I Gigli shopping mall

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Looking for some out of town shopping in the city of Florence? Just outside of the city is the I Gigli shopping mall. With over 130 stores, both national and international brands, there is something for everyone. I Gigli has

Cheese know how and history

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Ever wonder why some cheeses are tasteful and others are not? A cheese expert talks about how to classify cheeses, and talks briefly about the components of different types of cheeses in Italy. Some variables to consider while buying cheese are

Pharmacy at Monastery of San Miniato

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Monks in the monastery of San Miniato make and sell their own products. The hand-made and home-made products are made individually, they even sell gelato during the summer season. The products are carefully mixed to make a range of oil extracts

Christmas Markets in Florence

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  The holidays call for a serious celebration in Florence! A major concept of the holiday season is shopping. Finding the right holiday gifts for friends and family can be difficult due to large crowds and long lines inside stores.

Florence’s Porcellino Statue and Market

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Smaller than the San Lorenzo Market, the Porcellino Market is often called the Mercato Nuovo to distinguish it from the market once held in Piazza della Repubblica. The Porcellino is nearby Piazza Repubblica and was specialized in selling rare fabrics

Shopping in Florence

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If you love shopping, Florence is the place for you. In addition to the many markets throughout the city, there are also countless shops with brands you might recognize from home. Stores in Florence range from extremely high end to