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New hours for the Bargello and Medici Chapels

April 17, 2018

Bargello and Medici Chapels open until 5pm Starting April 1st, these two museums have extended their opening hours. The National Museum of the Bargello and the Medici Chapels, two of the lesser known but most appreciated museums in Florence, are now open until 5pm (they previously were closing at 2pm). These extended hours will be…

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The Plans for Piazza dei Ciompi

March 2, 2018

The small but important Piazza dei Ciompi in the Santa Croce area had hosted one of the oldest flea markets and antique shops in Florence for decades. Place of honor has always been the Loggia del Pesce which was reassembled here after being taken down from Piazza della Repubblica in the 1860s. It was just…

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Entrance at the Uffizi gets you into the Archeological Museum free

February 8, 2018

Paying their dues, and honoring their origins, the Uffizi Gallery has signed an agreement that, as of the March 1st, 2018, with the purchase of a ticket to the Uffizi you will also get free entrance into the Archeology Museum of Florence (MAF) . The agreement between the two museums stipulates that free entrance to…

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Florence Honors Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici

February 4, 2018

February 18 celebrates the greatest patroness of the arts in Florence’s history: Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici. As the last of the ruling Medici family, Anna Maria Luisa wrote out the “Family Pact” which left its citizens and all who visit Florence the extraordinary legacy of art the family had accrued over three centuries. Her…

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Events

Our Easter Brunch at the Hard Rock Cafe

March 26, 2018

A week or so ago I let you know we were planning to go to the Hard Rock Cafe for their Easter Brunch on Saturday March 24th. These family events the Hard Rock has been organizing around the most popular holidays have been a hit with my little girl. She loves getting out of the…

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Easter Brunch for the Family at the Hard Rock Cafe

March 6, 2018

A delicious brunch along with an egg hunt, fun for the entire family! Are you in Florence earlier than Easter this year but still would like for your kids to enjoy part of the egg hunt fun in Italy? How about having a delicious brunch on the weekend that includes entertainment while you eat? Then…

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A free classical music concert on Feburary 15 by USA band

February 9, 2018

Do you love classical music and free concerts? Then next week we suggest you head over near Ponte Vecchio, to Santo Stefano al Ponte, for an hour of musical enjoyment performed by an 88 member band from the USA! The Langley High School Band from McLean, Virginia is touring Italy next week and will offering…

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Florence Honors Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici

February 4, 2018

February 18 celebrates the greatest patroness of the arts in Florence’s history: Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici. As the last of the ruling Medici family, Anna Maria Luisa wrote out the “Family Pact” which left its citizens and all who visit Florence the extraordinary legacy of art the family had accrued over three centuries. Her…

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