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!

June 24th, St. John the Baptist Feast Day in times of Covid19

June 23, 2020

This year, Florence is celebrating it’s patron saint’s feast day with “San Giovanni X 3“, a virtual festival that replaces the city’s usual June 24 celebrations given the safeguards Covid19 has imposed on everyone. “San Giovanni X 3” is a joint celebration organized by Florence, Genova and Turin, who share a patron saint in San…

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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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God Save the Wine 2020

February 24, 2020

Have you ever considered that wine is cool and can be enjoyed with burgers and chips? If you’d like to taste Italian wines and try this interesting combination, how about participating this Thursday, February 27 at one of the most interesting wine events this month planned in Florence? Held at the Hard Rock Cafe off…

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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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