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Masks required outdoors during Christmas shopping

December 6, 2021

On Saturday, December 4, a new ordinance came into force that makes it obligatory to wear a mask outdoors in some areas of the city, during this Christmas period From Saturday, December 4, between 10am and 10pm, you should know that if you’re in some streets outdoors you need to wear a mask! These are…

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Thanksgiving in Florence 2021

November 22, 2021

If you can’t or don’t want to cook this upcoming Thanksgiving, don’t worry! Lots of locals as well as current visitors look for something special to do this coming up Thanksgiving by eating out, especially to spend time together and be grateful for all the people we love and have in our lives. We’ve done…

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Halloween 2021 in Florence

October 26, 2021

This Sunday is Halloween! While the tradition has slowly picked up over the past few years here in Florence, it isn’t widely celebrated in any shape or form as Americans are used to celebrating. No one goes to homes and knocks for candies, the closest thing is that some shops on the most popular shopping…

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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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Events

Thanksgiving at the Hard Rock Cafe

November 13, 2021

This year if you’re looking for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Florence, I suggest you head to the Hard Rock Cafe in Piazza della Repubblica. Their menu includes slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh vegetables, classic stuffing, creamy sweet potato mash, cranberry sauce and gravy. End your meal with a delicious slice of classic pumpkin pie…

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Halloween 2021 in Florence

October 26, 2021

This Sunday is Halloween! While the tradition has slowly picked up over the past few years here in Florence, it isn’t widely celebrated in any shape or form as Americans are used to celebrating. No one goes to homes and knocks for candies, the closest thing is that some shops on the most popular shopping…

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October is Pinktober®

October 11, 2021

October is breast cancer awareness month. Early detection with screenings is important as well as supporting research to continue the fight against this disease that impacts 1 out of every 8 women. Hard Rock International participates in this month’s PINKTOBER┬« awareness campaign supporting breast cancer research with a month-long special menu and limited edition merchandising…

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Are you ready to Freddie?

August 29, 2021

From September 5-12, the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence dedicates a week to celebrating legendary Freddie Mercury If you’re a Freddie Mercury fan just like us, then take note: Freddie’s 75th birthday is coming up! It is the perfect occasion to join in the party on September 5 to enjoy a Killer Queen concert, Italy’s…

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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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