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Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks

Notte Bianca and San Giovanni fireworks February 23, 2012 | Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Fireworks lighting up the sky on a warm summer night while people gather in Santo Spirito and listen to music and eat street food. These events only happen in Florence and they happen every summer. As the month of June ends, Florence celebrates its patron saint, St John the Baptist or San Giovanni. This...

Mostra Mercato di Piante e Fiori: Spring Flowers and Plants

January 31, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Starting on April 25th my favorite market comes back to town. Mostra Mercato di Piante e Fiori takes place each year in the Giardino dell’Orticoltura from the 25th of April until the 1st of May. This is a great festival for all you green thumbs out there. The garden is packed with all types of flowers...

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...

Christmastime in Florence

Christmastime in Florence December 13, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
This is my first time in Florence in December. I have always returned home to Chicago before the festivities of lights and markets appeared. I have been taking a lot of long walks alone and with friends to admire the way Florentines view Christmas here. I had an idea of what the city would transform...

WineTown Firenze, European Festa, Agriculture Festa

WineTown Firenze, European Festa, Agriculture Festa September 30, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Winetown Florence 2010 starts today until Sunday the 3rd.  It is 4 days with 30 locations such as piazze and palazzi with wine-tasting going on.  Grab a handful of your friends and drink wines from all the world.  Stop at a kiosk, buy a wine card which comes with a glass and begin enjoying all...
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