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European Night at the Museum returns this Saturday

July 1, 2021

This Saturday, July 3, several museums in Florence are open for the European Night at the Museum 2021, with extended evening hours and an entrance fee of 1 euro. Normally this event, begun to promote the artistic heritage of the Old Continent, takes place in May, but this edition was moved to the height of…

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Italy reopens across its regions

April 30, 2021

Exciting news! Most of Italy’s regions “reopened” just 3 days ago, easing the restrictive measures that have characterized the past winter and spring months. Signs of falling infection numbers and the vaccine effort accelerating (over a quarter of all Italians have received their first dose, and nearly 5 million are now fully vaccinated) have led…

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Museums reopen in Florence

January 19, 2021

Finally, some happy news from the cultural front in Florence! I am so excited to report that between yesterday and today lots of Florence’s museums are now open (and others opening later this week). This is because we are currently a “yellow” zone – and museums will remain open dependent on whether we remain in…

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Welcoming in 2021

December 31, 2020

Here in Florence, the last day of the year is full of expectation of the new year, we bundle up into jackets and head out to one of the main squares to hear some lovely music (music genres vary across the piazzas, so you can head to Piazza della Signoria for classical, to Santissima Annunziata…

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Events

Dante 700: Portraits of Dante and his places

October 30, 2020

A photographic exhibition by Massimo Sestini Santa Maria Novella, from October 29, 2020 to January 6, 2021 Update 2020-11-06: the exhibit is closed from November 6th, as are all museums and exhibitions nationwide. Don’t worry, you can still see the virtual tour of the exhibit (while it was in Rome) on Musefirenze’s website. In what…

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Celebrating Freddie this weekend

September 4, 2020

Every year, as lifelong Queen fans, we love the special event the Hard Rock Cafe promotes to celebrate Freddie Mercury’s birthday. This year, given the current situation across the world, the celebrations have been changed and prolonged…. from a day to the entire weekend! From today until Sunday, September 6th, the Hard Rock has a…

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Hard Rock Festival 2020

August 29, 2020

Who says summer 2020 is canceled?! While many summer events here in Tuscany and Florence have been cancelled these months, there are also many that have gone on ahead with safety precautions in place…. or being completely re-imagined to adapt to the current bizarre world we are living in. Summer is music and thus we’d…

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A Happy belated birthday celebrating @HardRockCafeFlorence

July 26, 2020

Happy belated birthday wishes! We are always on the lookout for positive initiatives after these strange months since the start of the pandemic and are happy to share ways in which to get back to living and celebrating life. Our blog will focus on these sort of events that will remind us to enjoy the…

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Experiences

Living in Florence with the Lockdown – Day 2

March 11, 2020

On the evening of Tuesday, March 9, the Italian central government decided to extend restrictions on the movement of people across the entire country to limit the spread of coronavirus, effective as of March 10. The special quarantine measures affect the entire nation of over 60 million people. We have been told to stay at…

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Coronavirus in Florence and Tuscany

March 4, 2020

We have created a post to answer some of the most pressing questions regarding traveling to or planning to visit Florence & Tuscany, please read it here: https://www.discovertuscany.com/blog/coronavirus-in-florence-tuscany-update-5014/ Yesterday, we shared on Facebook a screenshot of a letter Florence city mayor Dario Nardella sent to the US universities with study abroad programs in Florence. It…

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4 Christmas Holiday Tours in Florence

December 5, 2019

What better time than Christmas to enjoy the beauty of Florence? The city, dressed up for a party, is even more fascinating, and walking in the streets lit up with traditional Christmas decorations and lights provides undoubtedly a unique experience for anyone visiting at this time of the year. Those who will find themselves in…

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Breakfast with Santa

December 3, 2019

Calling all families with small kids who want to see Santa! Christmas is almost here and once again the Hard Rock Cafe is hosting a breakfast brunch for the holidays with Santa Clause! Santa will be present at the Piazza della Repubblica’s Hard Rock Cafe at “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday, December 14 starting at…

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