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  • Stow Your Bags - 2017-10-10 - Centrally located storage deposit for suitcases & carry-on luggage, Stow your Bags lockers in Florence, Italy make it easy to travel hands-free while you visit museums & the city.
  • Exhibits in Florence - 2017-10-10 - List of ongoing exhibits currently in Florence, with details on hours, ticket cost and general description of exhibit.
  • Orsanmichele - 2017-10-10 - Orsanmichele a special church in the heart of Florence, Italy. A mini guide on how to best view & enjoy the art & architecture of this historic church in Florence.
  • Florence Fall Foliage Hikes - 2017-10-09 - Explore the wilderness trails in the parks & forests near Florence and the wonderful colors that autumn produces with there is a drop in temperature. Suggestions for fall foliage hikes in Tuscany
  • San Lorenzo Church - 2017-10-09 - San Lorenzo Church in Florence, Italy includes the Medici Chapels, the Medicea Laurenziana Library and of course the Basilica featuring artists like Michelangelo & Brunelleschi.
  • Top Autumn Tours in Florence - 2017-10-04 - Autumn in Florence has new tour itineraries perfect for the flavors & beauty of the changing season. For Florence at its best this fall, add one of these tours.
  • 3 days in Florence - 2017-10-04 - An itinerary for 3 days in Florence. Follow our proposed suggestions to plan your 72 hours in Florence, seeing top sights and monuments.
  • Uffizi Tours - 2017-10-04 - Visit the Uffizi Museum with a professional tour guide, discover the secrets of Botticelli and other masterpieces - and skip the line too!
  • Driving in Florence: the ZTL - 2017-09-29 - Understand whether driving in Florence is the right option for you, and if it is, how to avoid fines from entering the ZTL area when you're not supposed to. without being penalized.
  • Pitti Palace - 2017-09-29 - The Pitti Palace houses important collections of paintings and sculpture, works of art, porcelain, silver and period costumes. There are works by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others. The beautiful Boboli Gardens are locate behind the palace.
  • Uffizi Gallery - 2017-09-29 - The Uffizi Gallery is one of the world's top art museums - it houses some of the most important works of the Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli and Michelangelo. Lots of sculptures too.
  • October Events in Florence - 2017-09-27 - Explore the events, concerts, art shows and activities opening in October in the city center and outskirts of Florence, Italy
  • Pizzerias in Florence - 2017-09-26 - Pizza can be simple, it can be gourmet but it always has to be good. Baked in wodd ovens and with high-quality ingredients, go to the places we recommend for great pizza in Florence
  • Interview with a Calciante - 2017-09-26 - An insider's look into what Calcio Storico Fiorentino is and what it means for a team member, how the violence is explained and why it cannot be taken away.
  • Florence Summer Courses - 2017-09-26 - Are you planning to spend summer in Florence studying fashion and marketing? These are some of the summer courses offered in Florence!
  • Polimoda - 2017-09-26 - Study at Polimoda, Italy's top fashion design school in Florence. Explore and expand your creativity while learning the foundation for working in the fashion sector, as a designer or manager.
  • Santa Croce - 2017-09-26 - Despite the vast size and the swarms of tourists who flock here, the Franciscan church of Santa Croce is a touchingly intimate place, perhaps because of the sense that one somehow knows the people buried here.
  • Florence Street Food - 2017-09-25 - There's nothing better than eating a panino with lampredotto or trippa to really try out the authentic tastes of the Florentine's traditional cuisine.
  • Craft Beer in Florence - 2017-09-14 - Find the top Tuscan & Italian craft beer pubs in the center of Florence. Casual atmosphere with local color, menus & craft beers on tap & in the bottle
  • Eating out in Florence - 2017-09-01 - Restaurant and trattoria suggestions in Florence, Italy.
  • Vegetarian Restaurants in Florence - 2017-08-31 - A useful guide to the best vegetarian (and vegan) restaurants (and vegan pastry shop) in Florence, Italy.
  • Events in September - 2017-08-29 - Program your calendar for the gastronomic, cultural, historical and artistic events and things to do in September in & around Florence
  • Carro Matto in Florence - 2017-08-29 - The cart with over 2000 straw-covered wine flasks makes its way through Florence to be donated to the city by the nearby town of Rufina, in Chianti.
  • Florence Fashion Museums - 2017-08-23 - Highlights of Florence’s fashion museums: each show off the fashion savoy of the Florentines in the past, present & maybe some hints for the future.
  • Harvest & Wine Events in Florence - 2017-08-21 - Every year in September in Florence and surroundings are organized some recurring events dedicated to the harvest and the making of the new wine...
