Author: Cristina Romeo

Born in Florence at the end of the fabulous '70s, Cristina has always lived in the famous "cradle of the Renaissance". She's in love with her homeland, but also enjoys traveling and discovering new places. Cristina is mum to a lovely little girl, to whom she hopes to pass on all the passion and love of our precious, wonderful Tuscany.

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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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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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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Explore the Via Francigena by Bike

February 12, 2016

Would you love to explore the Via Francigena by bike, and thus the longest bike trail in Italy? While the walking Via Francigena is well-signposted, the cycling route is not! Help us signpost the route to create the longest bike trail in Italy! We recently learned of the fantastic fundraising project on the Italian crowdfunding…

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A year of Florence on Instagram: 12 best shots from 2015

January 4, 2016

2015 is coming to an end and we want to celebrate it with a selection of images of Florence posted on our Instagram profile Visit_Florence! In the past 12 months, many of you have shared your shots from Florence using the hashtag #visitflorence – we are so excited to also have over 32,000 followers! A…

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One year of Tuscany on Instagram: 12 Best shots of Tuscany

December 30, 2015

Every day on our profile @discovertuscany on Instagram, we share the most beautiful pictures of Tuscany, taken by us and our followers, and 2015 was a year full of beautiful shots and great growth: our profile is followed by more than 23,000 people, which makes us extremely happy! Whether you live in Tuscany or you…

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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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