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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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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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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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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Florence Celebrates its Palatine Electress

February 15, 2016

Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, as the last survivor of the Medici dynasty, donated the family’s private collections to the city of Florence by signing the “Family Pact”, or Patto di famiglia upon her death. The pact with the city determined that the collections were to be shared with all future visitors to the city,…

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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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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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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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The Future of Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

December 5, 2015

A radical transformation of Piazzale Michelangelo is coming, with the project of making the terrace a pedestrian-only area. The terrace over the city is a very popular place for both visitors and locals alike who love the spectacular view of Florence at all times at the day, particularly magical at sunset. Right behind the balustrades…

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