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The Vegan Seitan Festival 2018

September 19, 2018

This upcoming weekend, Saturday September 22 and 23, at the OBI Hall in Florence, the Sagra del Seitan, the vegan festival, returns. The event should be very interesting for anyone who is interested in the themes of veganism and anti-specism or just interested in learning more, as well as tasting delicious vegan cuisine. Our VisitFlorence…

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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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Dragon Boat: The Florence 2018 Festival

Dragon Boats are Invading the Arno River

July 2, 2018

Ready. Set. and Pink Paddles Up! A hearty welcome is extended to the 129 Dragon Boat teams from 17 different countries who are descending upon the city from July 6 – 7 & 8 for the Florence 2018 Festival.  For the first time since its inauguration festival in 2005, this international non-competitive event powered by breast cancer survivors teams…

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Music All Summer Long in Florence

June 6, 2018

Music will be a constant companion in Florence, all summer long in 2018! Both locals and tourists visiting the city can take advantage of the rich calendar of musical events which includes something for everyone, moving from rock n’ roll to classical. FIRENZE ROCKS – from June 14 to 24 The stage at Visarno Arena…

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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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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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The Plans for Piazza dei Ciompi

March 2, 2018

The small but important Piazza dei Ciompi in the Santa Croce area had hosted one of the oldest flea markets and antique shops in Florence for decades. Place of honor has always been the Loggia del Pesce which was reassembled here after being taken down from Piazza della Repubblica in the 1860s. It was just…

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Entrance at the Uffizi gets you into the Archeological Museum free

February 8, 2018

Paying their dues, and honoring their origins, the Uffizi Gallery has signed an agreement that, as of the March 1st, 2018, with the purchase of a ticket to the Uffizi you will also get free entrance into the Archeology Museum of Florence (MAF) . The agreement between the two museums stipulates that free entrance to…

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