Summer in Italy

summerLuckily summer is coming and you can start to organize your next vacation. If you plan to visit Italy, here there are some hints that can help you.

1- What to wear: since the weather will be definitely hot, do not bring so many sweaters and so on, since they will just make the suitacase heavier, taking space for some souvenirs you could actually buy as memories.
Do not forget to pack comfortable shoes for your walks, as well as some sandals or heels for the night.

Enjoy a Renaissance dinner eating at the Borghese Palace

While you are in Florence, do not miss the chance to enjoy a typical Renaissance dinner, hosted in a charming place, the Borghese Palace, where you will be able to feel the charming atmosphere.

Take part in the rich banquet, which is fully served by waiters dressed in original Renaissance costumes, giving you the idea of being a true ancient noble of that age.

A 4-course meal and fine Florentine wines are waiting for you, as well as the so-called corte in Italian, which used to be composed by musicians, dancers and jester. You will see two players, having harp, flute, a soprano singer, two dancing couples and a jester, ready to jump around the tables trying to involve you, while hearing some music of that time.

What to do in Tuscany?

According to what you like and what you don’t like, you can easily plan what to do in Tuscany even before arriving there.

If you like museums and galleries, you have to go to Florence, of course and spend at least half a day in the Uffizi museum before visiting all the other beauties of the city. This region is full of art galleries, statues (think about Michelangelo’s David) and galleries: check on the internet which one is your favorite and see if you can book the ticket on-line.

If you prefer music, there are several events in Tuscany, such as the seasonal Maggio Fiorentino, which takes place in May, and the opera season, which is of the best ones in Italy. If you have a chance, go to the Puccini Festival: it’s simply amazing.

Discovering the Vasari Corridor in Florence

Did you know about the Vasari Corridor in Florence? If not, read this very interesting post and don’t miss the chance to visit it next time you are in Florence.

It is a kilometer long passageway which connects two of the most famous buildings in the city: the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace. Unfotunately, nowadays it is set up as a small museum.

Most visitors at the Uffizi don’t even know that behind that unmarked door stands a great treasure: the entrance, in fact, it is located on the first floor within the Uffizi Gallery behind an ordinary and apparently not important door, and that’s a pity, since it is something very interesting to visit for several different reasons. The first one, obviously, is connected to the fact that entering an inaccessible and mysterious place is something thrilling and intriguing.

Carnival in Tuscany

Carnival has officially stated, since the celebrations have to end 40 days before Easter, according to the Bible. As soon as it ends, in fact, it starts the so-called Lent which prepares you to get ready for the Resurrection of Jesus.

Due to the fact that Easter is on March 31st this year, the first events started last weekend, even if the main festivals, such as the Viareggio Carnival, which are well known in all the world, will continue until the end of February.