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Romance in Florence: February 2017

9 Romantic Suggestions in Florence this February

January 30, 2017

February is the Month for Romance… And in a city where romance is practically taken for granted, sometimes you might need a little help or some pointers on how to make the most of the elements that are always present and some events which are new this year. If you are going to be spending…

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Saving Italy’s Cultural Heritage

December 26, 2016

Celebrate the holidays and new year at the Uffizi with a visit to a unique exhibit in the brand new temporary exhibition spaces open just this last Monday. Have you ever considered how art has been used to celebrate power? Or as an object of conquest? From Napoleon to Hitler and right up to the…

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Florence

December 23, 2016

This is a short preview into the main concerts being hosted in the city of Florence this December 31st as the city awaits 2017. — main concert – (Italian pop star) – starting at 9.45pm (cover bands) Marco Mengoni @ Piazzale Michelangelo (after midnight) — classical concert – Symphonic Orchestra from Sichuan – starting at…

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Ai Weiwei at Palazzo Strozzi

November 1, 2016

Ai Weiwei: Libero (Free) Palazzo Strozzi, September 23, 2016 – January 22, 2017 This is Italy’s first major retrospective exhibit dedicated to one of the world’s most celebrated and influential contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei. Showcasing both old and new works, the exhibit includes monumental installations (just head to the outside of Palazzo Strozzi to see…

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Remembering the Flood of 1966

October 27, 2016

The entire region of Tuscany is celebrating the 50th anniversary this year of the last terrible flood that hit Florence on the night between November 3 and 4, 1966 and devastated the city, from centuries-old homes and palazzi to masterpieces of artwork. Special exhibitions to commemorate the anniversary as well as conferences, processions, tours and…

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A burger for Amatrice… and a new Veggie Menu at the Hard Rock Cafe

October 24, 2016

While the Hard Rock Cafe is not your traditional trattoria or restaurant in Florence, we often end up recommending it to lots of travelers who are seeking a pace of change from pasta or pizza during their trips in Italy. While their specialties are American style dishes, and in particular, burgers, it is interesting to…

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Explore the Bargello and Medici Chapels

October 13, 2016

This October, you can continue to enjoy the special guided visits offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bargello and Medici Chapels. The itineraries focus on unusual aspects or lesser-known works within the two museum’s collections. These visits are perfect not just for adults, but for families with kids as well.

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Ardengo Soffici at the Uffizi Gallery

October 10, 2016

Discoveries and Massacres: Ardengo Soffici and the Avant-Gardes in Florences Uffizi Gallery, September 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017 Most people will never have heard of Ardengo Soffici unless you’re in the art world in one way or another. Soffici was a Tuscan painter and intellectual from the early 20th century. He was an art…

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Florence is ready for the world premiere of the “Inferno” movie

October 5, 2016

Fans of Professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of the hit saga conceived by Dan Brown, certainly know that Florence is the stage for his latest book turned film: Inferno. The very same film which is about to make its world premiere here in Florence! Florence is the gracious host during the worldwide launch of the…

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Black David laying in Piazza Repubblica

A Michelangelo Week: July 14-21

July 13, 2016

“A Michelangeleque Week” is starting tomorrow, July 14 through July 21, which coincides with the anniversary of his funeral in San Lorenzo on the 14th of July 1564. The Settimana Michelangiolesca is an annual, multidisciplinary cultural festival, now in its 3rd edition, that is centered around the life and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. Painter, sculptor,…

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