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Opera and Florence merge in MaggioMusicArt

The four cultural experiences offered by Destination Florence and Teatro del Maggio consist of exclusive occasions of opera coupled with themed itineraries.

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Savour the spring with Destination Florence

Surprise someone special with a memorable outing in the city.

ART + CULTURE

Bringing Pinocchio back to Tuscany

Pinocchio’s main message goes far beyond the story of a puppet with a lie-detecting nose. This multilayered text highlights what it means to be Italian, and more specifically, Tuscan.    ...

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Livorno, port of culture

An industrious city with its centuries-old port, Livorno is also a seat of contemporary culture. The Florentine explores the artistic depths of Livorno on behalf of Toscana Promozione Turistica, Tuscany’s ...

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Destination Florence in 2022

Destination Florence sets out their programme for the year ahead with themes and suggestions for each month. On their blog and website, you’ll find endless ideas for experiences and adventures ...

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Alternative art tour of Pisa

There’s far more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower, the sweeping curve of the River Arno and Galileo Galilei Airport. The Florentine spent a day exploring all things artistic in ...

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Give the gift of Florence

Gift giving is sometimes difficult, but not at all so when you’re presented with the option of wrapping up an entire city under the Christmas tree. This year, Destination Florence ...

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Dante in Tuscany: Casentino and Pisa

Baptized Durante di Alighiero degli Alighieri and often referred to simply as Dante, the Florentine poet, writer and philosopher stayed true to his Tuscan identity throughout his years spent in ...

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Best events in Florence this September, 2021

As we unpack our beach bags and ease ourselves into routine, these top events keep the holiday feeling going.   SHOW/ Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Solo  September 14, 9pm   ...

FOOD + WINE

Truffle hunting in Tuscany

“We have truffles all year round in Tuscany,” explains Massimo, as he releases Stella the dog from the spacious pen next to the family home. “But they’re different depending on ...

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Tips for a memorable long weekend in Tuscany

In a region as spectacular as Tuscany, it’s normal to feel like there’s simply never enough time to take in all its wonders. Thankfully, carefully curated tours make fitting in ...

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Green glorious green

If there’s one lesson we have all learned over the last few months, it’s that good health and nature are the most precious things on the planet. Combine the two ...

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From towers to palaces: a walk through history

Florence is universally recognized as the birthplace of the Renaissance, yet many people are unaware that the city has a pre-Renaissance past of great cultural importance. This period is defined ...

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Geocaching in Italy

Our summer holidays may have required a rethink and while seeking things to do closer to home, it doesn’t take long to come up with an exciting alternative: geocaching, an ...

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Florence Virtual Tour

Explore Florence from afar with this virtual tour from 360 photographer Fabio Casati

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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 ...

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On your bike

With the festivities behind us and fitness trackers strapped to our wrists, two cyclists reveal the perils and pleasures of biking in and around Florence. One thing’s for sure, it’s ...

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Flaneuring in Florence

Ask people what’s their favourite thing about the city and many will tell you “getting lost”.   There is something exhilarating about wandering the cobblestone streets and seeing where they ...

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Tuscany and Piedmont: lands of similarities

The golden hour tinges the sinuous vine-wrapped valley on the last night of two weeks travelling the myriad glories of Piedmont’s Langhe Monferrato Roero and Tuscany’s Valdichiana Senese and Val ...

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Summer sights in Florence: towers, fortresses and gates

A number of guided tours, organized by the Mus.e Association, are available this summer around the city’s towers, fortresses and gates.             Forte Belvedere   ...

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Panzano Arte: a contemporary art trail

  Panzano is gearing up to host an art trail with a French feel. More than 30 sculptures will be exhibited in the Chianti town and across four iconic vineyards ...

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Fake tour operators and how to spot them

Florence’s historical centre is itself a masterpiece. Fiavet, a national association of tour operators and travel agencies, actively cares for consumers of travel experiences.

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Walk the way of the gods this May

Threading its way through the Apennine mountains, the Via degli Dei is a 130-kilometre-long hiking route between Florence and Bologna.   The path’s name, which translates as the Way of ...

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Flights, sights and archives: Leonardo da Vinci in Florence

Although he was born in the Tuscan town of Vinci and died in France, Leonardo da Vinci is inextricably linked to Florence.   His career was shaped in the city ...

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