Author: Destination Florence

Destination Florence is the official marketplace of the City of Florence, the first and only one stop shop for purchasing the city's tourism services, from hotel reservations to museum tickets, theater performances, guided tours and more. Head to destinationflorence.com to learn more about Florence's offerings.
July 2, 2018
LIFESTYLE

Live music around Florence in summer 2018

After the fever surrounding Firenze Rocks, the sprawling arena-rock festival that lured crowds of locals and tourists to the Cascine, it could be easy for concert organizers of Florence to pat themselves on the back and call it a day. But as the summer goes on, the live music scene will only pick up more […]
June 28, 2018
VIDEO

A few words with Fabio Zaffagnini

  Whether you’re a bona-fide rock roadie type or just a casual concertgoer, there’s one music event this summer in Florence that’s an absolute must: the Rockin’ 1000 That’s Live Village. Expect a “full-blast” experience, to put it mildly: around 1600 musicians from Italy and far beyond will come together to perform classics from global […]
June 12, 2018
LIFESTYLE

Picnicking in and around Florence

Beaches and bathing suits aside, nothing signals the imminent arrival of summer quite like the art of eating all’aperto. Seeing and being seen dining outdoors – whether hunched over tiny piazza tables or taking in views on exclusive terraces – is a sacred rite of Florentine summer. But just as fun (and easier on your […]
May 14, 2018
TRAVEL

Discover the Fattoria di Maiano

The Fattoria di Maiano is the largest and most important agricultural company in the Florentine hills. Its three hundred hectares stretch from Fiesole to Settignano, an area that includes Monte Ceceri, the mountain from which Leonardo da Vinci first launched his flying machine in 1506. Ph. via FattoriadiMaiano.com The farm focuses on two main sectors: […]
May 3, 2018
TRAVEL

Your Sunset in Florence

  There’s something quite singular about Tuscan light. That soft, golden sunset that borders on grapefruit, painting Renaissance villas and vine-covered hills in whimsical shades of blush. At sunset, the Florentine countryside becomes a scene of ethereal tones, the picture-perfect Eden we all dream Tuscany to be…   We know the scene: windows rolled down, […]
April 7, 2018
FOOD + WINE

The roots of Tuscan wine

Luca Perfetto, co-founder and CEO of Florencetown, speaks with us about wine tours, production history and the company’s new winery. Founded in 2006, Florencetown is a Florence-based tour operator offering top-notch experiences in Florence and Tuscany. Our company began with the focus of providing high-quality excursions from Florence and has since developed to cover transportation, […]
April 6, 2018
FOOD + WINE

Your Florence wine guide

The Tuscan capital is found a cork’s throw from Chianti, a region renowned for its production of mostly Sangiovese ruby-red delight. For the foreign imagination, Tuscans and wine have become somewhat synonymous–after all, “wine makes blood,” as Florentines often say. Ph. Alberto Sarrantonio   Of course, the region boasts a history of winemaking that predates […]
March 26, 2018
FOOD + WINE

Gelato: a Florentine invention

Folks worldwide flock to this Renaissance city with more motives than one, but its oh-so famous, lip-smacking gelato is reason alone to visit. Unbeknownst to many, the tasty treat is said to boast Florentine roots in the city’s court, linking your modern-day indulgence with Florence’s glorious history. Records of frozen desserts akin to today’s gelato […]