Detail of Madonna di casa Pazzi by Andrea del Castagno, 1443

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, so the old saying goes (very old, apparently–The Guardian says it dates back to the 17th century!). Luckily for us, this month never lets up on free activities to welcome the start of spring. I don’t know about you, but after this winter I’ll […]

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Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici is our girl. If she were alive today, we would make this FFF duo a trio. She loves art, she loves Florence and, each February 18th, she makes it all free. As the last member of the Medici family, Anna Maria ensured before her death that the art collected, commissioned and inspired by her […]

A little link love to celebrate the holiday. Photo by Roberto.

Hello, friends! February has been kind to us so far, as we recently found out that we’ve been nominated in Italy Magazine’s Blog Awards again this year! Our post, 8 Tips for Maximizing Your Time in Florence, has been selected as a contender for Best Single Travel Post. We couldn’t be happier to be listed among some […]

Arno River in Florence

If you know just one bridge in Florence, know the Ponte Vecchio. If you know two bridges in Florence, make the second the Ponte Santa Trinita. The bridge of Santa Trinita lies in the shadow of the iconic Ponte Vecchio, just one bridge to its west, and is most often utilized as the perfect post-up for a view […]

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February: It’s so much more than Valentine’s Day. Especially in Florence. When you kindle romance 365 days a year like Italians do, a single giorno for showing affection feels a bit underwhelming. So this month, our events are focused on other things to celebrate, including free museums, Carnevale viaggi and a chocolate festival that doesn’t care if you’re single or […]

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When planning our trip to Italy back in 2013, we found ourselves in the midst of a booking snafu that was potentially very expensive and a bit embarrassing for the likes of two ladies who fancy themselves seasoned travel vets. In the end, we learned some great information we could share with you all, so we consider […]

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This week, the city of Florence was invaded. Invaded by an army of good-looking, impeccably dressed, fashion-savvy men. As one may imagine, the city did not put up much resistance. In fact, women reportedly flocked to the streets, nonchalantly “hanging out in caffè” and “reading in piazze.” For those of us who were not in Florence, we followed […]

CHERYL will perform and party at Palazzo Strozzi

Happy 2015, Florence friends! I’m not big on resolutions, but I will promise to never be this late again on a monthly event listing. Seeing as we’re over a week into the new year, I clearly started it off on a less-than-go-getter note. But! That just means I felt extra guilty and put even more effort into tracking […]

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The year 2014 convinced hundreds of thousands of people to dump buckets of ice water on their heads. It broke the internet with a photo of Kim Kardashian’s behind, that we simply cannot unsee. Most importantly, it captured a cryptic elevator attack by Solange on Jay Z – the mysterious circumstances of which will haunt us well into […]

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Florence during Christmas is wondrous, magical, sparkly, etc, etc, etc. It’s also a little weird. If you didn’t grow up in Florence, or Italy for that matter, it’s only natural to wonder what’s up with the witches everywhere. Or how about the men walking around in tights? And why are there oranges in the Christmas […]