For Villas and Gardens in Florence

For villas and gardens is a new exhibition project “labeled” Small Museums by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. Investigates the Florentine territory to the “flat”, once agricultural area between Florence and Sesto Fiorentino Monte Morello.

For villas and gardens continues until November 14 and allows free visits to a number of artistic treasures, first of all the Villa Corsini di Castello closed for years and is now open, fully restored, as Antiquarium by the National Archaeological Museum in Florence.

The villa, used as storage by the Archaeological, but has a Baroque facade hides a soul Renaissance.

Not far is exceptionally reopened after many years Montagnola Etruscan tomb, a burial tholos perfectly preserved. Staying near Castle complete the circuit of the Medici villas Petraia and Castle, best known but always pleasant for a revisit, especially in summer, when style garden and plant collections – remember the sensational citrus Villa di Castello – give their best.
The event includes two Small Museums museums permanent, the Richard Ginori Museum of Sesto Fiorentino, which reflects the legacy of Doccia and exhibit works around the famous Medici Venus, and then Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first building of Lords of Florence.

For villas and gardens is proposed as a route that can be tackled individually, getting the special “card” which entitles you to free admission at all campuses – contact the individual museums or the information office of APT Firenze, Via Manzoni 16 .

Or you can take advantage of guided tours, made a bus departing the ramp taxi to the train station SMN weekends.

The visits are free, subject to reservation by phone no. 055 2340742.

See the event schedule or visit

More information and free reservation in our B&B CASA DEI TINTORI in Florence

Pitti Uomo 2010, Florence

Pitti Uomo International Fashion Fair 2010, Florence

Florence, Fortezza da Basso, from June 15th until June 18th 2010

Pitti Uomo is the most dynamic and complete international fashion fair for men’s fashion. That is why it is chosen by the best fashion design companies as the perfect event to show new collections and special projects and to consolidate innovative marketing strategies. The general theme of this year’s fair concept is “Design Watching”. The innovative and curious concept deals with offering new contributions to the world of fashion design through recommendations and visual and sound notes collected by a group of design watchers, buyers, journalists, image consultants, designers and opinion leaders found among experts of the international community of the Pitti people. All these preofessionals have been asked to identify their favorite designer items focusing on the ideas of tradition and modernity.

From our Florence B&B you can get to the Fortezza da Basso, where the fair is held, by bus in a few minutes.

Terra Futura 2010 Florence

The seventh edition of Terra Futura will take place at Fortezza da Basso, Florence, form the 28th to 30th of May 2010.

Terra Futura is a fair-meeting organized in a wide exhibition area, getting more articulate every year thanks to its high level program of cultural initiatives, meetings, seminars, workshops and shows.

Terra Futura’s main goals are the tasks and the good practices of social, economic and environmental sustainability, carried out in all fields, from daily life to social relations, from the economic system to the public administration.
The fair-meeting also promotes new politics and programs, dialogue between institutions and the creation of new networks and synergies in order to create a new concept of sustainability and to undertake more responsible behaviours.

The consensus gathered over the years is important: more than 87,000 visitors as for 2009 with 600 showrooms and over 5000 bodies represented, 250 various cultural activities, 200 cultural events and 800 speakers, experts and witnesses of various areas of the world.

The event takes place at Fortezza da Basso, a famous venue easily accessible by bus from our B&B Casa dei Tintori.

International Art and Crafts Exhibition in Florence

The International Art and Crafts Exhibition is taking place as usual at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence.
From April 24th to May 2nd it will stay open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (last day closing at 8 p.m.).

As in past editions the fair is divided in six main thematic areas: Territory, Interiors, Taste, Scenarios From The World, Fashion & Jewellery, Visions. The products shown will cover a wide range of realities linked to crasftmenship. An appointment not to miss especially for producers, consumers, craftsmen, small and medium businesses, interior designers, decorators, architects, owners of shops and galleries.

Your stay at B&B Casa dei Tintori in this period of the year can give you the chance to visit this exhibition easily, given that there is a bus stop just in front of the B&B main door, just across the street.

For more details please visit official website of the exhibition.

Three new rooms in our Florence B&B

We have recently added three new rooms to our B&B in Florence city center. They are located on the first floor of an old building next to our house. The entrance is in Volta dei Tintori No.1 (a little cross street intersecting Corso dei Tintori) just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Lungarno delle Grazie.

All the rooms are wide, bright, cosy and furnished in a very elegant style. We offer the best service at a very affordable price. Like any other room, also the three new ones are ensuite rooms provided with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi internet access. Furnishings and decor are beautiful and, together with fabrics we have chosen, they reproduce the models of a traditional nineteenth-century Florentine house.

The three rooms are provided with their own private bathroom with anteroom, and they are equipped with shower and hairdryer. Each guest is given a full set of linen.

The B&B also has a common area equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, kettle and coffee pot.

Guests staying in our new rooms in Volta dei Tintori No. 1 will have breakfast at a traditional coffee house a few steps from the B&B. The new rooms do not have an access to the main house and therefore do not share our breakfast room. Vouchers will be supplied at check-in.

These rooms represent a refreshing alternative Casa dei Tintori offers at a more affordable price while preserving the same quality level and services.

Boboli’s Fragrances: Florence, May 2010

The Boboli Gardens will be the place to the fourth edition of the exhibition market called “Boboli’s Fragrances”, from the 6th to the 9th of May 2010. The exhibition will be about the tradition of Florence’s perfumery industry.

The event, the only one of its kind, will give perfume makers the chance to show and sell their creations during a three-day festival. The historic and art spaces of the Boboli gardens will highlight fragrances and styles, retracing the most important and timeless moments of that kind of production.

Visitors will find on show perfumes, candles, soaps, air perfumes, essential oils, cosmetics, herbal extracts, flowers, fragrant plants, accessories and so on.

In the nearby Museum of Zoology and Natural History “La Specola”, another very interesting exhibition will be set up. Photographs, drawings and narration through images will emphasize some of the most hidden and evocative secrets of the environmental heritage of our region.

The opening of the exhibition will be on Thursday 6th in May 2010. It will end on the 30th of June 2010.

More information (only in Italian) at:

From next spring on, if you’re planning a pleasant weekend in a B&B in Florence, you can take the chance to visit one of the most interesting and entertaining exhibitions scheduled in the Tuscan capital.

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