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We're still (and always will be) updating Florence-On-Line. The back-end is complete, all of the software and systems are updated and the site is optimized for mobile devices. The content will be continually updated on a rolling basis through 2024 until every page is refreshed. Please bear with us and let us know in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks!

Florence-On-Line is as an evergreen but constantly evolving guide to Florence for art, culture, history, and food lovers. Written, curated, and fact checked by former and current residents and lovers of Florence, it features in depth knowledge and opinions on museums, art, architecture, churches, and events, as well as information and recommendations on where to eat, shop, and stay.

We also try to include official website addresses, phone numbers, maps, and social media accounts if available for each item we write about.

Some links to external websites may be affiliate links (hotel bookings, books, activities, etc.), and using these services helps to support our efforts here with no additional costs to the user (you!).

On a personal note

I was able to live as a resident of Florence for about 10 years, and this website is my way to stay connected to my second home, and help preserve (and grow) my knowledge of it's most memorable sights and treasures.

As a visual artist and someone who grew up devouring all things Renaissance, Florence can be overwhelming (see Stendhal Syndrome - it's real). I caution art and history lovers to be prepared mentally on your first visit.

As a place to live, it can be hectic, crowded, peaceful, freezing, wet, stifling hot, visually stimulating, frustrating, and friendly - but sharing my passion for this most amazing city (a city in name only to me - since Florence is surely a village) is what this website is really about.

Florence never fails to excite, and makes me want to share discoveries, large (like the Duomo) and small (like a hidden painting in some not too visited chapel). I hope you will find something useful here, something that perhaps makes your visit a little more interesting or insightful.

Please note: All photography and writing on this website is ours and © florence-on-line.com unless otherwise mentioned or noted. Please respect the work here - the writing, photographs, and videos. I can be contacted at [email protected] for photo and writing requests (I have a library of over 20,000 images of Florence's people, places and events).

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to leave a comment below or on any of the pages of this site, and we'll do our best to offer help if we can!


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