Florence has a special tourist card, which is called Firenze Card.
The Firenze Card is valid for 72 hours and provides you the admission to more than 30 museums, located in Florence. It costs € 50,00; you can purchase it at some of the museums and at the tourist information offices: piazza Stazione 4, via Cavour 1r (from Monday to Sunday) and online.
Purchasers of Firenze Card get into museums without waiting time - no queues! The card also enables you to use public transportation free of charge.Every card includes free access to museums and means of transportation to a second person if younger than 18 (EU citizens only).
More info www.firenzecard.it
The exhibition Soul and Matter is the greatest exhibition in Italy of Zhang Huan, Chinese artist among the most interesting ones of the international contemporary scene, giving stimulus to the re-opening of the Medici fort to the public.
To enter the Belvedere Fortress you have to buy a ticket called Forte Card at € 5,00 valid until October 13th 2013.
With this card you can also access the exhibition; if you want to visit the exhibition both in the Belvedere Fortress and the Palazzo Vecchio, the ticket costs € 14,00. Buying this combined ticket, you can get for free the Forte card too, so you can go back to the Fortress only, until the end of the exhibition.
For information, please call: + 39 055 217704 - Once Events - www.oncevents.com
The exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi analyses the complex relation between Russian art and the East – both the Russian East and the Far East – assigning an important role to Russian radical artists who influenced the development of modern art one century ago.
Opening hours: every day 9am-8pm; on Thursday 9am-11pm
For information, please call: +39 055 2645155
The origin of this exhibition at Villa Bardini is the story of a famous antique dealer, Stefano Bardini, the wealthy and cultured French collectors Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, but it is also the story of two museums: the Museo Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris and the Bardini Museum in Florence.
Located in a panoramic position overlooking the beautiful garden and the city, the Villa is the ideal venue for the exhibition of the Renaissance masterpieces of the great masters Botticelli, Donatello, Mantegna, Paolo Uccello, which come back to Florence from the Jacquemart-André Museum.
Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Closed on Monday.
From Nov. 28th to Dec.15th
Don’t miss the pretty “German Christmas Market of Heidelberg”, situated in the beautiful Santa Croce square in Florence. Every day more than 40 wood houses will make you taste German and Christmas specialties, in an atmosphere very close to Christmas. Moreover in many stands there will be the chance to buy traditional Christmas decorations, souvenirs and small gift items.
Florence Creativity awaits you at the Fortezza da Basso from Thursday 21 to Sunday, 24 November next, at the pavilion Spadolini.
A long-awaited event, which is renewed again this year and that will appeal primarily to the general public that loves making creations manuals, using any type of material.
The visitors, from 09:30 to 19:00, will have access to the stands, they will observe materials, colors and new ideas, but also they will be educated and be fascinated by the many artisans who will share these techniques and ways of working.
A true realm of the handmade, colorful and creative, full of paintings, decoupage, lace, patchwork, embroidery, beading and sewing.
Also interesting are the areas dedicated to "Cake design" and "Sugar Art", with the presence of pastry chefs and experienced exhibitors.
A window that opens, as usual to the period of waiting for the Christmas, providing a further opportunity to put into practice what has been seen and learned.