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European Heritage Days September 24 & 25

September 21, 2016

The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural event shared by the citizens of Europe.  Held in September each year, EHDs events – often called Heritage Open Days – take place in the 50 countries party to the European Cultural Convention; this year, the days fall this weekend, Sept 24-25. During this…

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Possible Alitalia Strike Tomorrow Sept 22

A union representing Alitalia pilots and flight attendants has announced its intention to strike tomorrow, on Thursday, September 22 as part of ongoing negotiations. Multiple Alitalia flights could be affected.  Please note that the strike may be cancelled depending on the status of these negotiations; travelers should check with Alitalia prior to their scheduled travel…

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Events

Florence is ready for the world premiere of the “Inferno” movie

October 12, 2016

Fans of Professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of the hit saga conceived by Dan Brown, certainly know that Florence is the stage for his latest book turned film: Inferno. The very same film which is about to make its world premiere here in Florence! Florence is the gracious host during the worldwide launch of the…

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Ferragosto: What’s Open in Florence (and beyond)?

August 11, 2016

August 15th is a national holiday, so you’ll see lots of places closed down for the day. Wondering where to head to and what to do on that day?? Relax and enjoy the quiet day, and go to a museum! Many, in fact, have decided given the 3 day holiday weekend to remain open or…

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Experiences

An adventurous day around the Chianti driving a vintage Fiat 500 car

October 12, 2016

The Chianti area has a unique charm and it is no coincidence that it is one of the best known areas of Tuscany throughout the world. You probably think that those who live here are immune to all this beauty, or that they simply don’t notice all the pretty things they have in sight almost…

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A New Free Itinerary at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

August 12, 2016

Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence has just inaugurated a new itinerary which winds its way through the fragrant orange trees found within its walls. It is a only short path but it will allow everyone free access to admire Michelozzo’s courtyard (also known as the Courtyard of the Columns) and the gardens in the palace….

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Reviews

Eating Your Way Around the World

May 28, 2016

Get ready, I am going to basically photo-bomb you with images of delicious burgers! Because this is the World Burger Tour we are talking about, so what else could I photograph? Drinks to go with them, of course! I’m a long time resident of Florence and American. So yes, I love a good burger. And…

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A Dream in Tuscany at Borgo Scopeto

April 8, 2016

As we made our way down to Siena and then out into the Chianti countryside covered with vineyards, I was thinking of how driving in Tuscany makes you seem as if you’ve stepped into a movie. We likely have, as the setting we drive through has been caught on screen many times before. If the…

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