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Christmas is coming and again this year comes back with the Christmas markets, first of all the Weihnachtsmarkt, the German Christmas Market in Piazza Santa Croce.

Posted on 23/11/2017

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The marathon runners from all over the world meet in Florence on the last Sunday of November. Firenze Marathon has become an internationally important sporting event

Posted on 23/11/2017

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December is the darkest period of the year. And the time before Christmas is supposed to be a little bit "low season". But not in Florence, because here you'll find F-Light!

Posted on 22/11/2017

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For two days (December 2nd and 3rd) Florence will be pleasantly invaded by the sound of stringed instruments.

Posted on 13/11/2017

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On the first Sunday of the month state-owned museums and archaeological areas are open for free for everybody: it's Sunday at the Museum.

Posted on 8/11/2017

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If you have two days to visit Florence you can take in a larger area. You can follow this route even in one day if you want to see something different, or if you have already spent a little time in the city.

Posted on 6/11/2017

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The Cascine Park is the largest urban park in Europe and it's also the largest public park in the city (about 160 hectares). Its green area runs along the Arno from the "Ponte della Vittoria" Bridge to the "Ponte all'Indiano" bridge with a total length of approximately 3.5 kilometers.

Posted on 30/10/2017

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All visitors of the city of Florence are encouraged to love and respect it. The Florence Experience is something unique and unforgettable.

Posted on 26/10/2017

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Do not miss the exhibition at Palazzo Medici Riccardi dedicated to Keith Haring and Paolo Buggiani in the background of an incendiary New York in the early Eighties.

Posted on 25/10/2017

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FirenzeTurismo (just like this website) is the name of the tourist application to get information and tips about the city of Florence and around - always up to date and in English.

Posted on 24/10/2017

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Visits and themed routes between Palazzo Strozzi and Palazzo Vecchio.

Posted on 24/10/2017

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The second typical market of the city, Sant'Ambrogio market, has new eating facilities.

Posted on 24/10/2017

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This website gives account on the opening hours of the monuments and museums in Florence and surroundings. Please, open this article to download the updated opening hours of the museums in PDF format.

Posted on 20/10/2017

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If you happen to be sick or have an  accident during your holiday in Florence you can trust this new medical service.

Posted on 28/9/2017

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The San Firenze complex, once the city’s main courthouse, now has a new function as the home of the prestigious Centro Franco Zeffirelli, which plays multiple roles as the foundation’s office, school, museum and exhibition venue.

Posted on 27/9/2017

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The 16th century in Florence, third act. That is how we could define the important exhibit in Palazzo Strozzi.

Posted on 18/9/2017

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On a hot July morning Firenze Turismo has met the students in communication at the Florida State University, an American university that has a campus in town.

Posted on 6/9/2017

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Did you know that on the first Sunday of each month State Museums are free for everyone?

Posted on 31/8/2017

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A overhead bridge connects Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery: try a new visit of two of the city's most important museums.

Posted on 5/7/2017

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The Botanical garden is one of the oldest gardens in the world and it stretches over an area of more than two hectares, indoors and outdoors. The large warm and cold greenhouses date back to the nineteenth century and they are the largest in Italy: here, tropical and subtropical plants find shelter here.

Posted on 2/5/2017

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The entire complex of Santa Maria Novella is being recomposed. New spaces and new works of art to be admired at Santa Maria Novella.

Posted on 17/4/2017

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This itinerary is intended to be a simple invitation to discover all the other works by Michelangelo that are present in Florence besides the David (which is now an icon of mass tourism).

Posted on 6/4/2017

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The tourist contact center of Florence has a very easy number +39 055 000

Posted on 3/3/2017

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Museo della Specola, situated on Via Romana not far from the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, opened to the public in 1775 and is one of the oldest of the great European scientific museums.

Posted on 24/2/2017

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If a traveller needs to leave baggage (backpack, suitcase or even a trolley) in a safe place in town while taking a stroll before checking in at lodgings or continuing the journey, there are several possible places.

Posted on 14/2/2017

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The Little Temple of the Holy Sepulchre is permanently open to the public with access from the Marino Marini Museum.

Posted on 3/1/2017

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Do you feel like taking a walk in the countryside? The activities organized by the Fattoria di Maiano could be a great idea to spend a beautiful day with your family.

