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Easter 2019 in Florence

April 19, 2019

Wondering what to do this weekend in Florence? The weather forecast is fairly decent, with sun as well as a few showers. Perfect for spending time indoors at a museum and outdoors at a garden or simply strolling around exploring the city. Let’s not forget the big event, whether there is rain or sun: the…

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Free Museum Days at Florence’s Top Museums in 2019

March 29, 2019

At the end of February, the Ministry of Culture decided to change the policy that regards free museum days at State Museums across all of Italy, and in Florence, this includes the Uffizi Museums and the Accademia Gallery. Up until now, the first Sunday of every month was a free museum day for everyone, no…

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Verrocchio is back in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi

March 6, 2019

Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo’s Master, at Palazzo Strozzi Where: Palazzo Strozzi When: March 9-July 14, 2019, open everyday 10am-8pm, Thursdays until 11pm. Admission: €13 full, €10 reduced, €24 family ticket, €9 for Bargello ticket holders (or discount to visit the Bargello if you visit Palazzo Strozzi first) Post updated 2019-03-08 to add photos from the…

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Antony Gormley at the Uffizi Gallery

March 1, 2019

Antony Gormley – “Essere” –  at the Uffizi Gallery Where: Uffizi Gallery, ground floor in Aula Magliabechiana and 3 locations across the top floor of the museum. When: February 26 – May 26, 2019, open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:15am to 6:50pm, closed Mondays. Admission: €20 full price, €2 reduced for EU citiznes aged 18-25,…

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Events

Meet the Palatine Electress and Visit Civic Museums Free

February 15, 2019

Relive the historical character of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici on Sunday February 17 at Palazzo Pitti and Monday February 18 in Palazzo Vecchio On the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa (1677-1743), the last of the Grand-Ducal branch of the Medici, the City of Florence in collaboration with the Associazione MUS.E and…

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This Halloween, Who you Gonna Call?

October 29, 2018

Ready for a fun and scary Halloween eve? Then how about going to a “Ghostbusters” party? That’s the theme for this year’s Hard Rock Cafe Halloween Party, guaranteed to be lots of fun! Starting at 7.30pm, you can step into a ghost-infested Cafe and become a GhostBuster, with Squadra 17, a local ghost-busting team with…

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Be Freddie for a Day this coming Sept 5

August 31, 2018

Celebrate Freddie Mercury, one of rock music’s myths and favorite for both young and old, by heading to the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence on his birthday, September 5th. Throughout the day, the Cafe will welcome guests, inviting you to dress up as Freddie, providing the legendary mustache to finish your look. A special surprise…

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Fun Family Events this September near Florence

August 28, 2018

Looking for something fun to do with the family this September? I’ve collected a list of 6 events to mark on your calendars to mix in to your visit to Florence to ensure you do something a bit different and fun than just visiting museums and other attractions. Listed in calendar order to make it…

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Experiences

Antony Gormley at the Uffizi Gallery

March 1, 2019

Antony Gormley – “Essere” –  at the Uffizi Gallery Where: Uffizi Gallery, ground floor in Aula Magliabechiana and 3 locations across the top floor of the museum. When: February 26 – May 26, 2019, open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:15am to 6:50pm, closed Mondays. Admission: €20 full price, €2 reduced for EU citiznes aged 18-25,…

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Tasty Berberè Pizza opens in Santa Croce

February 22, 2019

Berberè pizza is one of our favorites in Florence, and when you’re invited to try out their pizza at their recently opened second location in Florence, can we really say no? We’d be crazy, right!? We love hearing directly from the owners/creators of a project so when the chance came up to also meet one…

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Our Top Articles for 2018

December 30, 2018

Can you believe how fast 2018 passed? As we reach the end, we enjoy looking back at the ending year and checking out which were the most popular articles/posts of the year, finding which ones were useful, got lots of comments but also checking out where we saw there were holes to fill in terms…

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Tapsy Tours for Families in Florence

October 30, 2018

Today, I spent a wonderful morning with my 6 year old trying out the Tapsy Tour dedicated to families with kids in the center of Florence. Tapsy has successful fun tours in Rome, London, Pompeii and others especially dedicated for families with kids and recently started their tours in Florence open to families. We were…

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