June Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the June issue :

SALE – Tornabuoni Attic – 3 Bedroom
BEST EVENT: LA FESTA DI SAN GIOVANNI, PATRON SAINT OF FLORENCE

BEST P&F RENTAL: A SUNLIGHT FILLED HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY, WALKING DISTANCE TO THE CITY

BEST TRADITION: CALCIO STORICO

BEST FESTIVAL: THE SEASON AT VILLA LA PIETRA, PRESENTED BY N.Y.U. FLORENCE

BEST EXHIBITION: CONTEMPORARY ART FOR 3 ANNI DI NUMEROVENTI, June 8-15

BEST CONCERT: IMAGINE DRAGONS AT THE VISARNO ARENA, June 2

BEST DINING OUT: DA RUGGERO

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May Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the May issue :

SALE – Santo Spirito – 2 Bedroom
BEST EVENT FOR MAY:

BEST SPRING GARDENS: INTERNATIONAL IRIS GARDEN AND THE ROSE GARDEN

BEST P&F RENTAL: LIVE WITHIN THE FAMOUS PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA IN AN ELEGANT APARTMENT ON THE NOBLE FLOOR OF A HISTORIC BUILDING

BEST EVENT: NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND THE HISTORIC FLAG THROWING CONTEST

BEST FESTIVAL: FABBRICA EUROPA ARTS AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL

BEST TRADITION: GIORNO DELLA MAMMA

BEST EXHIBITION: LAST CHANCE TO SEE ANTONY GORMLEY: ESSERE, AT THE UFFIZI GALLERY

BEST FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CRAFTSMEN: ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH THEIR XXV EDITION

BEST DINING OUT: INDULGE AT PIZZERIA SANTARPIA

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April Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the April issue :

SALE – Ponte Vecchio – 2 Bedroom

BEST EVENT FOR APRIL:

BEST EVENT: SCOPPIO DEL CARRO ON EASTER SUNDAY. April 21

BEST P&F RENTAL: A COSY APARTMENT WITH ANTIQUE FEATURES

BEST FESTIVAL: THE 2019 GELATO FESTIVAL FLORENCE, April 6-7

BEST ANNIVERSARY: LIBERATION DAY NATIONAL HOLIDAY, April 25

BEST EXHIBITION: HEROES – BOWIE, BY SUKITA, Until June 28

BEST FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CRAFTSMEN: MIDA, THE MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DELL’ARTIGIANATO AT FORTEZZA DI BASSO, April 24 – May 1

BEST DINING OUT: SENZ’ALTRO BISTRO

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March Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the March issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT –Duomo Center 1 Bed

SALE – Volterra Farm House – 5 Bedroom
BEST EVENT FOR MARCH:

BEST EVENT: FESTA DELLA DONNA

BEST P&F RENTAL PICK: A SPACIOUS MODERN APARTMENT IN ONE OF FLORENCE’S ARISTOCRATIC BUILDINGS

BEST DEAL FOR MARCH: FREE MUSEUMS FOR WOMEN

BEST ANNIVERSARY: CAPODANNO! THE FLORENTINE NEW YEAR AND THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION

BEST TRADITION: THE EASTER HOLIDAY AND EVENTS

BEST PARADE AND HISTORICAL EVENT: SCOPPIO DEL CARRO ON EASTER SUNDAY

BEST EXHIBITION: VERROCCHIO, THE MASTER OF LEONARDO DA VINCI, AT PALAZZO STROZZI

BEST DINING OUT: 14th EDITION OF TASTE: ITALIAN QUALITY FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL IN FLORENCE

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February Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the February issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT – Chianti Country – 3 Bedroom

SALE – Views over Florence – 2 Bedroom
PITCHER & FLACCOMIO PICKS FOR FEBRUARY

BEST EVENT: BLACK HISTORY MONTH FLORENCE
BEST P&F RENTAL PICK: A FARMHOUSE BETWEEN THE VINEYARDS AND OLIVE TREES
BEST ANNIVERSARY: FLORENCE HONOURS ANNA MARIA LUISA DE MEDICI
BEST PARTY: IL CARNEVALE CELEBRATIONS IN VIAREGGIO!
BEST PARADE: CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA
BEST HISTORICAL EVENT: CALCIO STORICO HONOURS THE BATTLE OF THE SIEGE
BEST FESTIVAL: THE BRIGHT FESTIVAL OF DIGITAL ARTS AT STAZIONE LEOPOLDA AND THE STUDENT HOTEL
BEST MUSIC: NOTE AL MUSEO AT THE MUSEO DELL’OPERA DEL DUOMO
BEST EXHIBITION: FLORA COMMEDIA, CAI GUO-QIANG AT THE UFFIZI GALLERY
BEST DINING OUT: AWARD WINNING GLUTEN FREE PIZZAS AT LA LUNA

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January Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the January issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT – Ponte Vecchio 1 Bed
SALE – Ponte Vecchio 2 Bed
BEST EVENT FOR JANUARY: LA BEFANA VISITS DURING THE EPIPHANY

BEST PARADE FOR JANUARY: THE CAVALCADE OF THE THREE KINGS ARRIVES IN FLORENCE

BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR JANUARY: AN EXTREMELY WELL LOCATED APARTMENT, DELIGHTFUL IN ITS SIMPLICITY

