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Notte Bianca – Part 2 & The Morning After………

As promised, here are a few photos from last night.  Not the easiest to take at night but they give you an idea of the crowds and the atmosphere.  The streets were absolutely packed and judging by the rubbish lining the streets this morning,  it looked like the whole of Tuscany came into Florence to take advantage of the big party.

San Niccolò Tower – Piazza Poggi

Street in front of the Uffizi looking towards the Ponte Vecchio

Concerto di Eduardo Bennato – Piazza Poggi

Theatre performers on the Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Theatre performers on the Ponte Vecchio

Concert in Piazza Poggi – at the end of our street!

So yes the music did carry on until the very early hours!  The nightclub next door was still pumping the music at 7.30am when Matteo and I decided to get up and go out for a walk.  I gave the sleazy looking crowd milling around the door a foul look as I passed but didn’t quite have the courage to tell them what I really thought of them and their all night chaos!

I’m so pleased I did decide to get up and go out as it seems I enjoyed one of the few moments of sunshine today.  It has rained constantly since and we even had to cancel a little excursion into the center for  lunch due to the rain.

The photos below are from our walk this morning.  It was so nice to walk around the empty streets, silent but for the many street cleaners sweeping up the thousands of bottles and rubbish everywhere.



Curious puppy checking out the morning traffic.

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Ciao, I'm Lisa B,
I’m a magazine founder & editor, a private food & shopping guide and watercolour artist who wants to share everything I know about the best-kept secrets in Tuscany with you.

I created This Tuscan Life blog, magazine and experiences to share everything I love about Florence & Tuscany, one of the most popular and visited regions in Italy.   Add a splash of watercolour & you've got a creative mamma of two who wants to show you the true & authentic side of Tuscany.

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These delicious soft square pillows of ravioli filled with mashed potato, cheese, garlic and parsley are more commonly known in Tuscany as Tortelli Mugellani, the famous Tortello from Mugello! If you haven’t tried these yet, then add them to your list of ‘must-taste’ when you next travel to this region known as the ‘Green Valley of Tuscany’. 

Barberino di Mugello is a small town found an easy thirty minute drive along the A1 from Florence or 45 minutes from Bologna. For those of you that know me well, you’ll understand one of the things that I find special about visiting Barberino…….. Did someone say Designer Outlet?


A creative, food & fashion loving mamma of two boys with a passion for all things Italian. 


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