  • Casa dei Tintori - 2017-08-09 - Casa dei Tintori is an elegant, small bed and breakfast in Florence's historical center near Piazza Santa Croce. The Florence b&b offers five spacious, tastefully furnished rooms with all amenities, steps away from all of the sights.
  • Antiche Dimore Fiorentine - 2017-08-03 - The Antiche Dimore Fiorentine, Johanna, Antica Dimora Johlea and Antica Dimore Firenze are elegant bed and breakfasts in Florence's historical center located close to all main sights in Florence.
  • August in Florence - 2017-08-02 - If you happen to stay in Florence and surroundings during August, you'll have many food festivals, traditional fairs and art expositions from which to choose from to keep your days and evenings busy.
  • 3 Itineraries to see Florence by Night - 2017-08-01 - Beat the summer heat by touring Florence at night! Here are 3 suggestions to see a special side of Florence, its music, night life, monuments & enjoy a geleto under the stars.
  • Piazza della Signoria - 2017-07-24 - Piazza della Signoria is the main square in Florence and offers a well rounded view of the immense political and artistic presence of this Renaissance city and capital of Tuscany.
  • Best Summer Tours in Florence - 2017-07-20 - Use a stress free organized tour in Florence to beat the summer heat & visit the beauty of the city. 8 of the best tours to keep it cool while on vacation in Tuscany
  • Palazzo Davanzati - 2017-07-07 - The Palazzo Davanzati is a beautiful palace and interesting to explore how a noble family lived in medieval Florence.
  • Gelato in Florence - 2017-07-05 - Our top 10 list of the best gelato shops in Florence, where you can enjoy delicious, creamy gelato! Tasted, reviewed and complied by our VisitFlorence.com staff!
  • La Masseria Holiday Home - 2017-06-29 - Our official review of the La Masseria 3 vacation apartments or independent villa rental just outside of Florence Tuscany. Panoramic pool, wifi & private terraces for up to 13 persons
  • Estate Fiorentina - 2017-06-27 - Estate Fiorentina summer calendar of music, theater, tours and dance. Save the date for your appointment with fun and adventure in Florence
  • Pools in Florence - 2017-06-27 - To take a break from the very hot days of Florence during the summer, head to one of the 3 pools of the city and enjoy a refreshing bath!
  • Park2Go - 2017-06-26 - Drive to this garage, park and then go off to explore Florence! Located a block from Duomo close to all the main sights.
  • Aperitivo in Florence - 2017-06-26 - Where to go in Florence Italy for an aperitif or happy hour? Here are the tips from the VisitFlorence team.
  • July in Florence - 2017-06-26 - If you are vacationing in Florence in July, there will be many music, art & cultural events for enjoying the magic atmosphere of this marvellous city.
  • Parking in Florence - 2017-06-26 - Looking for a parking lot in Florence? Here is a map that shows where the main parking lots are in Florence, both paid and free areas, with details on cost, location and hours.
  • Reaching Florence by Train - 2017-06-23 - General information on getting to Florence by train and on the main train stations in the city center.
  • Tenuta San Vito - 2017-06-19 - The VisitFlorence team visited and reviewed Tenuta San Vito together with the vineyards, rental vacation villas and apartments in Tuscany near Florence.
  • La Paggeria - 2017-06-19 - La Paggeria offers rooms with a view over Fiesole and Florence. A short bus ride from all of the main sights in Florence, this B&B close to Florence offers both rooms and suites in the Tuscan countryside, ideal for visiting Mugello and Tuscany.
  • Where to eat a good bistecca in Florence - 2017-06-15 - Here are our recommendations for some of the trattorie and restaurants in Florence where you will enjoy a delicious bistecca alla Fiorentina.
  • Calcio Storico Fiorentino - 2017-06-15 - Go to a game of the Calcio Storico Fiorentino in Florence in June: there are 2 semi-finals and the final game on June 24 every year!
  • Summer Outdoor Spaces in Florence - 2017-06-13 - A selection of the main open spaces in Florence, ideal for spending a summer evening enjoying good food and entertainment.
  • Agriturismo La Tinaia - 2017-06-09 - A review by the VisitFlorence team of family run Agriturismo La Tinaia vacation rental apartments including a visit to their cantina of wines & olive oil.
  • On the rooftops of Florence - 2017-06-05 - Head to one of our suggested rooftop terraces or locations for a magical evening enjoying the view from above of Florence's main monuments.
  • June in Florence - 2017-06-01 - If you find yourself in Florence & surroundings in June, you won't be disappointed by the rich calendar of events, from the Calcio Storico to the food festivals
  • June 24 - St. John Feast Day - 2017-05-30 - Every June 24th, Florence celebrates St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the city, with many events from morning to night, which ends with a beautiful firework show. Read more...
