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Holiday Events and Travel Tips in Florence

Holiday Events and Travel Tips in Florence November 23, 2011 | Events, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Florence is starting to put up the lights for the Christmas season already and soon they will be shining bright. As the month of December draws closer these city lights will be lit every night. A sight to see. Especially if you take a stroll down Via dei Calzaiuoli towards Piazza della Signoria the lights...

Notte Bianca–Oltrarno June 25th

Notte Bianca–Oltrarno June 25th June 24, 2011 | Events | Read More
The festa of the year is happening on June 25th! After Calcio Storico, the fireworks, the original Notte Bianca will take place. Festivities will start at 7pm on Saturday. This is not to be missed! The shops, restaurants and bars pour into the streets, celebrating past midnight. Every piazza will have...

Calcio Storico–June 24th

Calcio Storico–June 24th June 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
A tradition starting back in the 16th century, Calcio Storico will take place in Piazza Santa Croce on June 24th. The game of calcio (soccer) is no ordinary game, it is cross between rugby and soccer. But much more violent. Before noblemen played in this physical game which is in honor of San Giovanni...

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti

Florence Wine Event-Piazza Pitti June 3, 2011 | Events | Read More
Are you craving some wine? Are you a wine lover? Then you have arrived in Florence just in time for the Florence Wine Event being held in the Oltrarno. Tomorrow starts this exciting wine-tasting event! From the 3rd of June to 5th, all the vineyards, Tenutas, Villas will be showcasing their collection...

Firenze Gelato Festival 2011

Firenze Gelato Festival 2011 May 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
As I reported last year, Firenze Gelato Festival was a big hit and here we again at the 2nd annual festival. This year it isn’t as big but that is alright. The festival will take place in Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Pitti. There will be laboratories to view how the ice cream is made and...

Festival d’Europa May 6th-10th

Festival d’Europa May 6th-10th May 5, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
This weekend will be full of activities such as conferences, exhibits and all kinds of cultural events. Over 50 activities and cultural events will be taking place from Piazza Signoria to Piazza Repubblica. There will be a Conference on the State of the Union which is by reservation only. But it will...

Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro)

Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro) April 18, 2011 | Events | Read More
Don’t miss this Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro) on Sunday April 24th at 11am in Piazza del Duomo. There will be a huge crowd of people outside the Baptistery waiting for the ‘colombina’, which is dove-shaped rocket that ignites the cart full of pyrotechnics and fireworks....

Museums are Free from 16th to 17th

Museums are Free from 16th to 17th March 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Starting on March 16th at 7pm to March 17 til 1am, all state and municipal museums will be open to visitors and it will be free to everyone who enters. The reason is to celebrate the unification of Italy which was 150 years ago on March 17th. And who says Italy doesn’t deserve another national...

Artisinal Chocolate Festival Feb 6th-13th

Artisinal Chocolate Festival Feb 6th-13th February 4, 2011 | Events | Read More
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Artistinal Chocolate Festival is being held in Piazza Santa Croce. There will be 25-plus chocolate makers showing off their goodness of chocolate. Savor a taste and even have a chocolate heart gift wrapped for your sweetheart. In participation with the upcoming...

Trussardi in 1911

Trussardi in 1911 January 10, 2011 | Events | Read More
The fashion season starts in Florence this month. All is a flutter in Palazzo Pitti and Stazione Leopolda. This year it is the 79th annual Pitti Imagino Uomo and Trussardi is showing off their fantastic 100 years of bringing fashion to a new level for men. The event is being held at Stazione Leopolda...
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