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December 4, 2014
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Markets & Festivals
December 2014-January 2015
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... but if you’re not feeling festive yet, you will be once you see what Florence and Tuscany has …
31 million investment, new museum scheduled for October 2015
31 million euro for construction and restoration at the Grande Museo del Duomo di Firenze, all covered by the Opera del Duomo from ticket sales and …
Via Romana gets a Christmas cycle
Last year, via Romana’s Christmas decorations featured umbrella lights; this year the spotlight is on the bicycle.
Festive and charming, the holiday lights, which are annually chosen …
Welcome to the I_Dome
For Expo 2015 you’ll find Florence’s finest under the Cathedral’s cupola.
We’re not referring to the original one designed by Renaissance genius Brunelleschi, but a hi-tech reproduction …
Yearly ice skating rink in piazza Liberta'
As winter approaches, the 'Palaghiaccio' ice skating rink in piazza Libertà returns to Florence. This has been a yearly tradition in Florence since 1996, although before …
Photos by Marco Badiani
Most people go into buildings. But in the case of Santa Croce and in particular the Pazzi Chapel, the building has gotten into …
Procession of the Three Kings: now and then
On the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, a cavalcade led by the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise Men, or Magi, protectors of …
The thought that confounds
A gift need not be extravagant to be cherished, for, as the saying goes, ‘It is the thought that counts.’ But for those living between two …
Warm truffled farro salad
Probably the most important thing I have learned in Italy is to spend more time shopping and less time cooking. My mother-in-law, Tina, taught me this. …
Florence theatre first to join Google platforms
Armchair travellers around the world can now visit one of Florence’s historic and best-loved theatres, Teatro della Pergola.
As of November 27, the theatre’s ornate auditorium, foyer …
Twinkling lights and Christmas markets
With all the twinkling lights, the delicious smells and the bustle of the people walking by, the Santa Croce German Christmas market had me experiencing sensory …
Indulge in a pasta pie
Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi (Christmas with your family, Easter with whoever you like) is how the great Italian saying goes, but when …
Style + Fashion
Style + the City
In winter, Florence sparkles as the city gets ‘dressed up’ for the season. Lights, trees and ribbons line the streets, while stores call to us with …
Economy + Society
Roots and remedies for tax evasion in Italy
Ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi once famously claimed that the evasion of high taxes is a ‘God-given right.’ As many European nations grapple with debt crises, the …
Carl Smith’s "What’s in a Name? Michelangelo and the Art of Signature"
The 450th anniversary of the death, at 88, of the great Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter and poet, Florentine Michelangelo Buonarroti, has produced a flurry of new …