  • Estate Fiesolana - 2017-05-29 - Estate Fiesolana is a summer calendar of music, theater & dance. Save the date for your appointment with fun and adventure in Fiesole near Florence Italy.
  • Arno River Activities - 2017-05-26 - Rafting, kayaking, SUP, renaioli cruises and canoeing along the Arno River are just a few fun activities to cool off this summer in Florence
  • Art & Food Walking Tour in Florence - 2017-05-23 - Explore Florence with a guided tour of 3 hours featuring a taste of both the cultural and enogastronomic specialties of the city while covering Florentine art and history.
  • Moving by Bike in Florence - 2017-05-16 - General information for moving around Florence with a bike, motorbike or scooter.
  • Theaters in Florence - 2017-05-09 - A brief guide to the top 5 theaters in Florence where you can enjoy quality shows. Italian performers, orchestral concerts, live theater, comedies and entertainment in the city center of Florence.
  • Gardens in Florence - 2017-05-03 - Enjoy some time outdoors in Florence's magnificent gardens (and parks), some of the best offer a stupendous panoramic view of the city!
  • Best Panini in Florence - 2017-05-03 - The best panini shops in Florence: enjoy a delicious, quick lunch or afternoon snack while you sightsee.
  • Bardini Gardens - 2017-05-02 - Explore the beauty of this magical garden in the city center of Florence. Bardini Gardens promises colors, fragrances, unique garden architecure & more.
  • Bardini Museum - 2017-05-02 - Useful information and an itinerary with Luca della Robbia, Greek and Roman artifacts and Donatello inside the Stefano Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy.
  • May Events in Florence - 2017-05-02 - Short roundup about the main events taking place in Florence and surroundings throughout the month of May: you'll be difficulty deciding where to go each weekend.
  • The Medici Dynasty Show - 2017-04-20 - The theater piece offers a great way to appreciate all that the Medici family did for the arts and our culture, with an impact well beyond Florence that continues today.
  • Flying into Florence - 2017-04-18 - Useful details on Florence's Amerigo Vespucci Airport and on getting to downtown Florence from the airport.
  • April Events in Florence - 2017-04-14 - Many events celebrating local traditions and the Tuscan folklore will be taking place in Florence and province in April: take a look at our article to find out what and where and enjoy your visit!
  • Easter Sunday & Monday in Florence - 2017-04-13 - Planning to visit Florence during Easter? We have several tips on what to see in Florence, information on museums that are open, best itineraries and more.
  • March Events in Florence - 2017-03-30 - All the main events taking place through March in Florence and province, from food festival to those dedicated to the upcoming Spring.
  • Palazzo Strozzi - 2017-03-20 - Read the history about Palazzo Strozzi, one of the more important art museums in Florence. Beautiful architecture, exhibitions and meeting place in Florence suitable for all ages and auidences.
  • Borgo S. Apostoli in Florence - 2017-03-20 - Take a few minutes and to escape the noise, stores and gelato places while in Florence and breath in a bit of the local atmosphere in silence.
  • San Marco Church - 2017-03-20 - Founded by the Silvestrine monks in the 13th century, San Marco became the home of the Dominican monks of Fiesole in 1437 following Cosimo il Vecchio's wishes.
  • San Marco Museum - 2017-03-20 - The convent of San Marco is dominated by the lovely paintings of Fra Angelico. There is an aura of monastic calm within the building, conducive to appreciating the religious themes depicted.
  • Florence City Walls - 2017-03-16 - The antique city walls of Florence are just one of the ways you can explore the important historical & cultural sites while taking in the beauty of the city.
  • Last Supper della Calza - 2017-03-16 - The Convitto della Calza hosts another of the important Last supper fresco cycles in Florence. Explore this work as part of an urban itinerary to discover lesser known Gothic and Renaissance treasures
  • Last Supper in Santa Apollonia - 2017-03-16 - The Last Suppers in Florence are a perfect itinerary to visit the city, exploring off-the-beaten path. Visit the Santa Apollonia convent to see Andrea del Castagno's masterpiece.
  • Last Supper in Santa Croce - 2017-03-16 - The Last Supper fresco by Taddeo Gaddi in Santa Croce's refectory is one of the oldest in Florence, painted between 1334 and 1366.
  • Last Suppers in Florence - 2017-03-16 - An urban and art history itinerary to discover lesser known Gothic and Renaissance treasures in Florence - all completely for free!
  • State Museums in Florence - 2017-03-15 - List of state museums in Florence which also organize temproary exhibits, special openings and more.
  • Scoppio del Carro - 2017-03-15 - The Explosion of the Cart is a centuries long tradition taking place in Florence, Italy every Easter Sunday for over 350 years.
  • Florence Museums Open on Monday - 2017-03-15 - A very handy list of museums open in Florence on Mondays you can print and use to plan your visit in Florence.
