FLORENCE: NOT JUST A MUSEUM, IT IS MAGIC

All the time I pass from Florence, it happens: I walk in the center of Florence and my mind is projected into another dimension. You can image the life of centuries ago that made the city great: culture, history, art, poetry and food… this city is also ingenuity, wisdom, mystery and magic. The pillars of an unprecedented beauty that has no equal. But Florence is not just a museum. It is more….

One of the most famous square in Florence

Florence and its genetic traits attracted artists, poets and novelists from all around the world as the source of their inspiration and as their temporary home, their refuge. Florence is life. Florence is even the city of craftsmen that also today are the citizen of this beautiful city. Churning out large and small masterpieces, handing skills, values and character.

Enjoy the Flavors of Florence

Florence is the heart of Tuscany... maybe one of the best representation of Italy. If you pass from Tuscany you will stop here, walk around Florence, taking photos from Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River.  A trip to Florence means a visit to the Uffizi Museum, and the imposing Palazzo della Signoria. To truly taste Florence, you need to enjoy also the food of Florence and the wine. Stop in one of the small restaurant and take your glass of red wine sitting there in the middle of this amazing city!

You can also inhale the perfume of leather at the markets and eat a real Fiorentina. “Ristorantedel Fagioli” in Corso dei Tintori, 47 R - FIRENZE, one of the best! But you need a reservation!

Some good place to eat an amazing Italian sandwich (La schiacciata) are:

From Fratellini

Or you can go to the Sant’ Ambrogio Market and choose what you like.

For the night you can go to Piazza Santo Spirito and take an aperitivo. If you are Vegetarian search for “Il Vegetariano”. It is incredible, how it is delicious!

In Florence the best thing to do is walking, lose yourself in the middle of the town, and don’t pass your time to visit only museum and buildings …. Enjoy the peace and the beauty all around you!

CLAVIERE: THE LONGEST TIBETAN BRIDGE, A DAY OUT OF THE CITY

If you are in Turin and you want to pass a nice day out of the city, an hour far from the city you can walk on the longest Tibetan Bridge in the world. There are 3 bridges in total and one of them is suspended over the San Gervasio Gorge (Val di Susa) for almost 470 meters (1,540 feet). In some points, the gorges arrive at almost 100 meters (330 feet) deep.

Furthermore, the walkway has four ropes, 1440 steps and it is suspended at average, at 30 meters (100 feet) above the ground. The bridges go between the towns of Claviere and Cesana Torinese. From Cesana Torinese, you can see the Piccola Dora valley narrows that form a spectacular walk between the slopes of Sagnalong and Chamberton. You do not have to worry too much since you will be using a safety harness.

The bridges are open every weekend from in May and September ad every day from the first Saturday of July to the first Sunday of September. The minimum required height is 1m 20cm (3 feet 1 inch).

For more information website go to http://www.pontetibetanocesanaclaviere.com/

If you are a group of 10 people or more, you can book online or contact them via email or phone to book the passage (all in the footer).

Crossing the bridge may seem a little risky but the experience is surely worth! You don’t need to be afraid, the bridge is guaranteed to be safe and they will provide you secure harness. Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime, something that will get your adrenaline pumping? Just go and try it!

After that you can pass the rest of the day in the grass all around the small town of Clavier relaxing and take a deep breath of fresh air. From there if you want, you can start with several walks of different length and difficulty. It is a perfect day out of the smog and sultriness of the big city!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO SO FAR.. TO FIND SOME PIECE FOR YOUR HEART!!