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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Florence Honors Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici

February 4, 2018

February 18 celebrates the greatest patroness of the arts in Florence’s history: Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici. As the last of the ruling Medici family, Anna Maria Luisa wrote out the “Family Pact” which left its citizens and all who visit Florence the extraordinary legacy of art the family had accrued over three centuries. Her…

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Fireworks on every 24th waiting for the Festival of St. John

January 26, 2018

Villa Bardini announces fireworks on the 24th of every month until the San Giovanni festival January 24th launched a series of events and conferences at the Observatory of Traditions and Cultural Heritage of Florence, which will prepare Florentines for the arrival of the celebrations for the city’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist, on the…

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Duomo single ticket pass to increase by 3 euros

January 9, 2018

Starting this March, the single pass ticket that is needed to visit the monuments for the Duomo in Florence will increase by 3 euros, while the time of validity will increase from 48 to 72 hours. The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore just announced that starting March 1, 2018, the single entrance ticket needed…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2017 by VisitFlorence

January 3, 2018

2017 was another fabulous year of beautiful photographs of Florence thanks to everyone who shared their gorgeous shots with us by using our official hashtag #visitflorence on Instagram. We want to thank you – and invite you – to continue to follow us and share your photos with this “best of the year”. We cannot…

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Best of 2017: Must reads if you’re coming to Florence!

December 30, 2017

Our best content in 2017: make sure to read these if you’re planning a trip to Florence! We have made it our job to write and share our knowledge and experience of living and loving Florence to help anyone planning to come to visit Florence, whether it is the first time or a return visit….

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Must See: Art Exhibits in Florence

December 23, 2017

Not only are we coming up to the end of the year, but we are also coming up to the closing date for many of the spectacular art shows happening in Florence. No extended deadlines are on the horizon, so if you were looking to include one of these exhibitions in your itinerary then now…

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Closed in Florence: Towers & Museums

November 11, 2017

Giotto Bell Tower & The Marino Marini Museum As you make your vacation itinerary plans this November, here are a few dates you need to remember. The Giotto Bell Tower, located next to the Duomo and one of the five elements included in the OPA pass, will be closed to visitors for ordinary maintenance from…

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Death of tourist in Santa Croce leads to closure

October 23, 2017

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of a 52-year-old tourist from Spain visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce this past Thursday. Italian wire service ANSA reports that Daniel Testor Schell, from Barcelona, was hit on the head by a piece of falling masonry that had supported a beam…

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