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A trip to Florence is not complete until you visit the Fontana della Porcellini, or “Il Porcellino,” as the locals call it. It is like going to the Trevi Fountain in Rome. It is a bronze fountain of a wild boar not a pig, which...More
Located down a side street from Piazza Della Signoria is this pig statue that is the symbol of Florence. We believe that you rub its snout to ensure a return to this beautiful city. The only let down was the back drop has been over...More
Well, it is something that most visitors do but it doesn't have the "Trevi impact." I was compelled to lose a Euro. The market area was busy but a little on the seedy side. Our little group opted for a quick photo and then moved...More
This renowned fountain is located about a block from Piazza della Signoria. The current sculpture dates from the late 1990’s, the original resides in the Stefano Bardini Museum and dates from the early 1600’s.
Tradition dictates you place a coin in the pigs’ mouth, let...More
My wife and I stayed in Florence for 1 night and visited Fontana del Porcellino and rubbed his nose and dropped a coin, this is a must do for Florence and the second time for me. The market was fun and we made some good...More
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.