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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 […]

CHERYL will perform and party at Palazzo Strozzi

upcoming events: january 2015

Happy 2015, Florence friends! I’m not big on resolutions, but I will promise to never be this late again on a monthly event listing. Seeing as we’re over a week into the new year, I clearly started it off on a less-than-go-getter note. But! That just means I felt extra guilty and put even more effort into tracking […]

upcoming events: january 2014

Phew, we made it! We’ve overcome our panforte fatigue and survived our family feste for another holiday season. But the seasonal parades are far from over. Prepare yourself for another month (to be followed by another year!) of free events, activities and fun. I mean, there are worse New Year’s resolutions than to enjoy just […]

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 […]

Botticelli, Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius, c. 1500

celebration of the miracle of san zanobi

Here’s a story that’s now included in our little-known facts about Piazza del Duomo: it’s the site of a miracle celebrated by Florentines each January 26th. If you’re interested in seeing men in colorful tights this weekend, you’re in luck – just head to city center at 9 a.m. this Saturday for one of Florence’s […]

Deposition, by Andrea del Castagno, 1443-1445, by Ben Rimmer via Flickr

inside santa maria del fiore

As promised, this week we’re bringing you inside the only structure in Piazza del Duomo that doesn’t charge – the cathedral itself. Don’t be deterred by a long list of fees for supplemental Duomo fun. Yes, you have to pay to climb the inside of the dome (still awesome) or delve deeper into the ancient […]

piazza del duomo

Talk about the elephant in the room! For each of our excursions, we’ve told you that when all else fails, head to the Duomo to start your adventure. What we’ve neglected to mention is that the Piazza del Duomo itself is one of Florence’s top free outings. Maybe we’ve avoided it for so long because […]