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A journey back in time- Palazzo Magnoni Feroni, Florence, Italy

Last week I went on another solo journey to a few cities in the beautiful Italy.  I always wondered how its like to live in a palace, so for Florence, I picked Palazzo Magnoni Feroni.   Back in 1770, the Marquis Feroni purchased the palace, expanded it and decorated the ground floor and the first floor apartments. Later on it passed on to the Magnani family that distinguished itself among the high-society of 1800′ Florence, and was listed in the “Golden books of Florentine nobility” commissioned initially by Ferdinando I de’ Medici. A historical palace itself, one of the oldest buildings in the San Frediano neighbourh...
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Travelogue- Florence..in Love..Hotel Lungarno

I live in a city that has a river runs through, and I know how different atmosphere can be on either sides of the river. So on my second night in Florence, I stayed at Hotel Lungarno. The beautiful Hotel Lungarno is part of the properties owned by Ferragamo family (yes, THAT Ferragamo). Standing at one of the best location on the river, all river-facing rooms can see Ponte Vecchio clearly, and the restaurant where few tables are set is the one and only outdoor riverside space that truly sits above the river with a magical view. As part of the Lungarno collections, Hotel Lungarno is one that boasts traditional and classy Italian l...
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Travelogue- Florence..in Love- Grand Hotel Baglioni

I haven’t been staying in Hotels apart from on my business trips for a while, as I’ve started using airbnb whenever I go on a holiday.. so I didn’t quite know what hotels to pick .. So I asked my best friends- google and tripadvisor. and Grand Hotel Baglioni came up as one of the most popular hotels among travelers, so I decided to give it a try. Location of the hotel is better than I thought it would be. 2 mins walk from Santa Novella Maria Train station, where a direct bus can take you from Florence Airport to here in less than 20 mins. It is one of the old school luxury hotel, if you’re expecting bright and modern design, ...
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Travelogue – Florence.. in love.

One thing about the joy of living in London is the extremely easy and quick access to anywhere in Europe. So earlier in late september, I decided on a very spontaneous moment to get away from London for a good 3 days, and on a very last minute decision, I picked Florence, Italy. I’ve been to Florence few times when I was young, but I was too young to fully understand the art, culture, history and heritage of the beautiful city. I do remember it as a very beautiful and romantic city, so I decided to detach from everyone and everything, and went on a mini detox for 3 days. In less than 3 hours’ time I had arrived my first hotel (...
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