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  • Podere Le Cave - 2016-05-05 - A review of B&B Podere Le Cave with the VisitFlorence team, located just outside of Impruneta and Florence. Book direct your vacation in Tuscany and save.
  • Donatello in Florence - 2016-05-05 - Follow our itinerary in Florence discovering the beauty of the artistic genius Donatello through his artwork and sculptures displayed in various museums and churches in Florence.
  • Agricola Poderino - 2016-05-05 - An on site visit and review by the VisitFlorence team Poderino self catering Tuscan farmhouse just outside of Florence
  • Aperitivo in Florence - 2016-05-04 - Where to go in Florence Italy for an aperitif or happy hour? Here are the tips from the VisitFlorence team.
  • Practical Information - 2016-05-04 - Practical details and information on Florence, from hospitals, pharmacies to emergency numbers and tourism offices.
  • May Events in Florence - 2016-05-03 - Short roundup about the main events taking place in Florence and surroundings throughout the month of May: you'll be difficulty deciding where to go each weekend.
  • Florence for Free - 2016-04-30 - Enjoy the city of Florence doing all of these things which are free, from visiting churches to enjoying spectacular views to enjoying local traditions and culture.
  • Last Supper della Calza - 2016-04-29 - The Convitto della Calza hosts another of the important Last supper fresco cycles in Florence. Explore this work as part of an urban itinerary to discover lesser known Gothic and Renaissance treasures
  • Last Suppers in Florence - 2016-04-29 - An urban and art history itinerary to discover lesser known Gothic and Renaissance treasures in Florence - all completely for free!
  • Eating out in Florence - 2016-04-28 - Restaurant and trattoria suggestions in Florence, Italy.
  • Antiche Dimore Fiorentine - 2016-04-27 - The Antiche Dimore Fiorentine, Johanna, Antica Dimora Johlea and Antica Dimore Firenze are elegant bed and breakfasts in Florence's historical center located close to all main sights in Florence.
  • October Events in Florence - 2016-04-26 - Explore the events, concerts, art shows and activities opening in October in the city center and outskirts of Florence, Italy
  • August in Florence - 2016-04-26 - If you happen to stay in Florence and surroundings during August, you'll have many food festivals, traditional fairs and art expositions from which to choose from to keep your days and evenings busy.
  • Weddings in Florence - 2016-04-26 - Now you can plan your dream wedding in Florence to be outside of Palazzo Vecchio in a garden or museum.
  • La Medicea Residence - 2016-04-15 - Learn more about Residence Palazzo La Medicea in the city center of Florence and why it is your best choice for the next holiday vacation in Tuscany.
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino - 2016-04-12 - Go to a game of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino in Florence in June: there are 2 semi-finals and the final game on June 24 every year!
  • Bardini Museum - 2016-04-11 - Useful information and an itinerary with Luca della Robbia, Greek and Roman artifacts and Donatello inside the Stefano Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy.
  • Santa Croce - 2016-04-06 - Despite the vast size and the swarms of tourists who flock here, the Franciscan church of Santa Croce is a touchingly intimate place, perhaps because of the sense that one somehow knows the people buried here.
  • Pizzerias in Florence - 2016-04-05 - Pizza can be simple, it can be gourmet but it always has to be good. Baked in wodd ovens and with high-quality ingredients, go to the places we recommend for great pizza in Florence
  • Florence Street Food - 2016-04-05 - There's nothing better than eating a panino with lampredotto or trippa to really try out the authentic tastes of the Florentine's traditional cuisine.
  • April Events in Florence - 2016-04-04 - Many events celebrating local traditions and the Tuscan folklore will be taking place in Florence and province in April: take a look at our article to find out what and where and enjoy your visit!
  • Gelato in Florence - 2016-04-04 - Our top 10 list of the best gelato shops in Florence, where you can enjoy delicious, creamy gelato! Tasted, reviewed and complied by our VisitFlorence.com staff!
  • Hard Rock Cafe - 2016-04-01 - The Hard Rock Cafe is set within a beautiful, historical building steps from Piazza della Repubblica. Enjoy the rock n' roll memorabilia, buying a collectors t-shirt, a music concert and a great meal while in Florence at the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Reaching Florence by Bus - 2016-03-30 - General information on coach companies that travel to Florence, Italy from other parts of Italy and Europe.
