Author: Lourdes Flores

I'm from California but have called Florence my home for over a decade. I love to explore Italy; it is a lot of fun to try to see everything like I'm seeing it for the first time, keeping you, our readers, always in mind. I enjoy sharing what I know and helping others as they make their travel plans for Tuscany through our Forum. If you have itinerary-related questions, please post them there and I'll answer!

Old Glories Calcio Match on June 15th

June 13, 2018

Within the program of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino’s Tournament of St. John 2018, the city of Florence has decided to organize a few extra events on June 15th and 16th. On the 15th is a benefit match of the “Old Glories” of Calcio Storico in collaboration with the Fondazione ANT 1978 and the association 50…

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European Night at the Museums on May 19th

May 18, 2018

This Saturday evening is 14th edition of European Night at the Museum across Italy and Europe! If you’re in Florence this Saturday evening, take advantage of the special 1 euro entrance fee to Florence’s most popular museums. This includes the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello and Medici Chapels, among others, which will have…

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Marbled Paper Workshops with Francesca

May 8, 2018

Learn how to marble paper Florentine style First off, this is a fun activity! You won’t regret letting your inner child come out to do something creative, even if you think you can’t draw or paint or anything similarly related. What am I suggesting you try? An art workshop learning how to create marbled paper!…

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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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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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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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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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Big Game 2018: Don’t miss the NFL Final at Hard Rock Cafe!

January 27, 2018

The Big Game is coming on Sunday, February 4! Do you know where you’re watching it? Whether you’re on vacation or are local resident, if you don’t want to miss the biggest annual event of American football on a maxi-screen, then head over to the Hard Rock Cafe just off Piazza della Repubblica to see…

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