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!

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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Summer Music in Florence

June 4, 2019

Summer in Florence, among many things, means music, whether in festivals or concerts or across the city in gardens and other outdoor venues. Here we have compiled a list of the main ones, I’ll try to update if I learn of any new ones for this summer. FIRENZE ROCKS! – JUNE 13-16 The first one…

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Easter 2019 in Florence

April 19, 2019

Wondering what to do this weekend in Florence? The weather forecast is fairly decent, with sun as well as a few showers. Perfect for spending time indoors at a museum and outdoors at a garden or simply strolling around exploring the city. Let’s not forget the big event, whether there is rain or sun: the…

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Free Museum Days at Florence’s Top Museums in 2019

March 29, 2019

At the end of February, the Ministry of Culture decided to change the policy that regards free museum days at State Museums across all of Italy, and in Florence, this includes the Uffizi Museums and the Accademia Gallery. Up until now, the first Sunday of every month was a free museum day for everyone, no…

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Verrocchio is back in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi

March 6, 2019

Andrea del Verrocchio, Leonardo’s Master, at Palazzo Strozzi Where: Palazzo Strozzi When: March 9-July 14, 2019, open everyday 10am-8pm, Thursdays until 11pm. Admission: €13 full, €10 reduced, €24 family ticket, €9 for Bargello ticket holders (or discount to visit the Bargello if you visit Palazzo Strozzi first) Post updated 2019-03-08 to add photos from the…

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Antony Gormley at the Uffizi Gallery

March 1, 2019

Antony Gormley – “Essere” –  at the Uffizi Gallery Where: Uffizi Gallery, ground floor in Aula Magliabechiana and 3 locations across the top floor of the museum. When: February 26 – May 26, 2019, open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:15am to 6:50pm, closed Mondays. Admission: €20 full price, €2 reduced for EU citiznes aged 18-25,…

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