  • Flying into Florence - 2016-03-30 - Useful details on Florence's Amerigo Vespucci Airport and on getting to downtown Florence from the airport.
  • Parking in Florence - 2016-03-24 - Looking for a parking lot in Florence? Here is a map that shows where the main parking lots are in Florence, both paid and free areas, with details on cost, location and hours.
  • Driving in Florence - 2016-03-24 - Useful information for anyone planning to rent a car to move around Tuscany and then drive into Florence, including tips and information on parking garages.
  • Getting to Florence by Car - 2016-03-24 - Useful information on roads and parking for anyone interested in getting to Florence by car.
  • March Events in Florence - 2016-03-23 - All the main events taking place through March in Florence and province, from food festival to those dedicated to the upcoming Spring.
  • Easter Sunday & Monday in Florence - 2016-03-23 - Planning to visit Florence during Easter? We have several tips on what to see in Florence, information on museums that are open, best itineraries and more.
  • Pitti Palace - 2016-03-21 - The Pitti Palace houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain, silver and period costumes. There are works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others. The beautiful Boboli Gardens are locate behind the palace.
  • Climb the Duomo's Cupola - 2016-03-20 - Climbing to the top of the dome of Florence's cathedral is a physical challenge but definitely worth doing!
  • Exhibits in Florence - 2016-03-18 - List of ongoing exhibits currently in Florence, with details on hours, ticket cost and general description of exhibit.
  • 3 days in Florence - 2016-03-15 - An itinerary for 3 days in Florence.
  • Brancacci Chapel - 2016-03-15 - The Brancacci Chapel marks the start of the Renaissance, with Masaccio's frescoes expressing the power and brilliance that inspired the Florentine painters of the 15th century.
  • Last Supper in San Salvi - 2016-03-14 - The Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in San Salvi is a true masterpiece. Make the trek to the San Salvi neighborhood outside the center to enjoy the extraordinary work, its colors and beauty.
  • Last Supper in Santa Apollonia - 2016-03-14 - The Last Suppers in Florence are a perfect itinerary to visit the city, exploring off-the-beaten path. Visit the Santa Apollonia convent to see Andrea del Castagno's masterpiece.
  • Last Supper of Ognissanti - 2016-03-14 - The Last Supper in the refectory of Ognissanti by Domenico Ghirlandaio is a wonder for its colors and naturalist setting, expanding the room's view into a garden setting for the Last Supper.
  • Events in September - 2016-03-09 - Program your calendar for the gastronomic, cultural, historical and artistic events and things to do in September in & around Florence
  • Top Day Trips from Florence - 2016-03-09 - Discover the best day trips from Florence in Tuscany and how to get there, whether by train, bus or car.
  • A Weekend in Florence - 2016-03-09 - Florence is the ideal destination for a cultural weekend as well as romantic getaway or a short visit your children.
  • Apartments in Florence Surroundings - 2016-03-09 - Real estate agency Pitcher & Flaccomio in Florence offers a wide range of apartments to rent in Florence, Italy both in the historical center and in the beautiful Tuscany countryside.
  • San Lorenzo Church - 2016-03-09 - San Lorenzo, the parish church for the Medici family, and the Cappelle Medicee form a monument to the artistic patronage and dynastic grandeur of the Medici in Florence.
  • Pitcher e Flaccomio - 2016-03-09 - Pitcher & Flaccomio has selected a wide range of apartments to rent in downtown Florence, Italy for short and long term holiday rentals.
  • Villa il Poggiale - Chianti Bed & Breakfast - 2016-03-09 - Florence Villa il Poggiale is an entirely restored renaissance villa near Florence offering hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast treatment, in the heart of Chianti
  • Top 5 Gifts from Florence - 2016-03-01 - Whether small or large, take something back with you to remind you of your time in Florence. Here are 5 ideas of gifts uniquely made in Florence that will mean taking back a piece of Florence with you!
  • Last Supper in Santo Spirito - 2016-03-01 - In the suburb of Santo Spirito in Florence you can admire the beautiful, ancient Cenacolo (or Last Supper) of Santo Spirito. Find more about this hidden gem...
  • Last Supper in Santa Croce - 2016-03-01 - The Last Supper fresco by Taddeo Gaddi in Santa Croce's refectory is one of the oldest in Florence, painted between 1334 and 1366.
