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Florence, Italy: cradle of the Renaissance

Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy.

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Semifinal Calcio game between Azzurri and Bianchi suspended

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...

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Events in June: Fireworks over Florence

This is likely one of the best months to find yourself in Florence, since June stands for Calcio Fiorentino and celebrations for St. John the Baptist, the city's patron saint. Many nearby towns also offer a rich calendar of events and traditional festivals, so where you end up is up to you!

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Views of Florence from Above

With a glass of wine or cocktail in hand, enjoy the sunset with a view: try these terraces, library cafes and fortress to enjoy a magical evening in Florence!

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Accommodation in Florence

When it comes to finding where to stay in Florence, you'll have lots of choices - from luxury hotels to family-run bed and breakfasts to self-catering apartments and independent villa rentals. What is best for your holidays? Take a look at our recommendations & reviews for an idea!

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The Calcio Storico Fiorentino in Florence

June in Florence means Calcio Storico Fiorentino! If you're here in June, enjoy the special experience of seeing this centuries old game still being played in Florence - soccer, rugby and wrestling all in one!

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6 Ways to use the Arno River this Summer

It runs right down the middle of Florence and makes up part of the iconic Florentine landscape - creating evocative photos with the colors of the sunset. But is it only for show, or can you include an adventure on the Arno as part of your Tuscan itinerary? Read here a few ideas.

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Bed and Breakfasts in Florence

If you want to come and experience life as a Florentine (at least in part), the best way is to stay at a B&B where the owner will welcome you into their home. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while chatting about your plans for the day, getting tips on their favorite places to eat at and any information you might need about museum hours or more. Enjoy a great stay marked by the warm hospitality of "locals" who love sharing their own love for Florence with their guests!

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Book Museum Tickets in Florence

Florence attracts millions of visitors every year, and you'll often have to stand in line for hours before entering the Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia. Don't waste time: book your tickets in advance!

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Summer Outdoor Spaces For An Evening Like a Local

With the arrival of summer in Florence open several outdoor spaces, ideal for spending an evening together eating something tasty, maybe even listening to some good music, taking part in readings, screenings and other events. Waiting for some "fresh" breeze.

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June 24 - The Feast of St. John the Baptist

A spectacular event for the Patron Saint of Florence.  On June 24th, Florence celebrates St. John the Baptist, with a full day of events from morning to night: parades, sports, music and fireworks along the Arno river.  Read here to program your itinerary to include the Florentine tradition.

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