Museum Rules

Do not touch the artworks. Do not lean on the sculptures or walls. Do not smoke. Do not throw chewing gum onto the floor. Do not eat or drink. Do not sit on the ground or on the protection barriers. Do not speak in loud voices. Do not run. Do not have an unruly conduct …

Non-Catholic churches

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF ST. MARK’S (CHURCH OF ENGLAND): Via Maggio, 16. 055 294764. Sundays at 9am and 10:30 (sung). Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 9:30a.m.; Wednesday 10a.m. / Friday 12:30p.m.   CHRISTIAN ADVENTIST CHURCH: Via Guelfa, 12. 055 287340. Saturday, Bible studies, 9:30a.m. Service, 10:30a.m. Via del Pergolino, 12. 055 412014. Saturday School 9:30a.m., Service 11 a.m. CHURCH OF …

Off the beaten path

Palazzo Davanzati. Antique family home in the city center, recently restored. Visitors can see what domestic life was like during Renaissance, and enjoy the reconstruction of the interiors of an ancient local home. Nice example of 14th century housing architecture, showing the transition from the medieval tower house to the Renaissance building. All rooms are …

Firenzecard

The Firenzecard is a way for tourists and locals alike to visit the countless museums the city has to offer. For 72€, the card includes the cost of entrance, the ticket for the exhibition, and the reservation for all the museums of the Firenzecard Circuit. Also, a Firenzecard customized ticket valid for three days on …

Tourist Information

TOURIST INFO POINTS: Via Cavour, 1r – 055 290833 Vespucci Airport (Florence) 055 315874 Piazza del Duomo – 055 215440 Piazza Stazione, 4 – 055 212245 EMERGENCIES: Emergency Phone Number: 113 Ambulance Service: 118 Carabinieri (National Military Police): 112 Environmental Emergency: 1515 Fire Department: 115 HEALTH SERVICES: 24/7 Medical Service: Piazza Duomo: 055 212221 Open …

Trains leaving Florence

Firenze to Roma: 6:50 – 8:35 7:38 – 9:10 8:39 – 10:10 9:04 – 10:35 9:38 – 11:10 10:04 – 11:35 10:38 – 12:10 11:04 – 12:35 11:38 – 13:10 12:094 – 13:35 12:38 – 14:10 13:04 – 14:35 13:38 – 15:10 14:04 – 15:35 14:38 – 16:10 15:04 – 16:35 15:38 – 17:10 16:04 …

Chestnut Festival

By Emily Baqir The 52nd annual Marradi Chestnut Festival will begin on Sunday, October 4 offering visitors traditional delicacies of the brown nut. The festival takes place every Sunday in October. Per usual, food stalls will be selling typical local products such as chestnut cake, chestnut jam, roasted chestnuts and more.   A highlight of …

Bar Owner Proposes Tourist Fee for Venice

The owner of the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice, Arrigo Cipriani, proposed last month that tourists pay to visit the city in order to help combat damage caused by overcrowding and littering.   Cipriani made his proposal to the local newspaper La Nuova di Venezia, saying that the payment system should be located on  Freedom …

FS Introduce Trains to Papal Villas

  Tourists that visit the Vatican will now be able to take a train to locations formerly closed to the public, thanks to an agreement between the Vatican Museums and Italy’s state railway carrier. This will include the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace and papal villas outside of Rome. The train service will take visitors from the …