Events

Special Openings and Exhibits to Enjoy this August

August 7, 2018

In town this August and looking at what is going on with special summer events or longer/special opening hours at museums and whatnot? Here is a quick a collection of what to take advantage this August (and September) that is not generally offered the rest of the year: Visit Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery in…

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Special summer opening of the towers, gates and Florentine fortresses

July 4, 2018

Until a few years ago, anyone staying for the summer or any part of it in Florence was practically doomed to suffer the heat and – above all – some boredom. There was a lack of ideas for activities and entertainment in the city. Fortunately, something has changed over the last few years! At least…

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Dragon Boat: The Florence 2018 Festival

Dragon Boats are Invading the Arno River

July 2, 2018

Ready. Set. and Pink Paddles Up! A hearty welcome is extended to the 129 Dragon Boat teams from 17 different countries who are descending upon the city from July 6 – 7 & 8 for the Florence 2018 Festival.  For the first time since its inauguration festival in 2005, this international non-competitive event powered by breast cancer survivors teams…

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Fortezza di Belvedere & Eliseo Mattiacci

GONG: Eliseo Mattiacci at Fortress di Belvedere

The gates of the Fortress di Belvedere opened on June 2, for the 5th year in a row, with yet another astonishing contemporary art exhibition. This year featuring the sculptures and drawings by Eliseo Mattiacci. Set both inside the bold and newly restored interiors of the villa as well as outside in the well-maintained gardens, guests…

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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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Music All Summer Long in Florence

June 6, 2018

Music will be a constant companion in Florence, all summer long in 2018! Both locals and tourists visiting the city can take advantage of the rich calendar of musical events which includes something for everyone, moving from rock n’ roll to classical. FIRENZE ROCKS – from June 14 to 24 The stage at Visarno Arena…

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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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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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