  • Top Ten Budget Accommodations - 2016-02-29 - Affordable bed and breakfast, hotels, self catering apartments and rooms in Florence, Italy and the Florence countryside in our top ten budget friendly list.
  • Museum Bookings - 2016-02-29 - Book tickets for the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia and other museums in Florence. Find out which Florence museums are best visited with reservations.
  • Baptistery - 2016-02-26 - The Baptistery of Florence is located in Piazza Duomo, right in front to Florence Cathedral. Visit Florence and admire the Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti and the Baptistery's masterpieces.
  • Florence's Duomo - 2016-02-26 - The famous cathedral dome dominates the skyline of Florence, with its eight white ribs against a background of terracotta tiles. Close up it is so huge as to be quite overwhelming.
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 2016-02-24 - With fortress-like castellations and a 311 foot high bell tower, Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio conveys the message of political power supported by military strength.
  • Firenze Card - 2016-02-23 - Characteristics and advantages of the Firenze Card museum pass - is it worth buying when visiting Florence?
  • Scoppio del Carro - 2016-02-23 - The Explosion of the Cart is a centuries long tradition taking place in Florence, Italy every Easter Sunday for over 350 years.
  • Walking Itineraries in Florence - 2016-02-22 - Plan your day around the main tourist attractions following a specific itinerary. Here we offer 3 self-guided, paced walks to make sightseeing easy and optimize your time.
  • Reaching Florence by Train - 2016-02-22 - General information on getting to Florence by train and on the main train stations in the city center.
  • Interview with a Calciante - 2016-02-19 - An insider's look into what Calcio Storico Fiorentino is and what it means for a team member, how the violence is explained and why it cannot be taken away.
  • Inferno - 2016-02-09 - A visual tour of the places visited in Dan Brown's novel
  • Casa del Garbo - 2016-02-08 - Casa del Garbo offers luxury accommodation in Piazza della Signoria to one side of Palazzo Vecchio in elegant rooms and suites. The b&b in Florence offers an intimate and convenient location in the heart of Florence.
  • Casa dei Tintori - 2016-02-08 - Casa dei Tintori is an elegant, small bed and breakfast in Florence's historical center near Piazza Santa Croce. The Florence b&b offers five spacious, tastefully furnished rooms with all amenities, steps away from all of the sights.
  • Residenza d'Epoca Toscanelli - 2016-02-04 - Residenza d’Epoca Toscanelli directly in front of Palazzo Pitti offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere in the city center of Florence.
  • Il Palagetto - 2016-02-04 - Il Palagetto is a charming bed and breakfast a short walking distance to Florence's historical center in the Oltrarno area. The B&B offers 5 large, cozy bedrooms, a delicious breakfast and great hospitality offered by the owners, Ruggero and Tiziana.
  • Poggio al Sole - 2016-02-04 - Poggio al Sole offers 5 B&B rooms with bathroom 8 kms from the center of Florence & only a short distance from Fiesole. Reserve your agritourism experience direct
  • Le Stanze di Santa Croce - 2016-02-04 - Le Stanze di Santa Croce is an elegant bed and breakfast in Florence historical city center. Located in Santa Croce offers comfortable rooms including a delicious breakfast. It organizes cooking classes in Florence.
  • Porcigliano - 2016-02-04 - The Bed and Breakfast Porcigliano offers a welcoming, relaxing setting for your holiday in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy relaxing in the garden and being just a short drive away from Florence and all of the main sights in Tuscany.
  • Where to Stay in Florence - 2016-02-03 - Where to stay in Florence? Are there areas that are more safe or to stay away from? This and more is covered on our article on the city of Florence and where we recommend you stay at during your visit.
  • Top Ten Romantic Accommodations in Florence - 2016-02-01 - Florence is a favorite romantic destination in Tuscany, Italy. Choose from our top ten romantic vacation rental accommodations for two to ensure you have the perfect romantic time in Italy!
  • Top 10 Luxury Accommodations - 2016-02-01 - Florence, Italy has the best selection of weekend escape accommodations and luxury resorts for you vacation in Tuscany. Browse our top ten list.
  • Following the Medici - 2016-02-01 - An itinerary in Florence's historical center following the history of the Medici family in the 16th century and their influence and control over the city.