BEST MUSIC FOR JANUARY: JAZZ PROGRAM AT CAFFÉ DEL VERONE

BEST EXHIBITION FOR JANUARY: LAST CHANCE TO SEE MARINA ABRAMOVIC “THE CLEANER”AT PALAZZO STROZZI

BEST DINING OUT FOR JANUARY: FRESH SEAFOOD AT DARSENA MEDICEA

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December Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the December issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT Historic Center – 1 Bedroom
SALE Fiesole Apt with views over Florence
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR DECEMBER: IN MEMORY OF WANDA FERRAGAMO, THE WOMAN WHO TURNED HER HUSBAND’S SHOE COMPANY INTO AN EMPIRE

BEST EVENT (AND MARKET) FOR DECEMBER: THE BELOVED ANNUAL A.I.L.O. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR DECEMBER: ENJOY THE SUN FROM DAWN TO SUNSET IN THIS COZY AND OPEN-FEELING APARTMENT
BEST CHRISTMAS TRADITION FOR DECEMBER: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, CHRISTMAS, AND SANTO STEFANO FEATURING THE DUOMO CHRISTMAS TREE AND NATIVITY SCENE
BEST MUSIC FOR DECEMBER: STRINGS CITY FESTIVAL IN FLORENCE AND TUSCANY
BEST PERFORMANCE EVENT FOR DECEMBER: THE NUTCRACKER BALLET, A CHRISTMAS TRADITION BY THE ST PETERSBURG BALLET
BEST EXHIBITION FOR DECEMBER: ITALY IN HOLLYWOOD AT THE MUSEO SALVATORE FERRAGAMO
BEST DINING OUT FOR DECEMBER: FOOD AND WINE IN PROGRESS AT STAZIONE LEOPOLDO

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November Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the November issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT – Historic Center 2 Bed, 2 Bath
SALE – Santo Spirito Attic – 1 Bed, 1 Bath

A NOVEMBER NOTE FROM SUZANNE: HOLD THE DATE AND DONATE FOR THE WONDERFUL ONLUS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR FOR CHARITY

BEST EVENT FOR NOVEMBER: ALL SAINTS DAY HOLIDAY
BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR NOVEMBER: FIVE SHADES OF GREY
BEST FESTIVAL FOR NOVEMBER: 11th EDITION OF LO SCHERMO DELL’ARTE FILM FESTIVAL
BEST MARKET FOR NOVEMBER: MERCATO TEDESCO DI NATALE OPENS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
BEST EXHIBITION FOR NOVEMBER: WATER AS A MICROSCOPE OF NATURE: DA VINCI’S CODEX ON DISPLAY AT THE UFFIZI FOR THE 5TH CENTENARY OF THE ARTIST’S DEATH
BEST SPORT FOR NOVEMBER: THE 35th FLORENCE MARATHON
BEST DINING OUT FOR NOVEMBER: THE FOOD AND WINE BIENNALE IS BACK

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Drinking Water Regulation – Condominium Responsabilities

A new regulation recently came into effect regarding the responsibility of Condominiums to assure that the water that arrives in their building meets current legal hygienic norms. A recent High Court ruling assigns this responsibility in equal parts to the city’s public utility (in Florences case, the manager of Publiacqua) and to each building. Publiacqua is responsible for the water up to the point of the water meters (contatori) but, from that point to the faucets, the building administrator or each private owner must check the quality of the water.
In a nut shell, it is now each owners responsibility to check the water that comes out of the taps, since the pipes from the water meters into the various properties are not under the jurisdiction of City Council (Publiacqua).
This implies further responsibilities and duties for each Condominium administrator, although there are not yet any laws that force such controls on either the administrators or the private citizens. However, there are high fines and possible legal consequences if such controls are not made knowing that there could be some issues with the water system in the building or house.
Therefore, most Condominium administrators are starting to hire private companies to check the quality of the water directly from the taps in each house or apartment, in order to avoid any future claims or complaints against them. The cost of these tests will of course be borne by the owners of the properties, but it shouldnt be too high; probably in the range of Euro 150 (plus VAT) total for a small condominium.

Reference :

D. Lgs 31\2001 – art. 1 lett. b – and art. 5
Ministry of Health 10 June 2004
2015/1787/UE
D.M. 14 June 2017

October Newsletter

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our monthly newsletter is now available – here are some highlights of the October issue :

FEATURED PROPERTIES:

RENT – Bellosguardo Area – 2 Bedroom
SALE – Tornabuoni Attic in Old Tower – 3 Bedroom

IMPORTANT EVENT FOR OCTOBER: THE MEMORIAL FOR FLORENTINE LEGEND AND BELOVED FOUNDER OF ADVANCING WOMEN ARTISTS, JANE FORTUNE

BEST EVENT FOR OCTOBER: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR WITH TED NEELEY AT TEATRO VERDI

BEST P&F RENTAL PICK FOR OCTOBER: A BEAUTIFUL VIEW IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

BEST TRADITION FOR OCTOBER: THE FEAST OF SANTA REPARATA

BEST FESTIVAL FOR OCTOBER: HOT AIR BALLOONS FILL THE SKY FOR THE FESTIVAL DELLE MONGOLFIERE

BEST MARKET FOR OCTOBER: BELLE EPOQUE FRENCH MARKET IN PIAZZA SANTISSIMA ANNUNZIATA

BEST EXHIBITION FOR OCTOBER: MARINA ABRAMOVIC “THE CLEANER”AT PALAZZO STROZZI

BEST MUSIC FOR OCTOBER: 4TH EDITION OF SONIC SOMATIC, WITH SOUND AND MOVEMENT INSTALLATIONS ACROSS FLORENCE

BEST SPORT FOR OCTOBER: ‘RUN LIKE HELL’ INFERNO RUN AT LA CASCINE PARK

BEST DINING OUT FOR OCTOBER: OSTERIA DE’CICALINI

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