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Chianti in Autumn

Chianti in Autumn

Do find out the magnificent Tuscany in Autumn. Your official local guide of Florence suggests a wonderful tour in Chianti: art, wine, ancient flavors and craftsmanship. The season is still very nice and and not too crowded. We will see nice little villages, where time has stopped, walled little ... More

Gucci opens its Museum

Gucci opens its Museum

Last September 26 the fashion brand Gucci opened its Museum at the Mercatanzia Palace in the Signoria Square in Florence. It was exactly where the famous maison was born in 1921. The Museum is distributed on three floors in a space of 1.700 square metres. At the ground floor the Cadillac ... More


Wine Town - wine tasting and much more

Wine Town - wine tasting and much more

From Saturday September 24 until Sunday September 25 WINE TOWN will be back to Florence. The wine exhibit has succeded in mixing two great Florentine traditions: the historical places belonging to the ancient families of wine producers and the enogastronomic experience of great brands. Next weekend ... More

Something new for the Duomo complex

Something new for the Duomo complex

The Opera of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence who run the monumental complex of the Duomo, of the Baptistry, of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, of the Cupola (Dome) and of Giotto’s Bell tower has recently decided the opportunity for tourists of a multiple ticket lasting 4 days which ... More


Dalì and Rodin: homage to Dante

Dalì and Rodin: homage to Dante

Until September 28th 2011, at the Church-auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence, is open the exhibition Dalì and Rodin : homage to Dante. It shows 120 prints and bronze sculptures by Salvador Dalì and 60 bronze statues and 160 drawings by Auguste Rodin from his monumental work ... More

Important to know

Important to know

In Florence, according to the event "Tuesday in Art" the most important State Museums of the city will be open freely in these days from 7:00 pm untill 11:00 pm: March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29 and December 27. The Museums are ... More


A brave proposal

A brave proposal

The city Governement of Florence, working on reorganizing the district of San Lorenzo, is thinking of a shocking project: completing the unfinished façade of the Church of San Lorenzo according to Michelangelo's drawing. Some years ago, on the occasion of "Suoni e luci" (Sounds and ... More

Fall in Florence

Fall in Florence

An intense Autumn is waiting for you in Florence. In September we start with the exhibition at the Strozzi Palace Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity. Then in October at the Pitti Palace, inside the celebrations for the 150 anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the ... More


Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity

Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity

Since last September 17th the Strozzi Palace in Florence hosts the exhibition Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfires of Vanity. The exhibit shows the birth of modern banking system and the followed economical boom which created the greatest artistic season of western world. Visitors ... More

Something different

Something different

Do choose something unusual and different. Please do reserve a Cenacoli tour (tour of Last Suppers) with your turist guide expert of renaisaance art; your private local guide in Florence will show you a different Florence, less showy, but wonderful as well! Do get off the too much beaten tracks and ... More