  • City Museums in Florence - 2017-03-15 - A list of the museums in Florence run by the city, a separate network of museums than the main museums in Florence.
  • Le Stanze di Santa Croce - 2017-03-14 - Le Stanze di Santa Croce is an elegant bed and breakfast in Florence historical city center. Located in Santa Croce offers comfortable rooms including a delicious breakfast. It organizes cooking classes in Florence.
  • Medici Villa at Castello - 2017-03-13 - The Villa Medici at Castello, near Florence, is today home of the Crusca Academy but its splendid Italian garden is second only to the Boboli Garden in Florence and can be visited for free.
  • Following Michelangelo's Footsteps - 2017-03-13 - An interesting itinerary through the museums of Florence discovering Michelangelo and his main artworks.
  • Cézanne in Florence - 2017-03-09 - The 2007 exhibition was also a good occasion to think about Florentine cultural and artistic circles during the late 19th Century, when Florence was characterized by innovation and experimentation.
  • Firenze Card - 2017-03-08 - Characteristics and advantages of the Firenze Card museum pass - is it worth buying when visiting Florence?
  • Museum Bookings - 2017-02-24 - Book tickets for the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia and other museums in Florence. Find out which Florence museums are best visited with reservations.
  • Shopping in Florence - 2017-02-17 - Where can you shop in Florence? Here are our suggestions for shopping in Florence, from leather to luxury items to more.
  • February in Florence - 2017-02-13 - Archaeology & Vintage Festivals open the door to Febrauary's events in Florence, which then pass on to many Carnival celebrations in the area.
  • Bus Pass for Florence - 2017-02-09 - Information on the bus pass needed by coach buses arriving in Florence is hard to come by in English. I've extracted and summarized main details from the official website to make it easier to understand.
  • Santa Trinita - 2017-02-09 - The Church of St. Trinity was founded by Benedictine monks in the 11th century. Inside there are several frescoed chapels and many artworks by Tuscan artists such as Bicci di Lorenzo, Rossellino, Luca della Robbia and Ghirlandaio.
  • Top Ten Romantic Accommodations in Florence - 2017-01-30 - Florence is a favorite romantic destination in Tuscany, Italy. Choose from our top ten romantic vacation rental accommodations for two to ensure you have the perfect romantic time in Italy!
  • Restaurants for a special occasion - 2017-01-30 - Looking for a restaurant recommendation for a special evening meal out? Read the recommendations on special places in Florence to enjoy an unforgettable meal.
  • Civil Weddings in Florence - 2017-01-30 - Now you can plan your dream wedding in Florence to be outside of Palazzo Vecchio in a garden or museum.
  • Renting a Car in Florence - 2017-01-27 - You don't need a car while in Florence, but if you're using it as a base, you could rent a car for a day trip into Chianti or rent when you're ready to move out to the Tuscan countryside.
  • Vasari Corridor - 2017-01-24 - The famous elevated passageway was built by Vasari in 1565 connecting Palazzo Pitti to Palazzo Vecchio: how it is today, a brief history and future plans for the Vasari Corridor in Florence, Italy.
  • Bargello - 2017-01-13 - Primarily a sculpture museum, you'll be treated to early Michelangelo marbles, Giambologna bronzes and Cellini statues. Continue on to a room full of famous works by Donatello, considered by many the greatest sculptor since antiquity.
  • Porcigliano - 2017-01-09 - The Bed and Breakfast Porcigliano offers a welcoming, relaxing setting for your holiday in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy relaxing in the garden and being just a short drive away from Florence and all of the main sights in Tuscany.
  • Events in January - 2017-01-04 - A short roundup about the most important events taking place in January in Florence and surroundings: art exhibits, traditional festival and fashion fairs!
  • San Miniato Church - 2017-01-03 - San Miniato al Monte in Florence, overlooks all of Florence offering a magnificent panorama.
  • New Year's Eve in Florence - 2016-12-30 - A collection of the main events planned in Florence to celebrate New Year's Eve, from concerts to theatrical shows to DJ music in the piazzas and more.
  • Donatello in Florence - 2016-12-29 - Follow our itinerary in Florence discovering the beauty of the artistic genius Donatello through his artwork and sculptures displayed in various museums and churches in Florence.
  • Marino Marini Museum - Florence - 2016-12-29 - Visit the Marino Marini museum and the Rucellai Sepulchre at the ex-church of San Pancrazio between Santa Maria Novella and Palazzo Strozzi.
  • Christmas Holiday Museum Hours - 2016-12-29 - Museums in Florence have special opening times for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, here are all the details on what is open and their opening hours.
  • Florence for Free - 2016-12-28 - Enjoy the city of Florence doing all of these things which are free, from visiting churches to enjoying spectacular views to enjoying local traditions and culture.
