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!

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 https://bit.ly/3MPlhcC 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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Free Museums this Sunday, June 5

June 3, 2022

On the first Sunday of the month, State Museums in Florence are free for everyone, and that means this Sunday, June 5, 2022 you can visit lots of museums for FREE! In addition, other museums open their doors at no cost to residents of the Florentine metropolitan city. We have the “Sunday at the Museum”…

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Live Music at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence

April 19, 2022

After so many months of no live or in person events being held here in Florence, it gives us great pleasure to start sharing those that are being planned as we make our return to a life as close as possible to pre-Covid times. In particular, today we’re looking at the live music events planned…

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Opera del Duomo Sites Have NEW Passes

April 1, 2022

Before the pandemic, there was a single “pass” to visit all of the monuments around Florence’s cathedral, where the “Opera del Duomo” entity manages all of them. Reduced hours and closures during the pandemic meant single site tickets, but starting a few weeks ago, the Opera del Duomo finally reopened all of the sites with…

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The Sunday Metropolitana returns March 6th

March 4, 2022

This Sunday, March 6th, 2022 Florence’s “Sunday Metropolitana” returns, a day in which the citizens of Florence and the area around part of the “metropolitan” administrative district, can take advantage of FREE ENTRANCE to the city’s civic museums, including activities such as guided tours and workshops planned for that day. What can you visit as…

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