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MTV Movie Awards 2015

upcoming events: june 2015

When a month kicks off with a long weekend, you know it’s the start of something good. June begins with an extended “hello summer!” with Festa della Repubblica falling on a Tuesday, and continues on with free summer parties, cultural events and fireworks in the weeks ahead. Some are covered below, and even more will be […]

Forte Belvedere by Fabrizio Gemmi

upcoming events: august 2014

Ah August, the month of ferie. During which, just about anyone with a business, a family or a pulse hightails it for the sea and says Ciao, ciao! to city life.  Even if you feel slighted that you don’t have the funds for a vacation spot in the country or at the beach, Florence, while noticeably deserted, […]

free first weekend at museo novecento

We strive to find fun, free things for you to do in every post, but rarely do we have an incredible opportunity land squarely in our lap. This weekend, on June 28th and 29th, the brand-spankin’ new Museo Novecento will celebrate its opening with two days of free entry, guided tours, kids’ activities and a spectacular DJ […]

Bandierai degli Uffizi by nikoskier

upcoming events: may 2014

May is a goldmine for free things to do in Florence. It starts right away with the Notte Bianca events in the early hours of the 1st and continues throughout the month with days and nights of free museums, gardens, movies, and more. So let’s consider May the pot of gold at the end of the […]

Photo by Moggi for Florence Design Week

upcoming events: april 2014

Can someone tell me if there is a light at the end of this winter tunnel? I, who thought had made it through the season unscathed by illness, was brought down by a killer head cold and a final stateside snow storm this week (hence the delay in posting – apologies!). So, in addition to hot tea […]

free museums with anna maria luisa de’ medici

A city accessorized with creations by the likes of Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Botticelli, Florence is the artistic envy of the western world. Every street glistens with artistic achievement, and there is no argument that the Medici had everything to do with it. Florence was their gallery, and for three centuries of power and wealth they […]

Archive Photo of Rodolfo Siviero from l'Unita

real monuments men: touring casa rodolfo siviero

Art historians don’t have it easy. When I’ve previously told people that I went to school for art history, I’ve gotten everything from eye rolls that imply “You pretentious snob!” to an unequivocal “Boring!” and finally, finishing with my favorite, “…But what do you do?” President Obama even got his digs in when he recently advised […]

Carnevale in Viareggio by tgcasa

upcoming events: february 2014

This month we’re starting things off with a quick plea. We’re honored and humbled to have been named to Italy Magazine’s shortlist of Best Italian Travel Blogs. Grazie to them, and grazie mille to you for making this blog possible! To make it to #1, however, we need your vote – all it takes is a […]

la notte dei musei

Do you have fantasies about wandering the halls of Pitti Palace after midnight, pretending you live there? Do you dream about spending a late night evening with David? How about thoughts of exploring Cosimo’s offices after dark? (We’re convinced the Uffizi has more than a few ghost stories to tell.) No, just us? If you’ve […]

winetown

upcoming events: may 2013

We’re back, as promised, and hoping that everyone made a full recovery from the mid-week festivities. Because there’s so much more to see and do this month! The first few weeks of May are arguably when Florence is at its finest: vibrant wisteria is casually draped all over the city, all other flowers are bursting […]