  • Cavalcade of Magi - 2016-12-26 - Celebrate the Epiphany in Florence by watching the arrival of the Magi or Wise Men as they arrive in Florence with their cavalcade to celebrate the Christ Child in Piazza del Duomo.
  • Museum of Opera del Duomo - 2016-12-20 - There is something very pleasing about the idea of visiting the maintenance section of the huge artistic undertaking that the cathedral complex represents.
  • December in Florence - 2016-12-19 - A long selection of events taking place in Florence and province throughout December, including many Christmas markets, food festivals and concerts.
  • 2 Days in Florence - 2016-12-06 - What to see in Florence in just 2 days? These are our suggestions on what you should definitely not miss if you're in Florence for just two days.
  • Top Places for a Cup of Chocolate or Tea - 2016-12-02 - Looking for a place in Florence where to have a gourmet break when it's cold outside? The VisitFlorence team selected the top 9 cafes, chocolate and tea rooms in the city.
  • Buying Leather in Florence - 2016-12-01 - Navigate the Italian leather jacket market in Florence and find your perfect color, design and price range. Choose between the markets, stores and boutiques
  • Taxis in Florence - 2016-11-29 - Details on how taxis work in Florence and Italy in general. For example, taxis cannot be hailed on the street like in another major cities of the world. You need to either call one or go to specifically marked
  • Christmas in Florence - 2016-11-23 - What to see and do in December and during the Christmas festivities in Florence, Italy.
  • Duomo Terrace Tour - 2016-11-17 - Visit Florence's Duomo and have access to its private terraces through a private Florence Duomo Tour that includes exclusive access to off-limit areas & to the panoramic rooftop terrace.
  • Events in November - 2016-11-11 - A list of the main events in November in Florence and its province. From walking and bike competitions, to art exhibitions and food festivals in Florence and its surroundings.
  • Favorite Sights in Florence - 2016-11-04 - The Visit Florence Team has made up a list of their personal favorite destinations in Florence to visit from its famous monuments, museums, parks & churches.
  • Accademia Gallery - 2016-11-04 - The Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, easily the most famous sculpture in the world. Once inside, you'll also see Michelangelo's unfinished and powerful Prisoners, along with a few works by Perugino, Giambologna, and Botticelli.
  • Stibbert Museum - 2016-11-03 - Stibbert Museum: a treasure trove of European Armor, Weapons & more which will capture the attention of young and old in this suggestive setting.
  • Museums for Kids in Florence - 2016-11-03 - Love art and history and want to share that with your children? There are several museums in Florence that offer childrens activities to make a day at the museum fun and educational. Read our favorites in Florence!
  • Tour of Uffizi - 2016-11-03 - If you have limited time to visit the Uffizi, make sure not to miss the most important masterpieces of the museum following our itinerary!
  • Baptistery - 2016-11-02 - The Baptistery of Florence is located in Piazza Duomo, right in front to Florence Cathedral. Visit Florence and admire the Gates of Paradise by Ghiberti and the Baptistery's masterpieces.
  • Santa Maria Novella Church - 2016-11-02 - Visit the Santa Maria Novella Church just a short walk from the Florence train station and admire its majestic Gothic beauty. One of the more important & beautiful churches in Florence
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 2016-10-29 - With fortress-like castellations and a 311 foot high bell tower, Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio conveys the message of political power supported by military strength.
  • Medici Chapels - 2016-10-27 - Mausoleum of the Medici family, the Medici Chapels are a monument to the family’s artistic patronage and grandeur in Florence.
  • Residenza d'Epoca Toscanelli - 2016-10-21 - Residenza d’Epoca Toscanelli directly in front of Palazzo Pitti, VisitFlorence Team review a serene and tranquil atmosphere in the city center of Florence.
  • Benheart, Leather with a Heart - 2016-10-20 - The young leather fashion brand was born out of a dream to offer high-quality Italian leather craftsmanship that will last a lifetime, withtwo stores in Florence you'll find the perfect souvenir!
  • Climb the Duomo's Cupola - 2016-10-20 - Climbing to the top of the dome of Florence's cathedral is a physical challenge but definitely worth doing!
  • Pitcher e Flaccomio - 2016-10-19 - Pitcher & Flaccomio has selected a wide range of apartments to rent in downtown Florence, Italy for short and long term holiday rentals.
  • Wine Tasting in Florence - 2016-10-18 - A great chance to do wine tastings of the top wines in Tuscany while in Florence at the wine shop/restaurant Piazza del Vino.
  • Events Calendar - 2016-10-04 - A calendar with upcoming events in Florence and province.
