Strike Announced for Florence Museums&Transport

  A strike has been announced for all State Museums (including the Uffizi and Accademia), as well as for public transport services for tomorrow, 25th June 2010. From 10.00am until 6.00pm tomorrow, Regional trains will not be operating.  Eurostar and FrecciaRossa however scheduled to run as normal. Whilst there are also certain major Regional train […]

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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 evenings are the perfect start to an evening in Florence. The evening begins with a […]

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IL GIOCO: Exhibition of works inspired by playing!

In the small Tuscan town of Montelupo Fiorentino, an exciting and interesting event is being inaugurated next Saturday, 19th June, featuring ‘opere ispirate al gioco’, or, works inspired by play. This year marks the sixth edition of this unusual event, being held at the town’s contemporary museum, Il Museo Contemporaneo, in Palazzo Pretorio. Displaying artworks […]

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Free things to do in Florence!

People flock to Florence from all over the world to see not only the beautiful art and architecture but also to experience the continuing traditions that date from the Renaissance. Traditions such as farming, building, cloth-making and other artisan techniques still thrive in Florence. Recognising this, the United Nations heritage organisation UNESCO has recently opened […]

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