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!

New Year’s Eve at the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence

December 19, 2019

Starting at 7:30 pm, celebrate New Year’s Eve like a Rock Star! By popular demand, the Killer Queen will accompany all those spending the last evening of the year at the Hard Rock Cafe to welcome 2020 together On December 31st, choose the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence for an unforgettable party, from dinner to…

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Villa La Quiete opens for Holidays

During the holiday season, Villa La Quiete reopens to the public with a set dates of special openings from Saturday, December 7 through Monday January 6, 2020. The normal visitor’s path will be further enriched with the setup of the villa’s historical Nativity scene, which this year will be inside the church. The historical Nativity…

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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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Michelangelo’s Pietà is Being Restored

November 27, 2019

From November 23rd until the end of summer 2020, the sculpture is getting a thorough cleaning Visitors to the Opera del Duomo museum this week have received a surprise as they arrive into one of the most popular rooms in the museum: the Pietà by Michelangelo is being restored! The wonderful news is that the…

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A taste of home during Thanksgiving 2019

November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving in America is in exactly 2 weeks, and it’s an important holiday to spend with family. If you and yours are in Florence during this year’s holiday and need a taste of home, then head to the Hard Rock Cafe where a special Thanksgiving menu will be on offer all day. If you’re an…

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Scream Out of the Screen Halloween Party

October 28, 2019

Dinner, entertainment, special guests and live music on Halloween at the Hard Rock Cafe. This year’s Halloween costume party at the Hard Rock Cafe Florence takes the location back to its roots. The former cinema will return to hosting main characters of some of the best and classic horror movies of all time as they…

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European Heritage Days – Saturday Evening at the Museum for €1

September 19, 2019

This weekend, September 21 and 22, many cultural heritage sites will participate in the European-wide initiative called “European Heritage Days“. The theme for this year’s initiative is called “One two three…. ART! Culture & Entertainment“. This means that on both days, during the normal opening hours, the museums and sites that participate will maintain their…

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Celebrate 4th of July in Florence at the Hard Rock Cafe

June 28, 2019

Of course, you’re in Italy and want to immerse yourself in Italian culture and art and FOOD, but if you’re in Florence during the 4th of July and want to join in with others celebrating the USA’s independence day, then the Hard Rock Cafe is the place to head to! At the Hard Rock Cafe,…

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