Author: Cristina Romeo

Born in Florence at the end of the fabulous '70s, Cristina has always lived in the famous "cradle of the Renaissance". She's in love with her homeland, but also enjoys traveling and discovering new places. Cristina is mum to a lovely little girl, to whom she hopes to pass on all the passion and love of our precious, wonderful Tuscany.

An Autumn of Art: New & Closing Soon Exhibitions in Florence

October 3, 2019

Fall has arrived in Florence, bringing with the wind news in the art world: there are several interesting new exhibitions opening up enriching the collections of Florence’s museums during these last few months of the year. If you’re in Florence soon, you still have the chance to also enjoy 2 important contemporary art exhibitions that…

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Free Civic Museums for 18 to 25 year old every Monday

February 13, 2019

The year 2019 started off with a great cultural initiative dedicated to today’s youth: every Monday the Florentine Civic Museums will offer free entrance for all European kids up to 25 years old. Florence is beckoning to the young, inviting them to enjoy the artistic beauty of the city at “costo zero”, at least for…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2018 by VisitFlorence

January 14, 2019

Another year spent together! We want to thank you and celebrate with you, dear readers of VisitFlorence, a 2018 full of satisfactions with 10 of the most beautiful shots published on our Instagram profile Visit_Florence. Thank you for always following us also on our social channels – on Instagram we have exceeded 90,000 followers (WOW!)…

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No more eating street food in the streets

October 1, 2018

Were you craving one of those delicious panini and schiacciata found along the via de’Neri? Word to the wise, remember to eat while walking because it is now against the law to sit and eat along the roadside or in certain public areas. As of September 4th a new law is on the books by…

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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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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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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2017 by VisitFlorence

January 3, 2018

2017 was another fabulous year of beautiful photographs of Florence thanks to everyone who shared their gorgeous shots with us by using our official hashtag #visitflorence on Instagram. We want to thank you – and invite you – to continue to follow us and share your photos with this “best of the year”. We cannot…

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Visit the Story of Florence: Its Guard towers, City walls & Gateways

July 4, 2017

The summer season offers Florentines and tourists alike the opportunity to discover the “hidden” parts of the city, by opening the doors to some historic places that traditionally only available during the summer months. We are talking about the towers, the gateways to the city and the city walls, all of which have been restored…

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YTALIA: Contemporary Italian Artist on Show at Forte Belvedere

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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LIVE: The Restoration of Fontana del Nettuno in Piazza della Signoria

May 2, 2017

Last February, the restoration on the Fontana del Nettuno or Neptune’s Fountain located in Piazza della Signoria finally began. The large fountain, noted both for its majestic architecture and for its position, is an interesting site to behold for tourists. We can only imagine, the disappointment one feels when they see the metallic cage that…

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