Category Archives: Florence

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Don’t Miss the Perfect Day in Florence Italy

Florence is an amazing city in an equally amazing country offering something for every taste. If you are a cyclist or just a biking enthusiast, we have the perfect day planned for you! Even if you don’t get on a bike, these locations are sure to please. Spend the Day Biking the Tuscan Countryside We suggest taking a bike tour through the Tuscan Countryside. You will see olive groves, vineyards, and taste amazing foods. Some tour companies will arrange a private tour allowing you to choos ... read more

Travel in Autumn

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus This line draws perfect analogy of this beautiful time of the year. The slight chill in the breeze, red and yellow trees, and strikingly bright backdrop, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic jaunt. Moreover it’s a low season so you’re paying less for more rewarding experience. Here are few of many reasons as to why travelling in autumn is totally worth it: 2 for 1: Who doesn’t like to enjoy freebies o ... read more

Holy Holidays: Easter in Rome

This is that time of the year when Roman Churches come to life with the composed voices of choirs’ in the Basilica and candlelit crowds to celebrate masses with Pope around St. Peters square. The sweet shops try to out-rival each other in displaying their deliciously designed Easter eggs all around the city. Though Easter is celebrated all across the world but Rome is the home for this holy occasion. Every year thousands of Catholics from all over the word flock to this ancient city of Rome to ... read more

Shopping in Europe, The Fashion Hub

Spring is believed to be the shopping season, when everyone starts to prepare for upcoming summers, retailers fill up their rows with new stock, put the winter stock on sale, shoppers brushing off their winter laziness ready to stroll those busy high streets. All sorts of major shopping activity happens during these months. Europe is the fashion capital of the world, many big names of the fashion industry have their roots in Europe including Dior, Versace, Chanel, Prada, Louis Vuitton etc. Euro ... read more

Tips on travelling with kids: DOs and DON’Ts

Travelling with kids is a tricky job. You have to cater for their needs and make sure they are enjoying a safe environment in a way that doesn’t spoil their experience because once their mood is upset your whole trip can tumbledown. Kids thrive on adventure, they take travelling so seriously, they would want everything that can make it the best experience of their life and if they are happy your journey is guaranteed to be a pleasant one. Following are some tips to make it possible: What to ... read more

Wine tasting in Chianti hill-town of Tuscany

Florence is the city of art and amazing Renaissance architecture, which has inspired many. This city is ideal for historic trips. Here you will find splendid churches, marvellous monuments and magnificent art galleries inhabited by the work of great artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci and many others.  This city is surrounded with mountains and green areas so you can plan some weekends in the countryside for adventurous excursions. Most famous among this beautiful hillside spots, is the Chianti ... read more

We're Suddenly in Love with Florence

We opened Florence, Italy this week with 10 beautiful apartments and every one in our office has been gawking at the photos and dreaming of a Tuscan vacation. Florence led Europe out of the Dark Ages and we're thinking we might be led out of the Dark Swedish Winter by catching the next flight to Italy. These gorgeous apartments start at 125 euros per night. They're all bookable online with plenty of availability through the dark months of November and December. Just have a look at photos. ... read more