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free museums for residents in 2014

Domenica del Fiorentino is back for 2014! As we reported last year, there’s one Sunday almost every month when Florence’s civic museums encourage residents to see what’s in their own backyard.  It starts this Sunday, January 12, when you can gain free entry to the Palazzo Vecchio (including the Torre di Arnolfo), the Stefano Bardini Museum, the Fondazione Salvatore Romano Museum, the Santa […]

FFF + Patrik Lundell Present The Free Art Walk

the free art walk

*Update: This round of the Free Art Walk is now over, but riddles and answers are posted below for those interested! The Free Art Walk is here! Solve as many of the riddles below as you can (they are all specific locations, and they can all be found within this blog). Visit as many of the resulting […]

FFF + Patrik Lundell Present The Free Art Walk

the free art walk: preliminary details

Our Free Art Walk will take place on Friday, November 15th! (UPDATE: that’s tomorrow!) { In case you missed the original announcement: Equal parts scavenger hunt, art show and culture walk, Florence for Free has teamed up with local artist Patrik Lundell for an interactive tour that is unlike any other the city has seen. […]

Giambologna’s Appennino by Gianluca Savi on Flickr

upcoming events: october 2013

This is a long one, so we’ll cut right to the chase: October is our favorite month, here are our top-five free events, check out the calendar page for more awesome things to do! Astronomic Observations at Villa Demidoff (Pratolino) | Thursdays in October Everyone talks about the Tuscan sun, but few take the time to […]

Masaccio, Tribute Money, Brancacci Chapel, 1425

free museums monthly in 2013

      *Updated for 2014 here! This Sunday,  January 13th, you can gain free entry to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Stefano Bardini Museum, the Fondazione Salvatore Romano Museum, the Santa Maria Novella Museum, and the Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine. Let’s just let that list sink in for a second. Some of Florence’s most crowded and […]

the capponi chapel

Mannerism: an artistic style of art popular in the mid-16th century that is undeniably weird but also totally awesome Ok, so I didn’t get that definition out of my old Art History textbook, but that’s pretty much it. And if you don’t believe me take a stroll over to the Oltrarno to check out the […]

traces of florence

From an ancient Roman development to one of Fodor’s top European destinations, the city of Florence has donned many hats throughout the centuries. In a city teeming with so many titles how can you possibly keep it all straight? Lucky for you the Palazzo Vecchio’s temporary exhibition, Traces of Florence, is here to help you […]

the ponte vecchio

Arguably, Florence’s most famous free attraction is the Ponte Vecchio. Centuries of writers have waxed poetic about its picturesque shops, and an uncountable number of lovers have dramatically declared their love by securing padlocks to the bridge’s fence and throwing the key into the Arno below. But the bridge is more than beautiful – it’s […]

walking tour: christmas in florence

When I was four I saw Miracle on 34th Street for the first time. I decided then and there that surely nothing could be more magical than New York City at Christmastime. Over the next twenty years of watching holiday romantic comedies I wove an elaborate NYC holiday fantasy that involved ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, Christmas shopping […]

Syracuse University in Florence by Francesco Guazzelli

syracuse university in florence graduate symposium

If you love art, the Renaissance, listening to presentations in English, and fancy receptions with delicious finger food, then do we have a treat for you! Every year in early December the Syracuse University in Florence graduate students present their graduate symposium to the  people of Florence. Hold that yawn! The theme of this year’s […]