Author: Lourdes Flores

I'm from California but have called Florence my home for over a decade. I love to explore Italy; it is a lot of fun to try to see everything like I'm seeing it for the first time, keeping you, our readers, always in mind. I enjoy sharing what I know and helping others as they make their travel plans for Tuscany through our Forum. If you have itinerary-related questions, please post them there and I'll answer!

Michelangelo’s Secret Room Will Finally Open to Visitors

November 2, 2023

Starting November 15, 2023, small groups of 4 people with required advance bookings Almost 50 years after its discovery in 1975, the small area called Michelangelo’s Secret Room will open to the public. The small area within the Medici Chapel museum complex with entrance from the New Sacristy, will open during an experimental time period…

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Calcio Storico tickets will be sold June 19

June 14, 2023

Tickets for the final match of Calcio Storico Fiorentino Azzurri vs Rossi which will be played on June 24th, on the feast day for the patron saint of the city, St. John the Baptist, have just been announced. Starting at 10am on June 19th, you can buy tickets IN PERSON ONLY but you have to…

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Special New Year’s Party at the Hard Rock Cafe

December 28, 2022

Have you decided where to spend the last day of this 2022? If you haven’t, consider joining the party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence! This year, the party returns with a special dinner menu and live music by the Susy Q band and the DJ set by Carletto. Starting at 8.30pm, join others…

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Christmas with the family at Hard Rock

December 2, 2022

As has become an annual holiday tradition, the Hard Rock Cafe is hosting it’s Christmas Family afternoon on Sunday, December 11! From 4-6pm, the restaurant will welcome kids of all ages and their parents with a show by the Pupi di Stac group which specializes in children’s storytelling shows, often with puppets. A special afternoon…

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Halloween at the Hard Rock Cafe

October 30, 2022

Halloween celebrations begin today at the Hard Rock Cafe Today from 4 to 6pm, take the family to enjoy a sweet and savory snack in preparation of the scariest night of the year! Lots of fun with the magic show and face painting to transform and celebrate with all! Book online or by calling…

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Freddie for a Day and a Week, from September 1-7, 2022

August 31, 2022

Once again, the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence is celebrating the birthday of legendary rock figure Freddie Mercury for an entire week, with a special concert on September 5th by Killer Queen, the official Italian Queen tribute band group. The whole week will include special video projections of Queen’s music videos to pay homage to…

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Towers, doors and fortresses reopen for summer 2022 visits

June 22, 2022

This June 24th, day that Florence celebrates its patron saint, the Tower of San Niccolò reopens to visits (everyday until September 30th). Then it will be the turn of Forte Belvedere, the Tower della Zecca, Porta Romana, the Bastione di San Giorgio and Fortezza da Basso. Towers, doors and fortresses: from June 24th, on occasion of…

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Firenze Rocks is back!

June 16, 2022

Music is once at the center of this Florentine Summer! After 2 years of canceled events due to the pandemic, the musical festival “Firenze Rocks” is back this summer. As one of the top concerts in Europe organized by Live Nation in collaboration with Le Nozze di Figaro, the festival returns in grand style with…

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Celebrate Founder’s Day at the Hard Rock Cafe

June 7, 2022

June is a busy and special month for the Hard Rock Cafe. On Tuesday June 14, the Hard Rock Cafe celebrates it’s Founder’s Day! The year long celebrations of the worldwide Cafe’s 50 years end, while the Florence Cafe celebrates its 11th year. Why not join in on the celebrations? The Hard Rock Cafe Florence…

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