  • Piazza Santo Spirito - 2016-10-03 - Piazza Santo Spirito, one of the more picturesque areas of Florence, is in Oltrarno, a lively scene both day & night for intellectuals & artists of every nation
  • 8 Top Day Trips from Florence - 2016-10-03 - Discover the best day trips from Florence in Tuscany and how to get there, whether by train, bus or car.
  • Piazza Santa Maria Novella - 2016-10-03 - The Santa Maria Novella piazza is central Florence is a beautiful open space recently modernized. The beautiful church of Santa Maria Novella sits tall above the square, hiding its treasures.
  • Piazza SS Annunziata - 2016-09-28 - Explore the beautiful city squares of Florence & Piazza SS Annunziata. Here is a guide to the stories, information & secrets behind the square of Santissima Annunziata
  • Last Supper in Santo Spirito - 2016-09-28 - In the suburb of Santo Spirito in Florence you can admire the beautiful, ancient Cenacolo (or Last Supper) of Santo Spirito. Find more about this hidden gem...
  • Pitti Palace: Palatine Gallery - 2016-09-28 - Visit one of the most impressive picture galleries in Florence boasting masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Rubens and many more Renaissance and Baroque era painters.
  • Piazza della Repubblica - 2016-09-28 - The square and Column of Abundance mark the center of the city of Florence since Roman times. Today, with its many cafes and street artists, it is an important piazza for downtown strollers.
  • Ponte Vecchio - 2016-09-28 - No visit to Florence is complete without at least some time spent dawdling on the Ponte Vecchio, looking at the glittering jeweler’s shops along the bridge or admiring the view.
  • Brancacci Chapel - 2016-09-28 - The Brancacci Chapel marks the start of the Renaissance, with Masaccio's frescoes expressing the power and brilliance that inspired the Florentine painters of the 15th century.
  • SS Annunziata di Firenze - 2016-09-24 - The church Santissima Annunziata is home to Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, the Order of Servite and for the Giubilee year it has the Holy Door in Florence.
  • Piazzale Michelangelo - 2016-09-22 - Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city.
  • Giotto's Bell Tower - 2016-09-21 - Giotto began the construction of the Campanile right next to the Florence cathedral in 1334, the most beautiful example of Gothic architecture in the 1300’s. Discover more...
  • Traditional Florentine Foods - 2016-09-12 - Visiting the restaurants in Florence & looking for the most authentic Florentine foods & recipes? A list of some of the most traditional dishes you can eat while in Florence.
  • Torre a Cona - 2016-09-09 - A review by the VisitFlorence team Torre a Cona rental villas, apartments and their cantina with Chianti wines & olive oil
  • Walking Itineraries in Florence - 2016-09-08 - Plan your day around the main tourist attractions following a specific itinerary. Here we offer 3 self-guided, paced walks to make sightseeing easy and optimize your time.
  • Following the Medici - 2016-09-06 - An itinerary in Florence's historical center following the history of the Medici family in the 16th century and their influence and control over the city.
  • Itinerary of Wooden Sculpture in Florence - 2016-09-06 - An itinerary to explore and discover great masterpieces in wood created in the 15th century in Florence.
  • Podere Le Cave - 2016-09-05 - A review of B&B Podere Le Cave with the VisitFlorence team, located just outside of Impruneta and Florence. Book direct your vacation in Tuscany and save.
  • Inferno - 2016-09-05 - A visual tour of the places visited in Dan Brown's novel
  • Florence's Duomo - 2016-08-31 - The famous cathedral dome dominates the skyline of Florence, with its eight white ribs against a background of terracotta tiles. Close up it is so huge as to be quite overwhelming.
  • Poggio al Sole - 2016-08-23 - Poggio al Sole offers 5 B&B rooms with bathroom 8 kms from the center of Florence & only a short distance from Fiesole. Reserve your agritourism experience direct
  • Moving around with a disability - 2016-08-08 - Useful information if you have a physical disability and interested in visiting Florence, Italy.
  • Fiesole Itinerary - 2016-08-03 - Discover beautiful Fiesole, just a few minutes from Florence. Perfect location for being close to the city without being in it, Fiesole offers the chance to enjoy the Tuscan countryside and relax.
  • Getting to Florence from Milan - 2016-07-11 - Find how to organize your trip from Milan to Florence and viceversa for your holidays in Tuscany.
  • Reaching Florence by Bus - 2016-07-11 - General information on coach companies that travel to Florence, Italy from other parts of Italy and Europe.
  • Innocenti Museum - 2016-07-05 - The Innocenti Museum highlights the importance of the first institute dedicated to taking care of orphaned children in all of Europe.
  • Alessandro Dari - 2016-06-30 - Visit Alessandro Dari's workshop-museum in the Oltrarno in Florence to appreciate and admire hand-crafted gold jewels and masterpieces.
