Summer 2018

Tuesday, August 14

SPECIAL EVENTS: TUSCAN BISTECCA (STEAK) FESTIVAL.  Cortona.  5 pm – midnight.  BALESTRO DEL GIRIFALCO. Crossbow competition, Massa Marittima.  EXHIBITIONS: THE ELEGANCE OF SPEED.  Andito degli Angiolini, Pitti Palace. ISLAMIC ART AND [...]

This Week

Florence State-Run Museums Open for Ferragosto 2018

Many Florence landmarks and museums will be closed for the Italian mid-summer holiday, August 15, but the following will be accessible to visitor that day in the city of the Renaissance: The Uffizi, the Accademia [...]

Raphael & Rubens Show Extended at the Horne


Until September 30, 2018: Raphael, Rubens , Tiepolo and Others: Studies from the 16th to the 18th Centuries.  Horne Museum, via de’ Benci 6.  Open daily 10 am – 2 pm, closed Wednesday and holidays. Admission € [...]

Frame-worthy Fashion at Palazzo Pitti

Arts Guide

TRACCE 2018. Costume Gallery, Pitti Palace. Pitti Palace open Tuesday – Sunday 8:15 am-6:15 pm. Admission € 16, reduced € 8. While it’s true that Italy is home to contemporary fashion power houses such as [...]

Florentine Specialties, Gluten (and Guilt) Free

Food in Florence

The courtyard next to Santa Maria Maggiore will bustle with music and a smorgasbord of gluten-free food-stands on Thursday, July 19 for Quinoa Restaurant’s annual Sagra Senza Glutine. Florentine classics like mouthwatering porchetta and lampredotto [...]

Toes in the Sand, Nose in a Book

Top Picks

Summer reading is, ideally, the time during which you can catch up on those stacks of books at your bedside that you didn’t have either the time or stamina to get through during the workweek. [...]