Tag Archives: pontormo

upcoming events: march 2015

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, so the old saying goes (very old, apparently–The Guardian says it dates back to the 17th century!). Luckily for us, this month never lets up on free activities to welcome the start of spring. I don’t know about you, but after this winter I’ll […]

Calcio Storico by Stefano Pogliani

upcoming events: june 2014

Sixth month of the year is almost here, you say? It’s only fitting, then, to add a bonus event to this month’s list of top free things to do in the city. Your six events follow! Festa della Repubblica | June 2 Put your Italian pride pants on! Each June 2nd, the country celebrates the founding […]

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 […]

art openings and free thursdays at palazzo strozzi

Today,  March 13th, Palazzo Strozzi is hosting its monthly Giovedi al Quadrato, or Thursday at the Square. This event is already a FFF dream: late-night museum hours from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., free activities (including concerts, creative events and more) in the atrium from 7:30 p.m. on, and free or discounted entry to the […]

piazza santo spirito

neighborhood crawl: santo spirito

If you manage to fight through the downtown crowds and slip over a packed Ponte Vecchio, you’ll encounter a much easier, even more delightful Florentine experience. We’ve explored part of the San Niccolo neighborhood on our San Miniato hike, but this crawl is dedicated to my favorite city quartiere  – Santo Spirito. This walk will […]