  • Summer Camps in Tuscany - 2016-06-30 - Visit Tuscany with the family: the kids in summer camp and parents enjoying their days in museums, dining out late and much more!
  • Last Supper of Ognissanti - 2016-06-29 - The Last Supper in the refectory of Ognissanti by Domenico Ghirlandaio is a wonder for its colors and naturalist setting, expanding the room's view into a garden setting for the Last Supper.
  • Planetarium in Florence - 2016-06-14 - Lovers of the stars and our solar system cannot miss the chance to see the interesting planetarium of Florence and participate in one of the guided visits offered by expert astronomers.
  • Boboli Gardens - 2016-06-12 - Visit the beautiful and most famous Italian gardens in the world, the Boboli Gardens.
  • Villa Antea - 2016-06-02 - The VisitFlorence team reviews the luxury bed and breakfast Villa Antea with its 6 luxury suites in the within walking distance of the city center of Florence
  • Agricola Poderino - 2016-06-01 - An on site visit and review by the VisitFlorence team Poderino self catering Tuscan farmhouse just outside of Florence
  • Moving Around Florence by Bus - 2016-05-16 - Practical details on using Florence's public transportation system and buses to visit nearby areas.
  • Main Florence Events - 2016-05-10 - The major annual events in Florence, from January to December.
  • The San Lorenzo Market - 2016-05-09 - Plunge into the Italian market scene by visiting Florence's most famous outdoor and indoor market at San Lorenzo. Discover local traditions, regional food and take home special souvenirs of your time in Florence.
  • Practical Information - 2016-05-04 - Practical details and information on Florence, from hospitals, pharmacies to emergency numbers and tourism offices.
  • Hard Rock Cafe - 2016-04-01 - The Hard Rock Cafe is set within a beautiful, historical building steps from Piazza della Repubblica. Enjoy the rock n' roll memorabilia, buying a collectors t-shirt, a music concert and a great meal while in Florence at the Hard Rock Cafe.
  • Driving in Florence - 2016-03-24 - Useful information for anyone planning to rent a car to move around Tuscany and then drive into Florence, including tips and information on parking garages.
  • Getting to Florence by Car - 2016-03-24 - Useful information on roads and parking for anyone interested in getting to Florence by car.
  • Last Supper in San Salvi - 2016-03-14 - The Last Supper by Andrea del Sarto in San Salvi is a true masterpiece. Make the trek to the San Salvi neighborhood outside the center to enjoy the extraordinary work, its colors and beauty.
  • A Weekend in Florence - 2016-03-09 - Florence is the ideal destination for a cultural weekend as well as romantic getaway or a short visit your children.
  • Apartments in Florence Surroundings - 2016-03-09 - Real estate agency Pitcher & Flaccomio in Florence offers a wide range of apartments to rent in Florence, Italy both in the historical center and in the beautiful Tuscany countryside.
  • Villa il Poggiale - Chianti Bed & Breakfast - 2016-03-09 - Florence Villa il Poggiale is an entirely restored renaissance villa near Florence offering hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast treatment, in the heart of Chianti
  • Top 5 Gifts from Florence - 2016-03-01 - Whether small or large, take something back with you to remind you of your time in Florence. Here are 5 ideas of gifts uniquely made in Florence that will mean taking back a piece of Florence with you!
  • Top Ten Budget Accommodations - 2016-02-29 - Affordable bed and breakfast, hotels, self catering apartments and rooms in Florence, Italy and the Florence countryside in our top ten budget friendly list.
  • Casa del Garbo - 2016-02-08 - Casa del Garbo offers luxury accommodation in Piazza della Signoria to one side of Palazzo Vecchio in elegant rooms and suites. The b&b in Florence offers an intimate and convenient location in the heart of Florence.
  • Il Palagetto - 2016-02-04 - Il Palagetto is a charming bed and breakfast a short walking distance to Florence's historical center in the Oltrarno area. The B&B offers 5 large, cozy bedrooms, a delicious breakfast and great hospitality offered by the owners, Ruggero and Tiziana.
  • Where to Stay in Florence - 2016-02-03 - Where to stay in Florence? Are there areas that are more safe or to stay away from? This and more is covered on our article on the city of Florence and where we recommend you stay at during your visit.
  • Top 10 Luxury Accommodations - 2016-02-01 - Florence, Italy has the best selection of weekend escape accommodations and luxury resorts for you vacation in Tuscany. Browse our top ten list.
  • Furini - 2016-02-01 - Francesco Furini is a Florentine painter of the 17th century. He was active in Florence and appreciated by his contemporaries. Many of his artworks are displayed in Florence, including several frescoes at the Pitti Palace.
