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Villa Costanza, a new parking lot to visit Florence

August 16, 2017

Since mid-June, visitors to Florence have an extra option when arriving by car to NOT enter the city and park and ride the tramway into town. Just outside the town of Scandicci, a large parking lot was open with spots for cars and buses called Villa Costanza and is found off the A1 motorway. Anyone…

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A Ferragosto at the museums

August 11, 2017

If you’re in Florence for the long holiday weekend this mid-August, take advantage to immerse yourself with art at Florence’s top museums! In fact, the national holiday falls on Tuesday, making this the perfect opportunity for many to take a long weekend and for museums such as the Uffizi and Accademia to hold special openings…

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Bike sharing has arrived in Florence!

August 4, 2017

Bike sharing with “free flow” bikes has arrived thanks to Mobike: the first 500 bikes to be used with an App are on the streets Both city residents and visitors alike now have an extra choice in how to move around the center from the start of this month. Florence has become the first Italian…

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Cenacolo di Fuligno

August 2, 2017

A gem to behold! Many are unaware of the role Florence played in developing the theme of the Last Supper in paintings (cenacolo in Italian)  – and even fewer are aware of where to find these masterpieces that decorate the churches and convents within the city. After more than a year closed off from the public,…

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Events

The Terzo Giardino in Florence Tuscany

Terzo Giardino in the Florence City Center

July 31, 2017

An Intriguing Green Space Along the Arno River From a distance, or even when you are standing in the middle of it, this space along the embankment of the Arno River  appears to be a messy, unkept, swatch of land. And to a certain extent you are almost right…but as they say what is one…

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YTALIA: Contemporary Italian Artist on Show at Forte Belvedere

July 4, 2017

Contemporary Italian art is the protagonist in Florence at the YTALIA Energia Pensiero Bellezza. Tutto è connesso – an exhibition spread throughout the city in specific symbolic locations: Forte Belvedere, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens. Florence has long been considered a type of open air museum, where the antique and modern aspects have a…

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Summer Museums at Night

Summer Nights in Florence

June 21, 2017

Too hot to enjoy the city during the day? Then you should try spending your summer nights in Florence visiting the museums. Here are some Florence nightlife activities that will appeal to those looking to enrich their mind and appreciate the culturally rich atmosphere of this amazing city. Musart Festival (17 – 23 July) Where:…

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Restoration of Plautilla Nelli: TheFirstLast in Florence Tuscany

Plautilla Nelli: #TheFirstLast

March 4, 2017

Female Artist, from the 1500’s… Not ringing any bells? At one time, she was a household name in Florence, a powerhouse of energy and passion, and one of the principle breadwinners for her convent. Still nothing? This is what the Florence-based non-profit “Advancing Women Artists Foundation” (AWA) want you to help them change. The restoration of Plautilla Nelli’s…

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