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 expo of Artisan Chocolate returns to Florence – this time in a new setting, the central piazza Santa Maria Novella. From February 8 to 17, forty selected Italian and foreign chocolatiers show and sell their delicacies.But this event is not only a simple market but the numerous side events during the 10 days of the expo make it alive and open to the public. Meetings, cooking classes, maitres chocolatiers live for getting to know the various uses and wonders of chocolate.
Restaurants in Florence will have in their menus special dishes made of chocolate; they will be soon online on the Chocolate Fair web site.
The stalls are open from 10 am to 10 pm.
The fairy-tale shoemaker is Salvatore Ferragamo, because his story has mythical aspects and looks like a miracle. When we were children, we listened to many fairy tales on shoes, who produced them with his work, shoemakers’ workshops. Let’s put together these two things and we will have a new exhibition at the Ferragamo Museum.
The amazing Shoemaker. Fairy tales and legends on shoes and shoemakers is open at the Ferragamo Museum and, as if by magic, shows fairy tales and manuscripts on shoes.
It is like a series of sensations connected to each other, with many suggestions which make us dream and let our imagination run free.
From Cinderella to The Showmaker’s Prodigious Wife by Garcia Lorca, many volumes and manuscripts; twelve art house films, shoes of all time and coming from various Florentine museums, besides creations by Salvatore Ferragamo, made for female movie stars and permanently exhibited in Santa Trinita Square.
For this exhibition and inspired by the subjects suggested, a few artists, poets and film makers have produced new fairy tales and short films, which form an important part of the exhibition.
Artists coming from many countries and many different periods, from Giambologna to Mimmo Paladino, are represented with works on the subject of shoes.
An exhibition all to be discovered and admired with amazement and curiosity.
The exhibition will take place from the 19th of April to the 31st of March 2014. It is open 10 to 7:30pm and admission tickets cost € 6,00.