  • Desiderio - 2016-02-01 - Desiderio da Settignano is one of the greatest sculptors of Renaissance with Donatello. At the Bargello Museum are displayed some of his artworks, as well as in most of the churches of Florence.
  • Vincenzo Danti - 2016-02-01 - Vincenzo Danti, Renaissance artist from Peurugia, worked in Florence for the Medici Family. He was a great sculptor considered to be Michelangelo's greatest student without having ever met him.
  • Top Ten Kid Friendly Accommodations Florence - 2016-01-27 - The best top ten list of kid friendly hotels, apartments and b&b in Florence Italy. Browse our list and then book direct with the owner for the best prices.
  • Chiostro dello Scalzo - 2016-01-26 - A small hidden jewel among all of the others in Florence: a small cloister with frescoes by the great Andrea del Sarto, the
  • Florence with Flair - 2016-01-25 - Get to know Elena Fulceri from Florence with Flair, personalzied guided tours in Florence and surroundings.
  • Drinking Fountains - 2016-01-17 - A usufeul map of the drinking fountains in Florence, Italy
  • Shopping at Barberino Designer Outlet - 2015-12-14 - Our advice to organize a shopping day trip to the Barberino Designer Outlets in Barberino di Mugello, a fashion village where you can find Italian and international fashion brands only half an hour from Florence.
  • 3 Towers with a View in Florence - 2015-12-14 - Where to enjoy the best panoramic views of Florence? We suggest three ancient towers that all offer an incredible 360 degree view over the city.
  • Ingress in Florence - 2015-02-03 - Join your faction in Florence this February as the #Shonin Florence anomaly arrives on February 21st, 2015. See you there!
  • Romantic holiday in Florence - 2015-02-01 - If you are planning a romantic stay in Florence, make note of our suggestions on the most beautiful and romatic places to see, tips on where to eat and more.
  • Oblate Library - 2015-01-07 - The Oblate Library is located in Florence's city center behind the Duomo. It offers many free services and from its cafe you can admire a breathtaking view of the Duomo's cupola.
  • Climate and weather - 2014-08-07 - An idea of what the weather in Florence is like year round, with average temperatures and general indications of the best months to visit.
  • The Cascine Market - 2014-07-11 - Learn all about Florence's largest open-air market by discovering all it has to offer from clothes to antiques to food, when it is open and the best ways to get there.
  • Why stay at a B&B in Florence - 2014-06-05 - All of the reasons why choosing to stay at a B&B in Florence might be right for you!
  • The Chapel of the Magi - 2013-12-02 - Visit the Palazzo Medici Riccardi to admire the frescoe cycle of the Cavalcade of the Magi in the palace's small chapel by Benozzo Gozzoli.
  • Andrea del Sarto - 2013-06-05 - Great Renaissance painter whose work can be admired at the Uffizi, the San Salvi convent where you can see his “Last Supper” masterpice and at the Chiostro dello Scalzo.
  • Gold in Florence - 2013-01-21 - Luca Benfaremo designs and creates precious gold jewelry in his workshop Florence near Ponte Vecchio. Designs inspired by old traditions with innovative elements are sure to please most.
  • Medici Villa Petraia - 2013-01-09 - Not many reach this corner of the outskirts of Florence so this is quite a gem to visit: the Medici Villa of La Petraia is well preserved and with its beautiful Italian garden takes you back in time.
  • Rificolona - 2013-01-08 - The Rificolona in Florence, or Paper Lantern Festival, takes place in Piazza SS. Annunziata on September 7 every year.
  • Take great pictures in Florence - 2012-11-12 - Looking for best spots to take great pictures in Florence? Read our tips!
  • Best Aperitivo in Florence - 2012-08-29 - A short list of best places to head to for before dinner drinks or drinks and dinner with friends in Florence's historical center.
  • Florence Brief History - 2012-07-18 - A brief overview of Florence's history, presented as a timeline of the major events which have shaped the course of the city's history and its present.
  • 4 Leoni - 2011-01-12 - For a good meal in Florence, head to the Trattoria i Quattro Leoni in the Oltrarno. Read our review about this restaurant in Florence.
  • Raphael - 2010-06-07 - Raphael is a great Renaissance artist who lived and worked in Florence. Visit Raphael's masterpieces at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence!
  • Stanford in Florence - 2010-05-04 - Coming to Florence for the Stanford in Florence 50th Anniversary Reunion and still looking for accommodation? Here are a few suggestions to be close to all the planned events.
  • il Pizzaiuolo - 2009-06-29 - The Pizzaiuolo is an excellent pizza parlor specialized in making Naples-style pizza. Located steps from the Sant'Ambrogio market on Via dei Macci, it is right across the street from the well-known Cibreo in the Santa Croce neighborhood.

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