Alessandra Gardin

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Miracle stories

Miracle stories

Today I tell you a story about two eucharistical miracles. In the district of Santa Croce, in Florence there is a very old church called Saint Ambrose. The name is probably referred to the passage of Ambrose, bishop of Milan (later St. Ambrose) in the far IV century. The church was espanded ... More

A curious story

A curious story

Today I want to tell you a story about the ancient Florence. Please follow me. Two steps away from the Signoria square and the Ponte Vecchio, there is the Loggia of the New Market, or more commonly called the Loggia of the Porcellino. During the day the loggia and the nearby area are ... More


Florence during Covid-19

Florence during Covid-19

The city is the same and no more the same. It is the same because the buildings, the monuments, the masterpieces are still there, but it is no more the same because its richness is no more enjoyable as before. The user (either a citizen, or a tourist, or a traveller), the person who, walking ... More

Florence and its beauty

Florence and its beauty

Florence is still desert, but it will be back to tourists soon. In the meanwhile we can take advantage of this strange atmosfere to appreciate places and monuments usually invaded by the crowd. This is the matter of the Loggia del Porcellino (literally little pig). The name of the Loggia is due ... More


Raphael 1520 - 2020

Raphael 1520 - 2020

This year is the fifth centenary of Raphael's death, the famous painter and architect in fact died in Rome in 1520. The director of Le Gallerie degli Uffizi ( Uffizi Gallery nd Palatina Gallery) decided to loan some paintings to the very important exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in ... More

Explosion of the charriot

Explosion of the charriot

I have been informing my visitors for many years regarding the Traditional Explosion of the Charriot during the Easter Mass, but this year it won't be. It is stupid to have a parade and such an event with nobody around, therefore our Mayor decides to suspend it and devolve the money to help ... More


#wewillmakeit!

#wewillmakeit!

Dearest visitors of my website, the terrible situation due to the pandemia Covid-19 will not allow us to visit Florence together for quite a long time. Your officiale tourist guide of Florence suggest to have a virtual look at my splendid city and to start having an idea about your future ... More

At  gods feet

At gods feet

I suggest not to miss the exhibit At gods feet. Art of shoes from ancient Rome to colossal movies and comtemporary fashion, at the Museo delle Moda and del Costume of the Pitti Palace of Florence. Until April 19 2020. The exhibition consists of 80 pieces, from roman caligae and aristocratic ... More


A visionary at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

A visionary at the Strozzi Palace of Florence

From February 22 2020 until July 19 2020 the Strozzi Palace of Florence holds the exibition of Tomás Saraceno, Aria. This visionary artist who mixes art, social and life sciences and creates immersive works and participatory experiences that suggest a new way of living in our world by ... More

Botanical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

Botanical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

From September 13 until December 19 2019 at the Complex of Santa Maria Novella in Florence the exhibition The Botany of Leonardo.A vision of science bridging art and nature”, Drawing from Da Vinci in an authentic and yet contemporary way also means trying to define a new way of thinking ... More