The latest news about Tuscany. Good and bad news from Italian and international newspapers.

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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Longer Summer Openings at Florence Museums with Special Events

August 3, 2016

This summer in Florence, when the temps are quite warm during the day, you can dedicate a part of your evening to culture and art! The Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello and Medici Chapels all are offering extended opening times on different days of the week to offer a chance to visit these popular museums outside of…

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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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A McDonald’s Right Next to the Duomo?

June 23, 2016

This week the media and public have learned that the City of Florence has been in talks with the international fast-food chain McDonald’s for a new branch opening right in Piazza Duomo, on the northern side of the cathedral. An uproar has risen on social media, while the city’s mayor, Dario Nardella, has spoken publicly…

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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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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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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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Museums in Florence: Openings between April 25th and May 2nd

April 19, 2016

We have two long holiday weekends coming up and you might be wondering what will be open or closed in Florence. Most restaurants and shops do remain open, seeing as they are the perfect time when lots of people travel and sight-see it wouldn’t make sense to do otherwise. But sometimes, places of culture such…

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New Etruscan Discoveries in Tuscany

April 15, 2016

An exciting moment in Tuscany, as new discoveries converge with ongoing exhibitions exploring the written word of the ancient population of Etruscans. These people who lived, prayed and ruled 7 centuries before Christ were years ahead of others in metal crafting, equal rights and culture. Huge Etruscan News These ancient markings, not finding roots in…

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Easter 2016: Special Openings Across Tuscany

March 23, 2016

For the upcoming Easter festivities, the Regional Polo Museale of Tuscany has shared the openings for all of the museums it oversees for Easter Sunday and Angel Monday, March 27th and 28th. In some cases, these are museums usually open on these days, in others they are special openings once there was an agreement reached…

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