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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 […]

rainy day escapades

Rainy season is here. It’s a fact. Our knee-jerk reaction to such a dismal forecast is to surrender to the couch with a can of Paprika Pringles (seriously why haven’t those reached America yet?!) and let ourselves go brain-dead to endless hours of MTV Italia. While I’m not denying the occasional necessity of vegging out while in Italy […]

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 […]

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 […]