A Virtual Florence Duomo Easter Visit

Upcoming & Ongoing

With the temporary closure of the Florence Cathedral complex, one would be forgiven for thinking that the architectural brilliance of Brunelleschi’s dome, plus the stunning frescoes that adorn the walls of the cupola, [...]



Wednesday, April 8

CLASSICAL MUSIC:  The Giuseppe Verdi opera Falstaff conducted by Zubin Metha. The Teatro del Maggio, not wanting to deprive listeners of entertainment, offers classical music to all from their archives [...]

Florence’s Empty Streets & Survival Guide

Practical Advice

The effects of mass tourism on downtown Florence is especially evident in light of the COVID-19 lockdown: significantly fewer permanent residents also thanks to a predominance of private rentals, Airbnbs, residences and hotels. There are [...]

March 25, the Traditional Florentine New Year


The traditional Florentine New Year has been always celebrated on the date of the feast of the Annunciation, March 25.  Following time-honored custom, from the years 1250 to 1750, Florentines would gather on that date [...]