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Blog - Florence with Guide

Santi di Tito Resurrezione

The Cinquecento in Florence.

So much happened in the 1500’s:  the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Reformation (aka Catholic Revival), […]

Luca della Robbia, Putti, Mudi, Firenze

The Hospital of the Innocents

Last June 24th the Innocenti Museum was reopened after extensive renovation work and just after […]

monumento_piazza Tasso

WWII and Liberation in Florence

Italy’s Liberation Day (Festa della Liberazione), or simply April 25 is a national Italian holiday […]

Michelangelo, Pietà; Firenze

The New Museum of the Duomo

After one year of intense work (and some 10 years planning!) the Duomo Museum finally […]

7.2-Millet Angelus

Divine Beauty at Palazzo Strozzi

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence hosts a winter exhibition Divine Beauty dedicated to modern sacred art […]

Iris, Firenze, Giardino dell'iris

The Florentine Iris: history of a symbol

The Red Lily is the symbol, the emblem that represents Florence and is inspired by […]

Leonardo, Vasari and Dan Brown

Federico Giannini is a young art historian who wrote this article on his popular  website […]

Congiura dei pazzi

April Blood

It is April 26th 1478 and the setting is the Duomo of Santa Maria del […]


Celebrate the Florentine New Year

From the seventh century the Catholic Church officially celebrates the Annunciation (and the Incarnation of […]

What awaits us in 2015: exhibitions

Between the City of Florence, the Museums, Expo and Palazzo Strozzi we expect a year […]

Pontormo e Rosso

Pontormo and Rosso at Palazzo Strozzi

The magnificent altarpiece by Rosso Fiorentino on display at Palazzo Strozzi summarizes the meaning and […]

fontana di Cellini sul Ponte Vecchio

Cellini on Ponte Vecchio

The restoration of the fountain on Ponte Vecchio A few months ago the restoration of […]

The legend of the Florentine T-Bone steak

The Origin The steak has an old and fascinating story, truly a legend. According to tradition […]

A Florentine readlist

This is of course a work in progress, we will try to keep the list […]

Happy Birthday Pinocchio!

The anniversary   Once upon a time there was … anniversary! Well, my dear readers […]

azalee e glicini giardino Bardini

Visiting gardens in Florence and around.

The Tuscan landscape has been charming travelers since the Middle Ages: the construction of villas, […]

Ponte alla carraia, vista di Oltrarno, San Miniato

Walk in Oltrarno

If you have decided to stroll in the Oltrarno, maybe after a tour of the […]

giardino delle rose

5 art sites to see in Florence for free

The offer of art in Florence is unrivalled, but tickets and entrance fees can become […]

Magi, Medici and Stars

The Three Kings and the beginning of the story The origins of  The Ride of […]

All the Michelangelos in Florence

A first approach to Michelangelo as sculptor and architect should focus on the most famous works visible […]

Markets in Florence

Markets of Florence A visit to Florence markets allows the visitor an opportunity to experience […]

Donatello Protome Carafa

Springtime of the Renaissance at Palazzo Strozzi

A new exhibit on Renaissance   In mass media and popular culture there is a […]

Visiting Villa Caruso

Spring has finally arrived, more and more events are held on weekends and most of […]


Machiavelli’s Prince 1513-2013

On February 19th Florence celebrated the 500th anniversary of Niccolò Machiavelli’s imprisonment with an historical […]

Visiting Florence with children.

As Florence with guide we have put together activities in museums and in the city […]


The wise princess: Anna Maria Medici

That Florence is still overwhelmingly full of artistic masterpieces we owe in greater part to the […]

Brunelleschi tour of Florence

“He was given to us by Heaven to give new form to architecture” said the biographer Giorgio Vasari about Filippo […]

Florence with Cinema

 Florence in the movies: locations, movie theaters, actors   As far as we know the […]

Clet via Tavolini

Those strange road signs in Florenze

Many people visiting Florence stop quizzically to look at some strange road signs scattered around […]

The Spanish Chapel

The Spanish Chapel was originally planned around 1345 as the chapter room of Santa Maria […]

Plate of the flood in Santa Croce

Remembering the flood.

On November 4th 1966 Florence was ravaged by a flood that covered the city and […]

The Thirties: exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

The exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi this winter calls attention back on a controversial and complex […]

Andrea_del_Sarto_Madonna_of_the_Harpies, Uffizi

Andrea del Sarto, a poem by Robert Browning

But do not let us quarrel any more, No, my Lucrezia; bear with me for […]