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Through the alleys of Florence

Tourists visiting Florence often go along the main streets to the most popular sights, squares and monuments. The locals however, and some more daring visitors aiming to get away from the crowds, will probably choose virtually invisible alleys, passageways in … Read more »

Treat Yourself to a Restoration 2016-2017

These are the two works of art we would like to restore: For the 2016-2017 edition fo TREAT YOURSELF TO A RESTORATION the professional guides of the Mercurio Association offert tours of the Ognissanti Church in Florence, with special opening … Read more »

September 8, the Anniversary of Florence Cathedral

On September 8, 1296 the building of Florence Cathedral was started. Over the centuries works were carried out under the supervision of the Opera del Duomo, an organization which was founded by the city government to look after the building … Read more »

August 10 in Florence, St. Laurence Day

Today, August 10, St. Laurence is celebrated in Florence in the Basilica of San Lorenzo and in the district around. During the whole week a painting hangs above the church entrance door and reminds all the people of this very … Read more »

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