Tag Archives: free

underrated piazzas in florence

I am having some serious bouts of cabin fever. With spring on the way, I’m day-dreaming about long walks through Florence. Now, I know this is hard to believe, but there will be some nay-sayers out there who think they’ve already seen it all and aren’t particularly jazzed to stroll through Piazza della Signoria again (don’t ask who […]

Friends along the Arno by Matt Freire on Flickr

five free favorites: florence

As promised last week in our Rome edition, here are five of our favorite things to do when in Florence. If you’re still looking for other free things to after reading the list, might we recommend this blog? 1. The Ponte Vecchio at sunrise See those two tiny people in the top picture? That’s us, practically […]

five free favorites: rome

I cringe just typing that title, as this post is by no means a definitive list of our top things to do in Rome. In fact, I’m not sure we could ever whittle all that Rome is down to a list that short. For example, no trip to Rome is complete for me without a […]

Madonna of the Snow by Sassetta

upcoming events: december 2013

Is there any time or place more magical than Christmas in Florence? (If you want to argue that question, Hannah will outsmart and outlast you, I promise.) Here are the festive events that top our list (don’t forget to check the calendar for more free things to do!).  If you can only celebrate digitally, check out […]

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. […]

limbo-sign

frightening florence: piazza del limbo

No, Florence does not celebrate Halloween the way we do in the U.S.; Italy reserves the remembrance of saints and souls for November 1 and 2 respectively. Yet there might be another reason Halloween hasn’t caught on here yet. When the city’s cobblestones are sealed with blood and soot from beheadings, burnings and beatings, every […]

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 […]

Estate Fiorentina

upcoming events: july 2013

Whoa! Three posts in under a week? We hope we’re not coming on too strong, but there is a lot to celebrate these days. We kicked off summer with our signature villa crawl and announced our return trip to Florence; now, we’re getting ready to bust out our red, white and blue for 4th of […]

walking tour: dan brown’s inferno

This walk might raise some eyebrows, but we figured if you’re still with us after last week’s post, then you must love us for who we really are. Yet we understand the obvious question: don’t art historians intrinsically loathe Dan Brown’s books? We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t heard a few professors moan […]

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 […]