Author: Donna Scharnagl

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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Must See: Art Exhibits in Florence

December 23, 2017

Not only are we coming up to the end of the year, but we are also coming up to the closing date for many of the spectacular art shows happening in Florence. No extended deadlines are on the horizon, so if you were looking to include one of these exhibitions in your itinerary then now…

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Closed in Florence: Towers & Museums

November 11, 2017

Giotto Bell Tower & The Marino Marini Museum As you make your vacation itinerary plans this November, here are a few dates you need to remember. The Giotto Bell Tower, located next to the Duomo and one of the five elements included in the OPA pass, will be closed to visitors for ordinary maintenance from…

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VisitFlorence.com : Exhibits to see in September

3 Top Art Exhibitions & A Fair in Florence this Fall

September 21, 2017

Unexpected Art Pairings in Florence This fall brings interesting exhibition and art pairings to Florence, from the Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Signoria and Gallerie degli Uffizi  inaugurating new exhibits together with the opening of the International Biennial Antiques Fair in Palazzo Corsini. The exhibitions range from antique furnishings and decor to masterpieces from the 1500 -1600’s to…

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Cenacolo di Fuligno

August 2, 2017

A gem to behold! Many are unaware of the role Florence played in developing the theme of the Last Supper in paintings (cenacolo in Italian)  – and even fewer are aware of where to find these masterpieces that decorate the churches and convents within the city. After more than a year closed off from the public,…

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The Terzo Giardino in Florence Tuscany

Terzo Giardino in the Florence City Center

July 31, 2017

An Intriguing Green Space Along the Arno River From a distance, or even when you are standing in the middle of it, this space along the embankment of the Arno River  appears to be a messy, unkept, swatch of land. And to a certain extent you are almost right…but as they say what is one…

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Pack your Bags for Antiche Dimore Fiorentine, a B&B in Florence

Antiche Dimore Fiorentine, a B&B with Class

July 19, 2017

Standing apart from the others in Florence When a well-established yet innovative B&B wants to let their potential guests know about the long list of reasons why a guest will sleep easy within their walls, they need to come up with a memorable yet convincing method of communication. Antiche Dimore Fiorentine, a combination of comfortable…

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Summer Museums at Night

Summer Nights in Florence

June 21, 2017

Too hot to enjoy the city during the day? Then you should try spending your summer nights in Florence visiting the museums. Here are some Florence nightlife activities that will appeal to those looking to enrich their mind and appreciate the culturally rich atmosphere of this amazing city. Musart Festival (17 – 23 July) Where:…

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Restoration of Plautilla Nelli: TheFirstLast in Florence Tuscany

Plautilla Nelli: #TheFirstLast

March 4, 2017

Female Artist, from the 1500’s… Not ringing any bells? At one time, she was a household name in Florence, a powerhouse of energy and passion, and one of the principle breadwinners for her convent. Still nothing? This is what the Florence-based non-profit “Advancing Women Artists Foundation” (AWA) want you to help them change. The restoration of Plautilla Nelli’s…

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The Changing of the Guards in Florence

February 2, 2017

Flourish and fanfare in the city center translate into a Historic Pageant and the Changing of the Guards on Sunday February 5th.   The stories and legends that surround Calcio Storico also lay the grounds for one of the major events this February in the city center of Florence: the mounting of the guard at Palazzo Vecchio. As you visit…

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