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!

Tapsy Tours for Families in Florence

October 30, 2018

Today, I spent a wonderful morning with my 6 year old trying out the Tapsy Tour dedicated to families with kids in the center of Florence. Tapsy has successful fun tours in Rome, London, Pompeii and others especially dedicated for families with kids and recently started their tours in Florence open to families. We were…

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This Halloween, Who you Gonna Call?

October 29, 2018

Ready for a fun and scary Halloween eve? Then how about going to a “Ghostbusters” party? That’s the theme for this year’s Hard Rock Cafe Halloween Party, guaranteed to be lots of fun! Starting at 7.30pm, you can step into a ghost-infested Cafe and become a GhostBuster, with Squadra 17, a local ghost-busting team with…

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Be Freddie for a Day this coming Sept 5

August 31, 2018

Celebrate Freddie Mercury, one of rock music’s myths and favorite for both young and old, by heading to the Hard Rock Cafe in Florence on his birthday, September 5th. Throughout the day, the Cafe will welcome guests, inviting you to dress up as Freddie, providing the legendary mustache to finish your look. A special surprise…

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Fun Family Events this September near Florence

August 28, 2018

Looking for something fun to do with the family this September? I’ve collected a list of 6 events to mark on your calendars to mix in to your visit to Florence to ensure you do something a bit different and fun than just visiting museums and other attractions. Listed in calendar order to make it…

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Netflix’s Six Underground is in Town

What you need to know about the major movie set in Florence Last week, we took our bikes to go out to dinner and luckily it was getting late in the evening, because a roadblock along the Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia was set up and cars were being turned away. On our bikes, we timidly…

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Special Openings and Exhibits to Enjoy this August

August 7, 2018

In town this August and looking at what is going on with special summer events or longer/special opening hours at museums and whatnot? Here is a quick a collection of what to take advantage this August (and September) that is not generally offered the rest of the year: Visit Michelangelo’s David at Accademia Gallery in…

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Old Glories Calcio Match on June 15th

June 13, 2018

Within the program of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino’s Tournament of St. John 2018, the city of Florence has decided to organize a few extra events on June 15th and 16th. On the 15th is a benefit match of the “Old Glories” of Calcio Storico in collaboration with the Fondazione ANT 1978 and the association 50…

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European Night at the Museums on May 19th

May 18, 2018

This Saturday evening is 14th edition of European Night at the Museum across Italy and Europe! If you’re in Florence this Saturday evening, take advantage of the special 1 euro entrance fee to Florence’s most popular museums. This includes the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello and Medici Chapels, among others, which will have…

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Marbled Paper Workshops with Francesca

May 8, 2018

Learn how to marble paper Florentine style First off, this is a fun activity! You won’t regret letting your inner child come out to do something creative, even if you think you can’t draw or paint or anything similarly related. What am I suggesting you try? An art workshop learning how to create marbled paper!…

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New hours for the Bargello and Medici Chapels

April 17, 2018

Bargello and Medici Chapels open until 5pm Starting April 1st, these two museums have extended their opening hours. The National Museum of the Bargello and the Medici Chapels, two of the lesser known but most appreciated museums in Florence, are now open until 5pm (they previously were closing at 2pm). These extended hours will be…

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