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The 22:14 Allegro Tosca Sleeper Train From Florence To Vienna Fog, stars, sleeping cars and sleepless nights

In Austria, Destinations, Italy by Nick Nomi2 Comments

We boarded the train in Florence station at just a little after 10:00pm with a rugged bunch of backpackers, ageing Austrian couples and young parents eager to fully experience Europe with their sleep-deprived children. Florence had been an intriguing town once. It still is when one considers it on purely aesthetic grounds. What with the beautiful amber glow that dresses …

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Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli | Florence One of Florence's oldest and most serene churches is also one of its least visited

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If you take a short stroll down the Borgo Santi Apostoli, just moments from the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, you’ll find my favourite piazza in Florence: Piazza dell Limbo, and within this quaint square, the stunning Santi Apostoli Church – and a moment of solitude in an otherwise hectic and overcrowded Tuscan city. As one of the oldest …

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Florence Cocktail Week 2016 The cocktails of The First Florence Cocktail Week

In Italy, Restaurants and Bars by Nick NomiLeave a Comment

The first ever Florence Cocktail Week was a resounding success. We found the week long event to be a perfect excuse to sample and resample the best of Florence’s bars. In doing so we made a couple of great discoveries. Most notably the excellent Il Locale bar on Via delle Seggiole and the wonderful Gurdulù Restaurant in Santo Spirito. We …