Posted on 26/12/2016

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The Egyptian Museum of Florence is the second most important in Italy after the museum of Turin and it is situated inside the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.

Posted on 3/11/2016

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Teatro Niccolini welcomes visitors to the Great Duomo Museum. A film will prepare the viewers so that they can understand the genesis of the monuments in Piazza Duomo and the masterpieces located there.

Posted on 24/10/2016

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One of the oldest European institutions of assistance to children has reopened its doors after a long period of refurbishment begun in 2010, with its splendid museum that has been completely restored.

Posted on 8/10/2016

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The Central Market in Florence is a civic institution, made of flavors and freshness. On the ground floor, food products have been bought since 1874, when the great iron structure was established by Mengoni as the new market in the city.

Posted on 4/10/2016

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The following question, which is one of the most frequently asked at the information offices, is: How can I reach Pisa or Siena or the seaside from Florence?

In the city there are many agencies that sell organized tours for these destinations, which are quite close and can be easily reached and visited for a daily trip.

Posted on 1/9/2016

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The part of the town on the left bank of the river Arno is called Oltrarno. 
Posted on 20/6/2016

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Florence has been a market town since the Middle Ages, and therefore offers an infinite number of small and large markets.

Posted on 6/6/2016

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City bus services (red and white, or blue and grey or orange buses) are run by ATAF and LI-NEA.
Posted on 3/6/2016

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Florence’s most ancient past is tied to the Etruscan civilization. It is known that the city was founded by the Romans, but the surrounding settlements were Etruscan and in many cases, the traces are still highly visible.

Posted on 31/5/2016

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New permanent exhibition at the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence, Palaeontology section: it tells the Stories of a whale.

Posted on 10/5/2016

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If you are not able to visit Florence during the low season (in November and in January-February) and you don't want to queue up, we recommend to make a reservation to the most visited museums of Florence so that you do not waste your time.

Posted on 10/5/2016

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The Arno River is among the first Italian rivers in order of length, as it stretches for 241 kilometers from its source on the southern slope of Mount Falterona, in the tosco-romangolo Apennines, to its mouth in the Ligurian Sea.

Posted on 13/4/2016

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Strolling in Piazza San Lorenzo with your eyes on the rooftops, you will notice an unusual building with a little dome in front of the church. It is the Ximeniano Observatory, a scientific institute that has been active for 250 years.

Posted on 1/3/2016

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Planning a trip is essential for anyone, even more for groups, including school ones. Here you will find a list of useful advices to organize your stay in all its aspects.

Posted on 28/1/2016

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Teatro Niccolini, the oldest theatre in Florence, was inaugurated in 1658 as the seat of the theatrical company called the ‘Accademia degli Infuocati’. This was one of the two Florentine dramatic companies that descended from the splitting up of the earlier ‘Accademia degli Immobili’ company.

Posted on 25/1/2016

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In the year of the "Jubilee of Mercy" on January 20, 2016, a completely renovated Museum of the Misericordia in Florence was opened to the public.

Posted on 21/1/2016

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Florence’s new Teatro dell’Opera (Opera House) is a large modern theatre built on the edge of the Cascine Park.

Posted on 10/1/2016

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A peaceful island in the middle of a crossroads of very busy streets on the main ring of avenues: this is the English cemetery in Florence.

Posted on 6/1/2016

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Since the Galileo Museum took this name (it was called Institute and Museum of History of Science), it has wished to give more emphasis to Galileo’s heritage.

Posted on 9/11/2015

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Located not far from the stadium, near Piazza Alberti, the abbey of San Salvi, of the Vallombrosa order, is off the main tourist routes.

Posted on 6/11/2015

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The Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence is completely new.

Posted on 17/10/2015

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The Pitti Palace, the “new home” of the ruling family selected by Eleanor of Toledo. A real royal palace for the lords of Florence and Tuscany, it is one of the city’s most known places.

Posted on 28/8/2015

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A special offer for families, new ways to discover the wonders of the city of Florence at all ages.

Posted on 5/6/2015

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Situated in the middle of the Italian peninsula, Florence is on the main rail link from Milan to Rome connecting the city of the North with the capital and the South.

Posted on 18/5/2015

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The museums managed by the state and present in Florence in some of the most famous locations in the city have paid special attention to visually impaired and blind people.

