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upcoming events: january 2014

Phew, we made it! We’ve overcome our panforte fatigue and survived our family feste for another holiday season. But the seasonal parades are far from over. Prepare yourself for another month (to be followed by another year!) of free events, activities and fun. I mean, there are worse New Year’s resolutions than to enjoy just […]

Botticelli, Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius, c. 1500

celebration of the miracle of san zanobi

Here’s a story that’s now included in our little-known facts about Piazza del Duomo: it’s the site of a miracle celebrated by Florentines each January 26th. If you’re interested in seeing men in colorful tights this weekend, you’re in luck – just head to city center at 9 a.m. this Saturday for one of Florence’s […]

piazza del duomo

Talk about the elephant in the room! For each of our excursions, we’ve told you that when all else fails, head to the Duomo to start your adventure. What we’ve neglected to mention is that the Piazza del Duomo itself is one of Florence’s top free outings. Maybe we’ve avoided it for so long because […]