Events

A Michelangelo Week: July 14-21

July 13, 2016

“A Michelangeleque Week” is starting tomorrow, July 14 through July 21, which coincides with the anniversary of his funeral in San Lorenzo on the 14th of July 1564. The Settimana Michelangiolesca is an annual, multidisciplinary cultural festival, now in its 3rd edition, that is centered around the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Painter, sculptor,…

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Uffizi Live: Tuesday Evenings at the Museum

July 5, 2016

Up until September 27th, the Uffizi Gallery has organized longer openings hours every Tuesday and is holding a Festival of the Performing Arts on these Tuesdays under the name of “Uffizi Live“. The summer festival is a mix of artistic events that include theater, dance and musical shows and concerts within the Uffizi’s rooms between…

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Festa dei Musei & Free Entrance to Museums

June 29, 2016

Special opening hours and entrance fees for the museums in Florence and Tuscany in honor of the Festa dei Musei on the 2nd & 3rd of July. A combination of the celebrated 1st weekend of the month (free entrance on Sunday July 3) and the first ever Festa dei Musei (with extended hours on Saturday…

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Summer Solstice in Florence

June 16, 2016

The summer equinox happens on the 20th of June at precisely 10:34 pm (in Florence) and officially signals the beginning of shorter days…though most of us prefer to look at it as the beginning of summer and all that it entails: evenings out under the stars, days lazing poolside or splashing at the beach and…

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A new bridge spans the Arno River: The Bridge of Love

June 10, 2016

The Arno River has been making headlines and it’s about to do it again  with the floating “Bridge of Love,” a conceptional installation by Architect Claudio Nardi. An extraordinary event for Florence.  It is here in the home of the Renaissance that fashion, art and design meld together from the 13 – 17 of June for hope and…

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Don’t Miss these Upcoming Wine and Ceramics Festivals

May 24, 2016

Visiting the villages spread out across Tuscany is always a pleasure, and it is even more so now when both summer and the great outdoors are calling us to head outdoors to explore. In the coming weeks, there are two additional, very good reasons to head out and explore the ​​Chianti area and, in particular,…

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European Night at the Museum: Where to go in Florence and Tuscany

May 19, 2016

This Saturday, May 21st is the European-wide initiative of “Night at the Museum”. In Florence, this means that many museums will be taking part, thus remaining open for longer hours and allowing entrance either for free or for a symbolic 1 euro! For the Uffizi and Accademia, this means special longer opening hours this Saturday:…

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Women Artists in Florence: Spotlight on Adriana Pincherle

May 16, 2016

If you’ve been to Florence before and wondered where all of the artwork made by WOMEN over the last few centuries is at, you’re not the first one. We are hard pressed to name any well-known female artist from the Renaissance beyond Artemisia Gentileschi (this is one of her most well-known works housed at the…

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Giro d’Italia is coming to Chianti

May 10, 2016

This weekend the Giro d’Italia is making its way first into Tuscany, arriving first in Arezzo and then heading into Chianti. If you’re around, don’t miss it! Also prepare for closed roads ;-). The Giro d’Italia, professional cycling’s second most prestigious stage race after the Tour de France, kicked off in the decidedly un-Italian setting…

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Florence is ready for the First Night of Summer with many Free events

April 27, 2016

This Saturday, April 30th, Florence will stay up late (but not too late) for the “First Night of Summer” (called the “White Night” until last year), which kicks off the summer-long program “Estate Fiorentina 2016” (Florentine Summer 2016) which will be six months of concerts, shows and events of various kinds taking place across the…

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