Posted on 7/5/2015

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A walking tour to the not so known church of San Bartolomeo at Monte Oliveto, on a panoramic position above Florence but close to the city center.

Posted on 6/5/2015

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Florentia, the Roman city, an aspect all to be discovered in an APP.

Posted on 26/3/2015

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In this section you will find useful information about peculiarities while travelling with your pet.

Posted on 26/3/2015

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Born in 2014 out of an urban renewal plan, on the basis of a project by architect Renzo Piano, Le Murate. Contemporary Art Projects offers exhibitions, meetings, performances and workshops focused on the issues and artistic languages of contemporary art.

Posted on 4/2/2015

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A beautiful short trip from Florence combines the visit to the two Medici villas of Castello and Petraia.

Posted on 24/11/2014

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Starting from Brunelleschi's Dome to the terracotta vase, here we will explain which Florence icons is worth visiting and why.

Posted on 13/11/2014

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Interested in discovering the oldest tradition of ice-cream making, ceramics and leather manufactury? Visit some of the historic shops in the heart of Florence, where you can try traditional food and buy high quality products!

Posted on 27/8/2014

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Dedicated to Italian art in the Twentieth Century, the Museum Novecento offers a selection of around 300 works distributed in 15 rooms, besides a study room, a department for Prints and Drawings and a room for conferences and screenings.

Posted on 31/7/2014

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Palazzo Medici Riccardi is the prototype of civil Renaissance architecture. Situated in via Cavour, which was once called via Larga (or large street) the Palace is one of the most beautiful in the city.

Posted on 1/7/2014

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Amerigo Vespucci Airport is situated on the north-west outskirts of Florence, just 4 kilometres from the city centre. Easy to reach by bus, taxis or car.

Posted on 1/6/2014

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Getting around in Florence and in its territory.

Posted on 22/4/2014

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The exhibition of Folon’s works at Forte Belvedere was memorable. That was back in 2005. Now Folon has returned to Florence after his premature death in the month of October of that year.

Posted on 15/4/2014

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Welcome on FirenzeTurismo, the official website for tourism in and around Florence.

Posted on 7/4/2014

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How to combine your stay in Florence with walking or jogging: this APP tells you how, where and for how long. Its name: The walking city

Posted on 2/4/2014

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The Museo Casa Siviero is actually a house that you enter feeling a bit intrigued, a bit intruder.
The small villa on the Lungarno Serristori has the appearance of a normal dwelling; the entrance is beside the garden.

Posted on 1/4/2014

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If you are in Florence for several days, or have been here before, we offer some suggestions for learning even more,
 
Posted on 24/3/2014

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24 hours in Florence: the city is worth rather more, but you can at least get some idea of it.

Posted on 24/3/2014

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Palazzo Vecchio: it was the seat of the city’s supreme governing body, but from 1540 Cosimo I de’ Medici restored it completely in order to transfer his family and court there.

Posted on 17/3/2014

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Who thinks that Florence is only the cradle of the Renaissance?
Florence is universally considered to be the City of art par excellence, an everlasting outdoor museum with its priceless heritage, the perception of the city is surely univocal in everyone’s mind; the main idea is that of a city basically linked to the Renaissance.
Posted on 6/12/2013

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More than a century of football history on display at Coverciano
Ranging from Maradona’s jersey to the World Cups won by Italy, from Paolo Rossi’s mythical 20 in the World Cup in Spain to a vast collection of postage stamps from all over the world on the subject of football, the Museo del Calcio in Coverciano, Florence, offers an extensive and fascinating panorama of Italy’s best loved sport.
Posted on 24/11/2013

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It is not enough known but it is an important museum for Florence. A long and accurate restorations work aimed at re-establishing the configuration which its founder, the antiquarian Stefano Bardini, had originally given the exhibition.

Posted on 21/5/2013

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Santa Croce is a very central city quarter, with many venues of historical importance and not to be missed.

Posted on 13/4/2013

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San Giovanni quarter  is the very heart of the city. The name is the same of the Baptistry of Florence, just in front of the gothic Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore.

Posted on 13/4/2013

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In the Santa Maria Novella quarter there are many interesting buildings, churches and museums to visit.
Posted on 13/4/2013

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Tourist buses or coaches coming to Florence should consider the Limited Traffic Zone for buses.

Posted on 1/4/2012

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