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 to learn more about Florence's offerings.
July 15, 2020

A summer staycation in Florence

Your original summer plans may have been cast aside, but never fear; there’s a great summer stretching out in front of you. If you are lucky enough to be staycationing in Florence, the memorable ways to spend it are infinite. Here, we’ve combined essential elements for the perfect summer: food and wine, culture and adventure, […]
March 3, 2020

Discovering Dante and the dark side of Florence

Take a wander through the Medieval Florence of The Divine Comedy. With March 25 declared Dante Day in advance of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, we’re exploring the paths of the supreme poet in his (and our) beloved Florence to do the honourable poet justice. The date of March 25 was […]
November 19, 2019

The gift of Florence

Whether you’ve been here for days, months or years, one thing we can all agree on is that Florence is a beautiful city that everyone should see. This Christmas, why not give someone that gift and grant them the chance to make unforgettable memories in the Renaissance city.           Where to […]
July 10, 2019

Renaissance drama and fine dining with Florence Live Theatre

Combining food, wine, theatre and Renaissance tradition, this is an unforgettable step back in time, recreating the favourite pastime of the Medici family during an evening of Renaissance drama and fine dining with Florence Live Theatre.           Available on Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9.30pm, have your food served by […]
May 14, 2019

Leonardo drink + movie nights at the Cinema Odeon

From June 17 to July 21, Florence’s much-loved Cinema Odeon is hosting a daily drinks and movie night to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci, courtesy of   The daily cultural evenings begin with a glass of wine and culinary dishes inspired by Vinci, Leonardo’s birthplace, before moving to the historic auditorium for a screening of […]

Firenze Rocks: the biggest rock event in Italy

Firenze Rocks returns from June 13 to 16 with a roster of top international artists performing their only dates in Italy. The lineup includes Tool (June 13), Ed Sheeran (June 14), Eddie Vedder (June 15), The Cure (June 16), and many more acts!   Held at Florence’s Visarno Arena, the 2019 edition follows in the […]
May 3, 2019

Florence Cocktail Week is served

Building on the success of previous editions, Florence Cocktail Week returns this May with a celebration of dressed-up drinks. Organised by Paola Mencarelli and Lorenzo Nigro, the event, which runs from May 12, will feature masterclasses, roundtables and tasting sessions.
April 20, 2019

Highlights at the International Handicrafts Trade Fair

Nothing about the monumental 16th century Fortezza da Basso screams “shiny and new.” But the 83rd edition of the Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato (International Handicrafts Trade Fair, also known as MIDA), running from April 24 to May 1 inside the stronghold, is perhaps the most modern and innovative one yet. It’s a fitting shift for 2019, […]
April 5, 2019

A brand new edition of the Florence International Artisan Fair

Innovation and tradition have always been the common threads linking together various editions of the Florence International Artisan Fair (Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato). This year, those words take on further meaning.   The 2019 edition, scheduled to run from April 24 until May 1 at the Fortezza da Basso, will be an extraordinary event with a […]
November 6, 2018

Pet-friendly hotels in the heart of Florence

Pets sure do make life a whole lot more fun, but there’s one thing you can usually count on them complicating (or at least making much more expensive). We’re of course talking about vacation and travel plans: boarding pets is never cheap, but striking a bargain with a non-professional pet sitter is risky. What’s a […]