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The Vasari Corridor to reopen in 2021

February 18, 2019

The Vasari Corridor, the elevated walkway that connects Palazzo Vecchio passing through the Uffizi Gallery over Ponte Vecchio and ends at the Boboli Gardens/Palazzo Pitti, has been closed since 2016 for security reasons. Today, director Eike Schmidt of the Gallerie degli Uffizi, announced the 10 million euro project to reopen the Corridor in 2021 to…

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Meet the Palatine Electress and Visit Civic Museums Free

February 15, 2019

Relive the historical character of Anna Maria Luisa de ‘Medici on Sunday February 17 at Palazzo Pitti and Monday February 18 in Palazzo Vecchio On the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa (1677-1743), the last of the Grand-Ducal branch of the Medici, the City of Florence in collaboration with the Associazione MUS.E and…

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Free Civic Museums for 18 to 25 year old every Monday

February 13, 2019

The year 2019 started off with a great cultural initiative dedicated to today’s youth: every Monday the Florentine Civic Museums will offer free entrance for all European kids up to 25 years old. Florence is beckoning to the young, inviting them to enjoy the artistic beauty of the city at “costo zero”, at least for…

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Tram line T2 is OPEN!

February 11, 2019

Finally, the new tram line T2 opened today! For the official inauguration today, even the President of Italy Sergio Matarella made an appearance at the Peretola airport at 12pm. The first trains open to the public started at 2.30pm. The new tram line connects the train station of Santa Maria Novella, right in the heart…

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10 of the Best Instagram Photos in 2018 by VisitFlorence

January 14, 2019

Another year spent together! We want to thank you and celebrate with you, dear readers of VisitFlorence, a 2018 full of satisfactions with 10 of the most beautiful shots published on our Instagram profile Visit_Florence. Thank you for always following us also on our social channels – on Instagram we have exceeded 90,000 followers (WOW!)…

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Exhibits at the Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace in 2019

January 10, 2019

2019 is a special year for Florence and it’s events, since we will be celebrating the 500 years of the birth and death of two people that marked the city and history: the birth of Cosimo I and the death of Leonardo the Vinci, both in 1519. While we have started to collect details on…

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Our Top Articles for 2018

December 30, 2018

Can you believe how fast 2018 passed? As we reach the end, we enjoy looking back at the ending year and checking out which were the most popular articles/posts of the year, finding which ones were useful, got lots of comments but also checking out where we saw there were holes to fill in terms…

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No more eating street food in the streets

October 1, 2018

Were you craving one of those delicious panini and schiacciata found along the via de’Neri? Word to the wise, remember to eat while walking because it is now against the law to sit and eat along the roadside or in certain public areas. As of September 4th a new law is on the books by…

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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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