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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Sunday Brunch at the Hard RockCafe in Florence

April 7, 2016

For a limited time only, the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence is offering a very special Sunday brunch menu in April. As part of the pilot program that includes important European cities such as London, Paris, Rome and Florence, you can take advantage of the “Easy Like Sunday Morning” menu every Sunday this month of…

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Special Openings for Easter Sunday and Monday in Florence 2016

March 18, 2016

Here’s the latest news we have as far as special openings for museums in Florence go for March 27th and 28th, this year’s Easter Sunday and Easter Monday/Angel Monday (known as Pasquetta in Italian). For more information on Easter in Florence, take a look at this article on the Scoppio del Carro and this one…

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Hidden Treasures Open their Doors on FAI Spring Days

March 17, 2016

Spring is in the air and the FAI Spring Days are this weekend, March 19-20. The 24th annual “Giornate FAI di Primavera” weekend is made possible by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) that oversees some wonderful treasures. Founded in 1975, FAI is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting and restoring art masterpieces, monuments…

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Countdown Begins for Big Game 2016

February 5, 2016

Are you looking for a place to watch the Game this Sunday, February 7, as the Denver Broncos go against the Carolina Panthers? What better way than to do so in the atmosphere of an American diner than at the Hard Rock Cafe just off Piazza della Repubblica? The final game of the season between…

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Mai Visti 2015 Celebrates Hercules

December 28, 2015

This year’s edition of the “Mai Visti“, or “Never Seen Before”, is focused around Hercules, his strength and importance as a heroic symbol for the city of Florence. The “mai visti” exhibits organized at the Reali Posti space at the Uffizi Gallery every December through January showcase works from the Uffizi Gallery normally found within…

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SYNCHRONICITY at the Palazzo Pretorio in Prato

December 7, 2015

If you are an art lover of art and are visiting Tuscany, you should not miss the Pretorio Palace in Prato. Within this building is a unique heritage that recounts ths history of the city through works of indescribable beauty. Visiting its rooms, you may come across works by Bernardo Daddi, Giovanni da Milano, Donatello, Filippo…

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Pope Francis visiting Florence and Prato on November 10

November 9, 2015

November 10, 2015 will be a date to remember for Florence: 30 years after the last visit of a Pope, the city will welcome Pope Francis! The Pope will be in Florence to officially participate in the National Ecclesiastical Congress, but he will also celebrate the Mass in the Artemio Franchi Stadium, which will host…

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The big day of the new Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence has arrived

October 26, 2015

Last Wednesday we took part in the exciting presentation of the new Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence, which will reopen to the public on Thursday, October 29. After 3 years of resting behind closed doors, both the general public and the “insiders” are nursing high expectations for the reopening of the museum…

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