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florence for free’s back to school basics

A fresh college-ruled notebook, the smell of old books in the library stacks, triple checking your course schedule and room numbers before the first day of classes–Meg and I love school. I’m talking truly, deeply, should I give up my steady paycheck and return to a life of term papers and spaghetti-Os? love school. We realize that few […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vara pumps via Borough Vintage

walking tour: fashion as art on display

As we said before, we’re all about spreading the Team Florens love. Promoting and investing in culture to sustain the city’s economy? Yes, please. With this noble goal in mind, I’m going to tackle a topic that might at first seem at odds with our budget-friendly, for-free blog: high-end fashion. We’re talking Gucci, Ferragamo, Prada […]

orsanmichele

I don’t know about you, but when I’m walking around Florence, I often think, “There just aren’t enough churches.” The skyline is spotted with spiritual domes and spires, but what if any of those aren’t just right, Goldilocks? Then it’s time to head to Orsanmichele, the granary-turned-worship house with unique architecture, masterful sculpture, panoramic city […]