  • Following Michelangelo's Footsteps - 2016-02-01 - An interesting itinerary through the museums of Florence discovering Michelangelo and his main artworks.
  • Furini - 2016-02-01 - Francesco Furini is a Florentine painter of the 17th century. He was active in Florence and appreciated by his contemporaries. Many of his artworks are displayed in Florence, including several frescoes at the Pitti Palace.
  • Desiderio - 2016-02-01 - Desiderio da Settignano is one of the greatest sculptors of Renaissance with Donatello. At the Bargello Museum are displayed some of his artworks, as well as in most of the churches of Florence.
  • Vincenzo Danti - 2016-02-01 - Vincenzo Danti, Renaissance artist from Peurugia, worked in Florence for the Medici Family. He was a great sculptor considered to be Michelangelo's greatest student without having ever met him.
  • Pools in Florence - 2016-01-30 - To take a break from the very hot days of Florence during the summer, head to one of the 3 pools of the city and enjoy a refreshing bath!
  • Accademia Gallery - 2016-01-29 - The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. Once inside, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished and powerful Prisoners, along with a few works by Perugino, Giambologna, and Botticelli.
  • Santa Maria Novella - 2016-01-28 - The decorative marble facade of Tuscany's most important Gothic church incorporates billowing sails and ostrich feathers (emblem of the Medici). The church houses immense artistic treasures, donated by wealthy patrons, many with chapels named after them.
  • Top Ten Kid Friendly Accommodations Florence - 2016-01-27 - The best top ten list of kid friendly hotels, apartments and b&b in Florence Italy. Browse our list and then book direct with the owner for the best prices.
  • Pitti Palace: Palatine Gallery - 2016-01-26 - Visit one of the most impressive picture galleries in Florence boasting masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Rubens and many more Renaissance and Baroque era painters.
  • Palazzo Davanzati - 2016-01-26 - The Palazzo Davanzati is a beautiful palace and interesting to explore how a noble family lived in medieval Florence.
  • Chiostro dello Scalzo - 2016-01-26 - A small hidden jewel among all of the others in Florence: a small cloister with frescoes by the great Andrea del Sarto, the
  • Florence with Flair - 2016-01-25 - Get to know Elena Fulceri from Florence with Flair, personalzied guided tours in Florence and surroundings.
  • Wine Tasting in Florence - 2016-01-25 - A great chance to do wine tastings of the top wines in Tuscany while in Florence at the wine shop/restaurant Piazza del Vino.
  • Vasari Corridor - 2016-01-25 - The famous elevated passageway was built by Vasari in 1565 connecting Palazzo Pitti to Palazzo Vecchio: how it is today, a brief history and future plans for the Vasari Corridor in Florence, Italy.
  • Driving in Florence: the ZTL - 2016-01-22 - Understand whether driving in Florence is the right option for you, and if it is, how to avoid fines from entering the ZTL area when you're not supposed to. without being penalized.
  • Renting a Car in Florence - 2016-01-22 - You don't need a car while in Florence, but if you're using it as a base, you could rent a car for a day trip into Chianti or rent when you're ready to move out to the Tuscan countryside.
  • Uffizi Tours - 2016-01-22 - Visit the Uffizi Museum with a professional tour guide, discover the secrets of Botticelli and other masterpieces - and skip the line too!
  • Drinking Fountains - 2016-01-17 - A usufeul map of the drinking fountains in Florence, Italy
  • Bus Pass for Florence - 2016-01-17 - Information on the bus pass needed by coach buses arriving in Florence is hard to come by in English. I've extracted and summarized main details from the official website to make it easier to understand.
  • Marino Marini Museum - Florence - 2016-01-13 - Visit the Marino Marini museum and the Rucellai Sepulchre at the ex-church of San Pancrazio between Santa Maria Novella and Palazzo Strozzi.
  • Piazza della Signoria - 2015-12-31 - Standing in the Piazza della Signoria with the shadow of the forbidding Palazzo Vecchio, it is impossible to escape the sense of Florence’s past political might.
  • Shopping at Barberino Designer Outlet - 2015-12-14 - Our advice to organize a shopping day trip to the Barberino Designer Outlets in Barberino di Mugello, a fashion village where you can find Italian and international fashion brands only half an hour from Florence.
