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The Feast of St. John, the patron saint of Florence

June 24 is the Feast of St. John, the patron saint of Florence. On the day there are many planned events to mark the event. It starts with a fabulous historic parade: with historic figures, flag bearers, drummers, and costumed ladies and knights through the streets of Florence. In addition to the costume parade there …

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Historic Florentine Soccer

One of the traditions in Florence that made the biggest impression on me when I moved here ten years ago was definitely Historic Florentine Soccer. This age-old tournament, which Florentines take very seriously, takes place in the Piazza di Santa Croce in June in the days before June 24th, when we celebrate Saint John, the …

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From the Renaissance to contemporary art showcased at Palazzo Strozzi

I consider Palazzo Strozzi is one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance palazzi. It’s majestic, but still fits well between the Piazza Strozzi and Via Tornabuoni. Its charming interior courtyard is a nice place to meet friends and enjoy a break after visiting the many exhibits that the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi puts on. Right now …

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Dal Rinascimento all’arte contemporanea, in mostra a Palazzo Strozzi

Considero Palazzo Strozzi uno tra i più bei palazzi rinascimentali italiani, imponente ma allo stesso tempo ben collocato tra l’omonima Piazza Strozzi e via Tornabuoni. L’affascinante cortile interno può essere considerato un piacevole luogo di ritrovo, dove godere di una sosta dopo aver visitato le innumerevoli mostre che la Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi organizza. In questo …

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Winetown, back in town!

Winetown is returning to Florence for its fourth edition on Friday, May 17 and Saturday May 18, 2013. Dedicated to the world of wine, the event will take place in various squares and historical buildings throughout Florence. Some of these buildings are not normally open to the public but will open their doors for these …

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The Dalì exhibition in Florence: we were there.

Welcome to a world of dreams… amidst the sculptures of the world’s most famous surreal artist, the great Dalì. Through May 25, you can visit “The Dalì Universe” at Palazzo Medici Riccardi (a minute walk from Piazza Duomo). The show includes more than a thousand works, including sculptures, graphics, and furniture by the mad genius. …

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One of Florence’s most important events: the Explosion of the Cart

In Italy Easter is a much celebrated holiday. Italians celebrate this important period of the year for the Church not only because it is a major Catholic holiday. It is also a chance to take a break and get together with family (those who a far away often go home for the holiday). Photo credits: …

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Home Made Chocolate Fair in Florence

As announced on our first post, I am glad to present you some of the very best events in Florence. Let’s start with a tasteful event: the 9th edition of the Home Made Chocolate Fair in Florence. It’s the first time this delectable exhibition is taking place in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, just in front …

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