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.
May 3, 2019
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
CULTURE

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
TRAVEL

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 […]
October 9, 2018
TRAVEL

Accessible Florence

Amid the cobbled streets and crowded museums of Florence, visitors and residents with disabilities can face unexpected challenges. But beauty and heritage are for everyone to enjoy: that’s why Destination Florence is a staunch advocate of accessible tourism, a sector that’s on the rise as public knowledge of this theme grows. On the frontlines in […]
September 7, 2018
TRAVEL

When family visits Florence: itinerary ideas

If you’re studying abroad in Florence this semester or academic year, chances are you’ll have friends or family members eager to take advantage of your time in the Tuscan capital, organizing a trip and counting on you as their fearless guide. For a newly minted Florentine like yourself, few adventures will be more rewarding and […]
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 on July 21. Expect a “full-blast” experience, to put it mildly: around 1600 musicians from Italy and far beyond will come together to perform […]
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: […]