for Christmas gifts. At Italian Talks we are curious to discover what would make the best Italian [...]

Photo by Debra Kolkka

Experience San Lorenzo Market in Florence

An absolute must for visitors to Florence is the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale. It is one of the oldest markets in Florence. The two-storey building was constructed in Via dell’Ariento in [...]

Dolce and Gabbana accessories Photo by Debra Kolkka

Spring Fashions in Florence for 2015

Despite the changeable weather and chilly mornings, spring is on the way. A walk around the gorgeous streets of Florence is fun at this time of the year when the shop windows are full of fabulous [...]

Photo by Paula Sweet at Hotel Luna Baglioni

30 Mouthwatering Italian Food Tweets

Food is usually near the top of the list for anyone who visits Italy. So at Italian Talks we decided to ask our Twitter followers to send us their favorite Italy food-related tweets so that we [...]

coccoli con tagliere Photo by Coral L Sisk

Traditional must-try bakery goods in Florence

Tuscan baked sweets and savories are made either with no butter  (i.e. almond biscotti) or with shortening or plain old fashioned lard. Italians and Tuscans especially take great pride in baked [...]

Obica Mozzarella Bar Photo by Debra Kolkka

Exquisite Mozzarella Moments in Florence

In Neopolitan dialect Obica means “Here it is”. It is used to describe something that is happening right before your eyes, like a freshly made mozzarella ready to be eaten. Obica [...]

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Shopping for Italian 18 Karat Gold on Ponte Vecchio

My one true love of Italy is Florence, known as Firenze in Italy. I love Florence for so many reasons and one of those reasons is shopping. One of the most famous places for shopping for Italian [...]

Valentino Photo by Debra Kolkka

Winter Fashion Designs in Florence

One of the reasons people love to visit Italy is because of the wonderful fashion designers who hail from the boot. Fashion is a very important part of life in Italy. Everyone likes to look their [...]

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