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Best Events

Best events in Florence in March 2015

Our top picks for the month
by Mary Gray
Our events listing keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment. This is a selection of the …
Florence News

The Florentine in NYC

Meet TF's editor over an "Aperitivo Italiano" on March 7
The Florentine is flying to New York City!   On March 7, meet TF's editor and get your hands on the first paper copies of the March issue …

How to navigate an Italian coffee bar

When to pay, how to behave and more
by Kevin Harper
If you are new to Italy, whether as a visitor, student or expat, you may be uncertain how to proceed in the initial confusion, and apparent …
Florence News

Van Gogh Alive (and well) in Florence

Worldwide mobile show at ex-church Santo Stefano al Ponte
by Andrea  Paoletti
If you're looking for some colour to brighten up your February, head for the Van Gogh Alive exhibition at the deconsecrated church of Santo Stefano al …

Italian lessons

Notes on a season in Tuscany
by Aleksandra Hogendorf
The day has finally come to say goodbye to the last guests, fold the blankets and stack the mattresses, clean, cover and close. The last day …
Exhibit Reviews

A monographic exhibit at the Uffizi for Gherardo delle Notti

Artist no longer in the dark
by Alexandra Korey
If the name Gherardo delle Notti doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry about it. This Utrecht-born, 17th-century artist is the subject of the first ever monographic …
Best Events

Best Florence events in February

by Mary Gray
Our events listing keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment. This is a selection of the …
Best Events

Best event of the week: Viva Van Gogh!

The top 6 events for the week of February 26-March 4, 2015
by Mary Gray
The top 6 events for the week of February 26–March 4, 2015.  Download the full list of events in Florence:     ph. Andrea Paoletti EXHIBITION/Viva Van Gogh! Until April …
Florence for Students

How to make the most of your semester in Florence

Making it count
by Cristina Di Loreto
If you are planning to come to Florence for a semester, then you already know that you’ve picked one of the most beautiful cities in the …
In Other Words

How to be... Un fiorentino DOC

To be a bona fide Florentine, don't visit Brunelleschi's cupola
by Linda Falcone
Luca, a Florentine native, has not crossed the threshold of the Uffizi since his fourth-grade class stomped through its venerable halls, thinking of nothing but the …

Coffee with Louise Holm Ferragamo

by Helen Farrell
On a crisp day, The Florentine had the pleasure of chatting with Louise Holm Ferragamo in the discreet ambience of Caffè dell’Oro along lungarno degli Acciaiuoli. …
Tuscany + Beyond

Top 5 Carnival celebrations in Tuscany

Streamers, silly string and satire
by Mary Gray
Does the winter weather have you dreaming about day trips from Florence? Brighten up your dreary February by celebrating Carnevale. Carnival festivities will take place …
Florence News

Polimoda opens new Design Lab

International fashion school gets new outfit in Scandicci
by Helen Farrell
Polimoda, International Institute of Fashion, Design and Marketing, has opened a sleek, contemporary campus in Scandicci.    The new centre, situated in via Galileo Galilee near tram stops …
Insider Florence

Where to find free WiFi in Florence

Sip, surf and study
by Mary Gray
Cultivating affection for your ‘corner bar’ in Florence is practically a local law. Choosing a neighborhood spot, standing al banco and swapping stories with the staff …

Top 10 events in Florence this year!

A 2015 preview
by Marco Badiani
Happy New Year! And what a year 2015 is going to be for Florence! As we compiled the events listing for this issue, we saw that …
Best Events

English Lessons in Florence, Spring 2015

TF & English Well Spoken
Florence for Students

A guide to transportation in and around Florence

Buses, taxis... and your own two feet
by Oreste Giacche'
One of the best things about living in Florence is its size. Especially for those living in the city center, it is large enough to be …

Tuscan Carnival dessert recipe: Cenci

From rags to riches in your mouth
by Rachel  Priestley
Carnival is a time to kick up one's heels, hide behind a mask, pretend, elaborate, and eat ‘rags.' For most people, the greatest feature of Carnival season …
Sport News

Match report, March 1, 2015: Fiorentina 1-0 Inter

Salah once again will the Viola on
by Nicholas Di Gruccio
Since the dawning of 2015, Fiorentina have been a roll, having not lost a game in the New Year. The Viola has won seven out of …

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