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.

The Uffizi Gallery reopens Halls 26-32 with late 15th century artworks

September 16, 2015

Starting Tuesday, September 15, visitors to the Uffizi Gallery will appreciate the new set-up of Halls 25 through 32, finally reopened to the public after several years of renovation works. The rearrangement of these rooms has been made possible thanks to a substantial donation by the Salvadore Ferragamo company, which was founded in Florence, and…

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New rules to visit the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria

August 3, 2015

For several weeks now, the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria has no longer been accessible freely, as entrance has been limited to small groups of people at a time. Why? This change follows the latest episode of vandalism which occurred at the beginning of June, damaging one of the statues housed in the…

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Support New Projects for the Botanical Garden and Orti Dipinti

July 22, 2015

Last September 2014, a violent storm caused severe damages throughout Florence, particularly at the beautiful Botanical Garden, also known as the “Giardino dei Semplici”, which is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. The Garden was closed for several months, the time needed to make important restoration works that required, of course, also…

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Magnificent – A fascinating digital artwork on display in Florence

July 2, 2015

Magnificent – the incredible story of the Beauty that revolutionized the world is the new video exhibition staged in the Sala d’Arme in Palazzo Vecchio, inaugurated last May and running until October 31st, 2015. Magnificent is a fascinating story, visually and audibly, of the history of Florence through salient episodes and important personalities that marked…

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Special events at Florence’s museums for EXPO Milan 2015

March 31, 2015

Italy is preparing to host EXPO Milan 2015, the World Expo which will be held in Milan from May 1st through October 31st, 2015 and is, without a doubt, the most important national event of the year. The EXPO 2015 is dedicated to the issues of food and nutrition and will transform Milan into a…

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Visit Florence on Instagram: The Best Shots from 2014

December 29, 2014

In 2014, Visit Florence used Instagram to share Florence through the most beautiful pictures made each day in the city, sharing our team’s own photos as well as those by the many visitors who spend a few days in the city and by local insiders, citizens living Florence every day who still portray it in…

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A Year of Dream Shots on Instagram for Discover Tuscany

To celebrate the end of 2014, we’re gathering some of the best pictures that our staff and our followers have shared on Instagram using the hashtag #discovertuscany. In less than a year, our Discover Tuscany account on Instagram has published over 500 stunning images of Tuscany, showing the many beautiful places of our region, from…

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Waiting for a tasty weekend in Florence

November 21, 2014

The Biennale Enogastronomica Fiorentina is certainly one of the more interesting events taking place this November in Florence, as wehad already written in this article about the main initiatives of the month but this weekend of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of November seems to be particularly intriguing. Aromas and flavors are going to invade…

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Several Tuscan restaurants enter into the new Michelin guide 2015

November 6, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, the new Italian edition of the Michelin Guide for 2015 was presented, one of the most cited food reference guides in the world. The famous red guide dedicated to the best Italian restaurants this year celebrates 60 years and moves with the times, becoming even an APP that will be launched…

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Picasso and Spanish Modernity at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

October 20, 2014

One of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso, is the protagonist of an interesting exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. The exhibition, entitled “Picasso and Spanish Modernity”, offers the opportunity to see up close some significant works of Picasso and other Spanish contemporary artists associated with him, mostly from the famous Museo…

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