Tag Archives: Piazza Santa Croce

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 […]

upcoming events: june 2013

Ahh, June! The official start of summer. The days are longer this month than any other (well, for us Northern Hemisphere folk), meaning there are more hours in every day to keep exploring our beautiful city. Here’s your next installment of the top free things you could do to wile away the upcoming weeks. Check […]

notte bianca

It’s finally here! The night we’ve waited for all month, and the event that pretty much sums up what Florence for Free is all about – Notte Bianca. Well ok, technically it’s not until Tuesday, but for the night Florence has in store for you, we have some preparing to do. Writing about the “white night” is […]

walking tour: christmas in florence

When I was four I saw Miracle on 34th Street for the first time. I decided then and there that surely nothing could be more magical than New York City at Christmastime. Over the next twenty years of watching holiday romantic comedies I wove an elaborate NYC holiday fantasy that involved ice-skating at Rockefeller Center, Christmas shopping […]