Tag Archives: Things to do in Florence

All that glitters is not gold – but sometimes it is! Tuscany’s most famed golden items.

Viola is often recognised as the typical colour of Florence, and in fact the uniform of the beloved Florentine football (soccer) team, La Fiorentina is even purple. But after the football season’s less than shining start for the ‘Forza Viola’, … Continue reading

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A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery in Florence

A new exhibition in the Accademia Gallery (the museum most famous for housing Michelangelo’s statue of David) has just begun. Entitled The Virtues of Love ? Nuptial Painting in 15th Century Florence the exhibition will run until November 1st. The … Continue reading

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Visit Tuscan Villas and Gardens for free!

From the 17th of June until the 14th of November visitors to Florence will have the opportunity to visit various gardens and villas normally closed to the public for free. Every Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm … Continue reading

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After touring the Uffizi gallery…

When you exit the Uffizi gallery, perhaps after having taken our Masterpieces of the Uffizi tour, the street that leads to the Duomo is called Via dei Leoni. It is an unassuming street which takes its name (“street of the … Continue reading

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Great restaurants in Florence

Italy is justly famous for its food and Florence is no exception. However, finding a restaurant that locals actually eat at can prove surprisingly difficult. Especially tricky is finding a local restaurant that serves good authentic Florentine beefsteak.  Artviva’s Festival … Continue reading

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Historic football tomorrow in Florence!

Don’t forget that tomorrow the first match of Calcio Storico will take place in Piazza Santa Croce. The game is said to originate from an ancient Roman ball sport, which became the sport of princes and noblemen in the golden … Continue reading

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Visit Tuscan Villas and Gardens for free!

From the 17th of June until the 14th of November visitors to Florence will have the opportunity to visit various gardens and villas normally closed to the public for free. Every Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm … Continue reading

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Feast day of Saint John the Baptist

The birth of the John the Baptist, Patron Saint of Florence, is coming up. Celebrated on June 24 every year with a great  celebration. The feast of Saint John the Baptist has been celebrated in Florence medieval times with festivals … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting in Florence

  Italian wine and olive oil are famous the world over. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world’s largest wine producer. Why not come along … Continue reading

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