  • Borgo S. Apostoli in Florence - 2015-12-14 - Take a few minutes and to escape the noise, stores and gelato places while in Florence and breath in a bit of the local atmosphere in silence.
  • The Medici Dynasty Show - 2015-12-14 - The theater piece offers a great way to appreciate all that the Medici family did for the arts and our culture, with an impact well beyond Florence that continues today.
  • 3 Towers with a View in Florence - 2015-12-14 - Where to enjoy the best panoramic views of Florence? We suggest three ancient towers that all offer an incredible 360 degree view over the city.
  • Harvest & Wine Events in Florence - 2015-12-14 - Every year in September in Florence and surroundings are organized some recurring events dedicated to the harvest and the making of the new wine...
  • July in Florence - 2015-12-14 - If you are vacationing in Florence in July, there will be many music, art & cultural events for enjoying the magic atmosphere of this marvellous city.
  • June in Florence - 2015-12-14 - If you find yourself in Florence & surroundings in June, you won't be disappointed by the rich calendar of events, from the Calcio Storico to the food festivals
  • Buying Leather in Florence - 2015-12-14 - Navigate the Italian leather jacket market in Florence and find your perfect color, design and price range. Choose between the markets, stores and boutiques
  • Getting to Florence from Milan - 2015-12-14 - Find how to organize your trip from Milan to Florence and viceversa during the Universal Exposition Expo 2015.
  • Alessandro Dari - 2015-12-14 - Visit Alessandro Dari's workshop-museum in the Oltrarno in Florence to appreciate and admire hand-crafted gold jewels and masterpieces.
  • February in Florence - 2015-02-06 - Archaeology & Vintage Festivals open the door to Febrauary's events in Florence, which then pass on to many Carnival celebrations in the area.
  • Ingress in Florence - 2015-02-03 - Join your faction in Florence this February as the #Shonin Florence anomaly arrives on February 21st, 2015. See you there!
  • Piazza Santa Maria Novella - 2015-02-03 - The Santa Maria Novella piazza is central Florence is a beautiful open space recently modernized. The beautiful church of Santa Maria Novella sits tall above the square, hiding its treasures.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo - 2015-02-03 - Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city.
  • Ponte Vecchio - 2015-02-03 - No visit to Florence is complete without at least some time spent dawdling on the Ponte Vecchio, looking at the glittering jeweler’s shops along the bridge or admiring the view.
  • Romantic holiday in Florence - 2015-02-01 - If you are planning a romantic stay in Florence, make note of our suggestions on the most beautiful and romatic places to see, tips on where to eat and more.
  • The San Lorenzo Market - 2015-01-29 - Plunge into the Italian market scene by visiting Florence's most famous outdoor and indoor market at San Lorenzo. Discover local traditions, regional food and take home special souvenirs of your time in Florence.
  • Polimoda - 2015-01-16 - Study at Polimoda, Italy's top fashion marketing and fashion design school in Florence. Explore and expand your creativity while learning the foundation for working in the fashion sector, as a designer or communications manager.
  • Oblate Library - 2015-01-07 - The Oblate Library is located in Florence's city center behind the Duomo. It offers many free services and from its cafe you can admire a breathtaking view of the Duomo's cupola.
  • Cavalcade of Magi - 2015-01-05 - Celebrate the Epiphany in Florence by watching the arrival of the Magi or Wise Men as they arrive in Florence with their cavalcade to celebrate the Christ Child in Piazza del Duomo.
  • Taxis in Florence - 2015-01-02 - Details on how taxis work in Florence and Italy in general. For example, taxis cannot be hailed on the street like in another major cities of the world. You need to either call one or go to specifically marked
  • New Year's Eve in Florence - 2014-12-30 - A collection of the main events planned in Florence to celebrate New Year's Eve, from concerts to theatrical shows to DJ music in the piazzas and more.
  • Medici Villa at Castello - 2014-12-30 - The Villa Medici at Castello, near Florence, is today home of the Crusca Academy but its splendid Italian garden is second only to the Boboli Garden in Florence and can be visited for free.
  • Events in January - 2014-12-28 - A short roundup about the most important events taking place in January in Florence and surroundings: art exhibits, traditional festival and fashion fairs!
  • Holiday Museum Hours - 2014-12-23 - Museums in Florence have special opening times for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, here are all the details on what is open and their opening hours.
  • Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence - 2014-12-15 - A useful guide to the best vegetarian (and vegan) restaurants (and vegan pastry shop) in Florence, Italy.
  • December in Florence - 2014-11-28 - A long selection of events taking place in Florence and province throughout December, including many Christmas markets, food festivals and concerts.
  • Museums for Kids in Florence - 2014-11-27 - Love art and history and want to share that with your children? There are several museums in Florence that offer childrens activities to make a day at the museum fun and educational. Read our favorites in Florence!
  • Carro Matto in Florence - 2014-11-27 - The cart with over 2000 straw-covered wine flasks makes its way through Florence to be donated to the city by the nearby town of Rufina, in Chianti.
  • Christmas in Florence - 2014-11-18 - What to see and do in December and during the Christmas festivities in Florence, Italy.
  • Events in November - 2014-11-04 - A list of the main events in November in Florence and its province. From walking and bike competitions, to art exhibitions and food festivals in Florence and its surroundings.
  • Bargello - 2014-10-29 - Primarily a sculpture museum, you'll be treated to early Michelangelo marbles, Giambologna bronzes and Cellini statues. Continue on to a room full of famous works by Donatello, considered by many the greatest sculptor since antiquity.
  • Climate and weather - 2014-08-07 - An idea of what the weather in Florence is like year round, with average temperatures and general indications of the best months to visit.
  • Where to eat a good bistecca in Florence - 2014-07-25 - Here are our recommendations for some of the trattorie and restaurants in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious bistecca alla Fiorentina.
  • Medici Chapels - 2014-07-14 - Mausoleum of the Medici family, the Medici Chapels are a monument to the family’s artistic patronage and grandeur in Florence.
  • Moving Around Florence by Bus - 2014-07-14 - Practical details on using Florence's public transportation system and buses to visit nearby areas.
  • The Cascine Market - 2014-07-11 - Learn all about Florence's largest open-air market by discovering all it has to offer from clothes to antiques to food, when it is open and the best ways to get there.
  • Restaurants for a special occasion - 2014-07-08 - Looking for a restaurant recommendation for a special evening meal out? Read the recommendations on special places in Florence to enjoy an unforgettable meal.
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum - 2014-07-02 - The Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence offers the chance to discover, study and explore life-size reconstructions of the machines of war, of civil use and of flight designed and studied by Leonardo in his lifetime and collected in his notebooks.
  • Uffizi Gallery - 2014-06-25 - The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums - it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Lots of sculptures too.
  • June 24 - St. John Feast Day - 2014-06-24 - Every June 24th, Florence celebrates St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the city, with many events from morning to night, which ends with a beautiful firework show. Read more...
  • State Museums in Florence - 2014-06-20 - List of state museums in Florence which also organize temproary exhibits, special openings and more.
  • City Museums in Florence - 2014-06-20 - A list of the museums in Florence run by the city, a separate network of museums than the main museums in Florence.
  • Opera del Duomo - 2014-06-20 - There is something very pleasing about the idea of visiting the maintenance section of the huge artistic undertaking that the cathedral complex represents.
  • Main Florence Events - 2014-06-17 - The major annual events in Florence, from January to December.
  • Summer Camps in Tuscany - 2014-06-13 - Visit Tuscany with the family: the kids in summer camp and parents enjoying their days in museums, dining out late and much more!
  • Why stay at a B&B in Florence - 2014-06-05 - All of the reasons why choosing to stay at a B&B in Florence might be right for you!
  • Best Panini in Florence - 2014-05-26 - The best panini shops in Florence: enjoy a delicious, quick lunch or afternoon snack while you sightsee.
  • Gardens in Florence - 2014-04-16 - Enjoy some time outdoors in Florence's magnificent gardens (and parks), some of the best offer a stupendous panoramic view of the city!
  • The Chapel of the Magi - 2013-12-02 - Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi to admire the frescoe cycle of the Cavalcade of the Magi in the palace's small chapel by Benozzo Gozzoli.
  • Tour of Uffizi - 2013-11-28 - If you have limited time to visit the Uffizi, make sure not to miss the most important masterpieces of the museum following our itinerary!
  • 2 Days in Florence - 2013-11-21 - What to see in Florence in just 2 days? These are our suggestions on what you should definitely not miss if you're in Florence for just two days.
