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Florence short story competition

In collaboration with The Sigh Press
Let's get right to the good stuff: ALL participants in this short story competition can enjoy a year’s digital subscription to The Florentine! Winners will receive additional prizes (to …
Best Events

Best events in Florence in April 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 …
The Arts

Ephemeral Renaissance

A wedding remembered at Palazzo Pitti
by Alexandra Korey
The night of October 5, 1600, was an important one for Maria de’ Medici, daughter of grand duke Francesco I and Giovanna d’Austria: this was the …
Florence News

Easter music

St. Mark's releases Holy Week programme
St. Mark’s English Church in via Maggio is gearing up for Holy Week and has just released its seasonal music programme. This Easter, Bishop Robert Innes, …

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 …
Florence News

Antony Gormley sculptures in Florence

Upcoming exhibition at Forte di Belvedere
From April 26 to September 27, works by British sculptor Antony Gormley, famous for his installations Angel of the North, Field for the British Isles and …
Style + Fashion

Interview with Polimoda's director

Talking fashion with Linda Loppa
by Marco Badiani & Helen Farrell
Photos by Marco BadianiWhite and minimalist, the office of the director of Polimoda, overlooking the Arno at Villa Favard, belies the international fashion institute’s focus and …

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 …
Tuscany News

Changes to cycling routes in Tuscany

Path additions along the Arno
432 kilometres of bike paths will be added along the Arno where it winds through the major Tuscan cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena. When completed, …
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 …
Economy + Society

Meet the president of Florence's Chamber of Commerce

TF talks with Leonardo Bassilichi
by Helen Farrell & Giovanni Giusti
With Expo 2015 in nearby Milan and myriad other international events, such as the Flora Firenze flower show in May and Pope Francis’ visit in November, …

Protecting your intellectual property

Taking care of what makes your business or brand unique
by Michele Capecchi
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article does not constitute legal advice and should not substitute for counsel. The information is based on the opinion of …
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 …
Tuscany News

Modern art exhibitions in 2015 in Tuscany

Andy Warhol and Daniel Buren
by Mary Gray
March is a particularly rich month for modern art in Tuscany. Beginning March 14, a collection of roughly 40 Andy Warhol works will be on display …

Poetry on the wall

A new street movement in Florence
by Kaylee  Denmead
You have probably seen them around Florence: white posters containing just a few lines of poetry affixed on previously defaced walls or derelict buildings. They are …

Streetsmart: Borgo La Croce

Ceramics and housewares, tea time treats, menswear
by Mary Gray
Being a savvy sightseer in Florence is all about being ‘streetsmart’—taking note of the shops, sounds, scents and smiles that add atmosphere to a given area …

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