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A Ferragosto at the museums

August 11, 2017

If you’re in Florence for the long holiday weekend this mid-August, take advantage to immerse yourself with art at Florence’s top museums! In fact, the national holiday falls on Tuesday, making this the perfect opportunity for many to take a long weekend and for museums such as the Uffizi and Accademia to hold special openings…

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Mobike Bike Sharing in Florence

August 4, 2017

Bike sharing with “free flow” bikes has arrived thanks to Mobike: the first 500 bikes to be used with the use of App are on the streets (updated Sept. 20th with our review at the end) Both city residents and visitors alike now have an extra choice in how to move around the center from…

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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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The Prince’s Passage Opens to the Public

July 21, 2017

Be a Prince (or Princess) in Florence for a day The famous “Path of the Princes,” part of Florence’s most exclusive passage, the Vasari Corridor, has finally opened to the public this week. Thanks to the diligent efforts of Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and Eike Schmidt, director…

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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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Visit the Story of Florence: Its Guard towers, City walls & Gateways

July 4, 2017

The summer season offers Florentines and tourists alike the opportunity to discover the “hidden” parts of the city, by opening the doors to some historic places that traditionally only available during the summer months. We are talking about the towers, the gateways to the city and the city walls, all of which have been restored…

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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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Semifinal Calcio game between Azzurri and Bianchi suspended

June 12, 2017

Yesterday was not the best day for Calcio Storico Fiorentino. The second semifinal match between the Azzurri (Blues) of Santa Croce and Bianchi (Whites) of Santo Spirito stopped after only 20 minutes of play. The game was interrupted by the judges for some fouls and after this things continued to go downhill. Three players from…

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Do not picnic on Florence’s church steps – or get wet

June 2, 2017

Sit down and get wet! The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has set out to discourage tourists from sitting and picnicking on church steps by hosing down said steps at lunchtime. If they are wet, the idea goes, people will not sit down. This is the solution adopted to restore “decorum” to the main piazzas…

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