  • Boboli Gardens - 2013-10-21 - Visit the beautiful and most famous Italian gardens in the world, the Boboli Gardens.
  • Moving around with a disability - 2013-09-04 - Useful information if you have a physical disability and interested in visiting Florence, Italy.
  • Florence Museums Open on Monday - 2013-06-12 - A very handy list of museums open in Florence on Mondays you can print and use to plan your visit in Florence.
  • Andrea del Sarto - 2013-06-05 - Great Renaissance painter whose work can be admired at the Uffizi, the San Salvi convent where you can see his “Last Supper” masterpice and at the Chiostro dello Scalzo.
  • Orsanmichele - 2013-05-21 - Orsanmichele reflects the strong presence and importance of the guilds in Florence: it is their emblems and patron saints that adorn the exterior of the building.
  • Florence Summer Courses - 2013-05-10 - Are you planning to spend summer in Florence studying fashion and marketing? These are some of the summer courses offered in Florence!
  • Gold in Florence - 2013-01-21 - Luca Benfaremo designs and creates precious gold jewelry in his workshop Florence near Ponte Vecchio. Designs inspired by old traditions with innovative elements are sure to please most.
  • Medici Villa Petraia - 2013-01-09 - Not many reach this corner of the outskirts of Florence so this is quite a gem to visit: the Medici Villa of La Petraia is well preserved and with its beautiful Italian garden takes you back in time.
  • Rificolona - 2013-01-08 - The Rificolona in Florence, or Paper Lantern Festival, takes place in Piazza SS. Annunziata on September 7 every year.
  • San Marco Museum - 2012-12-14 - The convent of San Marco is dominated by the lovely paintings of Fra Angelico. There is an aura of monastic calm within the building, conducive to appreciating the religious themes depicted.
  • Take great pictures in Florence - 2012-11-12 - Looking for best spots to take great pictures in Florence? Read our tips!
  • Best Aperitivo in Florence - 2012-08-29 - A short list of best places to head to for before dinner drinks or drinks and dinner with friends in Florence's historical center.
  • Planetarium in Florence - 2012-07-24 - Lovers of the stars and our solar system cannot miss the chance to see the interesting planetarium of Florence and participate in one of the guided visits offered by expert astronomers.
  • Florence Brief History - 2012-07-18 - A brief overview of Florence's history, presented as a timeline of the major events which have shaped the course of the city's history and its present.
  • Santa Trinita - 2012-07-13 - The Church of St. Trinity was founded by Benedictine monks in the 11th century. Inside there are several frescoed chapels and many artworks by Tuscan artists such as Bicci di Lorenzo, Rossellino, Luca della Robbia and Ghirlandaio.
  • Events Calendar - 2012-05-25 -
  • San Miniato - 2012-04-27 - San Miniato al Monte in Florence, overlooks all of Florence offering a magnificent panorama.
  • Cézanne in Florence - 2011-03-18 -
  • 4 Leoni - 2011-01-12 - For a good meal in Florence, head to the Trattoria i Quattro Leoni in the Oltrarno. Read our review about this restaurant in Florence.
  • Shopping in Florence - 2010-10-07 - Where can you shop in Florence? Here are our suggestions for shopping in Florence, from leather to luxury items to more.
  • Raphael - 2010-06-07 - Raphael is a great Renaissance artist who lived and worked in Florence. Visit Raphael's masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence!
  • Stanford in Florence - 2010-05-04 - Coming to Florence for the Stanford in Florence 50th Anniversary Reunion and still looking for accommodation? Here are a few suggestions to be close to all the planned events.
  • San Marco Church - 2010-03-31 - Founded by the Silvestrine monks in the 13th century, San Marco became the home of the Dominican monks of Fiesole in 1437 following Cosimo il Vecchio's wishes.
  • Piazza della Repubblica - 2010-02-18 - The square and Column of Abundance mark the center of the city of Florence since Roman times. Today, with its many cafes and street artists, it is an important piazza for downtown strollers.
  • il Pizzaiuolo - 2009-06-29 - The Pizzaiuolo is an excellent pizza parlor specialized in making Naples-style pizza. Located steps from the Sant'Ambrogio market on Via dei Macci, it is right across the street from the well-known Cibreo in the Santa Croce neighborhood.
  • Biking in Florence - 2008-11-14 - General information for moving around Florence with a bike, motorbike or scooter.

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