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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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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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European Night at the Museums on May 19th

May 18, 2018

This Saturday evening is 14th edition of European Night at the Museum across Italy and Europe! If you’re in Florence this Saturday evening, take advantage of the special 1 euro entrance fee to Florence’s most popular museums. This includes the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello and Medici Chapels, among others, which will have…

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New hours for the Bargello and Medici Chapels

April 17, 2018

Bargello and Medici Chapels open until 5pm Starting April 1st, these two museums have extended their opening hours. The National Museum of the Bargello and the Medici Chapels, two of the lesser known but most appreciated museums in Florence, are now open until 5pm (they previously were closing at 2pm). These extended hours will be…

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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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