Bansky Street Art Show Extended to March 24

Until March 24, 2019: BANKSY: THIS IS NOT A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Open 9 am – 7 pm. Closed Wednesday. Admission: €10, reduced €6. Twenty prints of the artist’s best and most iconic pieces of street art are currently displayed in a Renaissance palace. Banksy is an anonymous artist and political activist from Bristol. His pieces generally include a satirical twist on the modern-day issues in politics and those facing society as a [...]

Sustainable Living: the FirenzeBIO Organic Event at the Fortezza

March 15 – 17: FirenzeBIO organic fair and market.  Fortezza da Basso. Open 10 am – 7 pm.  Free admission.  Organic and biodynamic products are showcased along with workshops, competitions, and other activities at FirenzeBIO to satisfy consumers in search of healthy and tasty food.  Returning to Florence for the second time, the organizers work to educate the public on environmental awareness, and also provide opportunities for businesses to partner in “going green.” [...]

A Taste of Florence’s 2019 ‘Taste’ Food Fair

Saturday, March 9 – Monday, March 11: TASTE.  Stazione Leopolda, Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 5.  Open to the general public Sat. & Sun. 2:30 – 7:30 pm, Mon. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Admission:  €20; children under 10 free. Pitti Taste will be returning with five sections entitled: Taste Tour, Tools, Shop, Ring and Fuori di Taste. One won’t be able to resist the aroma of its newer exhibits or traditional showcase of high quality food and [...]

March 2019 Free Museum Sunday

FREE MUSEUM SUNDAY (DOMENICA METROPOLITANA). No admission will be charged at Florence’s state-run museums. March 3, 2019  marks the last Free Museum Sunday until the fall.  So, take the opportunity to visit, for free: the Uffizi Gallery (8:15 am – 6:50 pm); the Palatine Gallery (8 am – 6:50 pm), the Modern Art Gallery (8 am – 6:50 pm), the Fashion and Costume Gallery  (8:15 am – 6:50 pm) in the Pitti Palace; [...]

An Interactive Dance Festival & Show: DanzainFiera 2019

Feb. 21 – 24: DANZAINFIERA. Fortezza da Basso.  Open Thursday 3 – 8 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 8 pm. Admission: 1 day €15, 4 days €40; free for children under 8; €10 for 8 – 10 year olds. Danzainfiera once again returns to Florence this year, better than ever. Come and experience four days packed with opportunities for dancers and non-dancers alike: instruction, contests, exhibitions, fashion shows, auditions, showcases and guest speakers. [...]

Free Museums & Historical Reenactment in Tribute to Anna Maria de’ Medici

A number of Florentine museums — thanks to the generous bequest of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici —  will be free to the public on February 18, the 276th anniversary of her death. Sites which offer free admission on the day include the city-run museums.  Palazzo Vecchio, including the archaeological site, will be open from 9 am to 7 pm, while the tower will be accessible from 10 am to 5 pm. The [...]

2019 Valentine Day Festivities in Florence

Climb the tower of Palazzo Vecchio to enjoy an elegant toast and the incredible nighttime panorama of Florence with your special someone this Valentine’s Day. Another way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to visit “Firenze e Cioccolato” in piazza Santa Croce (through February 17; hours 10 am – 8 pm; free admission), where skilled chocolatiers from all over Italy come together for this indulgent experience. CHOCOLATE FAIR PASSION Here, one will find chocolate [...]

Florence’s 2019 Chocolate Fair

February 8 – 17: ARTISAN CHOCOLATE FAIR (FIRENZE E CIOCCOLATO) Piazza Santa Croce. Open 10 am – 8 pm. Free admission. Chocolate lovers, residents and tourists alike, are all counting down to one premier event, Florence’s Artisan Chocolate Fair. For the last 15 years, Florence has the pleasure of hosting skilled chocolatiers from all over Italy who will come together for this indulgent experience. Providing the ideal backdrop, piazza Santa Croce is a place [...]

February 3 Free Museum Sunday

FREE MUSEUM SUNDAY (DOMENICA METROPOLITANA). No admission will be charged at Florence’s state-run museums. Take the opportunity to visit, for free: the Uffizi Gallery (8:15 am – 6:50 pm); the Palatine Gallery (8 am – 6:50 pm), the Modern Art Gallery (8 am – 6:50 pm), the Fashion and Costume Gallery  (8:15 am – 6:50 pm) in the Pitti Palace; the Academy Gallery (8:15 am – 6:50 pm); the Bargello (National Sculpture Museum, [...]

Uffizi Offers One-Day Price Deal to Couples

Raphael’s famous portraits of Angolo Doni and his wife Maddalena Strozzi are part of the Uffizi collection, and on Thursday, January 31, their 515th wedding anniversary, the gallery is offering two tickets for the price of one to couples who wish to tour the museum that day. To admire the masterpieces of the Uffizi will cost €6 per person for a couple instead of €12 at the ticket office all day. “This special [...]