European Heritage Days 2018: €1 & Free Museum Admission

Florence museums will participate in European Heritage Days by offering special hours and events — in addition to free and €1 admission — across the city. Within Italy, the festival is coordinated by the Ministry for Patrimony with the aim of emphasizing the central role of cultural heritage in Italian society. This year, Florence festivities will run from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23.  The celebrations will commence with an extraordinary opportunity on Friday, [...]

May 19 Florence’s European Museum Night Openings

To celebrate the cultural aspects of the EU, the third Saturday in May is designated European Museum Night (Notte dei Musei), offering dinnertime visiting hours and discounted admission. This year, the following art sites can be visited for €1 on May 19 during the following hours:  the Bargello National Sculpture Museum and the Medici Chapels (5 – 8 pm) in addition to: the Uffizi Gallery,  the Accademia and the San Marco Museum (7 [...]

Ideas for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

Christmas time is surely wonderful anywhere in the world, with invitingly decorated shops to entice people in from the cold and magically lit-streets to celebrate the best season of all, however, we sometimes forget the stress that also comes with this period of the year.  It is sometimes hard knowing what to give as a present to our relatives and friends, but fear not – as it is always worth trying a local [...]

€1 Florence Museum Ticket for ‘European Heritage Day’

September 23 & 24; European Heritage Days 2017.  Florence museums. This coming Saturday and Sunday, residents and tourists in Florence are welcome at the event ‘European Heritage Days.’ A series of thematic tours and free and nearly free admission along with special initiatives is scheduled in all state run museums and other public spaces in the city. Promoted yearly by the European Council and the European Commission since 1991, this year’s theme is [...]

The San Niccolò Tower Reopens

  The San Niccolò tower, the city’s only medieval gate to retain its original height, reopened for the season on June 24.  Tours of this ancient landmark with a unique view of Florence (€4) will be offered every half hour from 5 to 8 pm in English, Italian, French and Spanish through August 31, and 4 to 7 pm between September 1 – 30. Just below Piazzale Michelangelo in the Oltrarno quarter of [...]

Gourmet Lunch at 16 Euro

Gourmet Lunch at 16 Euro

Alle Murate, situated in the ancient palace of the Notary and Judges Guild (Palazzo dell’Arte dei Guidici e Notai), offers a full four-course lunch, Unico, to art-lovers and food-enthusiasts alike, all for the modest price of 16 euro. “Unico” features one set menu that changes daily, based on what is freshest. Guests receive salad, a soup or a pasta dish, main course and vegetable, bread and a dessert for the set price, excluding [...]

Free Wine or Ceramic Dish at Antico Fattore

Free Wine or Ceramic Dish at Antico Fattore

Trattoria Antico Fattore Via Lambertesca 1/3r 055/288975 Open 12 noon – 3 pm for lunch, 7 – 10:30 pm for dinner; closed Sunday By mentioning Vista magazine, the diner at Trattoria Antico Fattore has a choice of receiving either a free bottle to take home of Togaio red or Libaio white wine at the end of the meal or a free Tuscan ceramic dish. Since 1929, Trattoria Antico Fattore has played a part in the [...]