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April 2, 2015
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The top events in Florence from April 16–22
PARTY/Celluloid JamApril 17, 7.30pm aperitivo, 10.30pm concertTasso Hostel, via Villani 15, FlorenceWebsite
Come celebrate Celluloid Jam, a young Florentine band on the verge of going global! The …
Your music-buying guide in the Tuscan city
International Record Store Day is on April 18 and The Florentine has just what you need: a list of places where music lovers can wile away …
Talking with Franco Lucchesi, president of Opera del Duomo
With a major exhibition currently at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art, an awareness campaign under way to restore the Baptistery and the imminent reopening of …
Holy objects reaching as far as Goa and the Holy Land
The Mark of the Medici exhibition at the Medici Chapels Museum, in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood, offers a privileged look at some of the religious treasures …
112 works including oil paintings and theatre playbills
Spring has sprung up on the hill at Villa Bardini - and it's not just in the gardens with their breathtaking views over Florence.
A large retrospective …
How Do You...?
Printed pants, midi dresses and extra layers
The weather has been heating up quickly over the last few weeks, but Italians are slow to shed their puffer coats and thick scarves. As a …
Food + Wine
Tuscan company Mi Garba embarks on a Big Apple adventure
New York has become slightly more Tuscan this month with the opening of Mi Garba, a concept store of Tuscan food, design and lifestyle.
A welcome …
The don't-miss list
Looking for live music in Florence? Here are The Florentine’s picks for April. For updates and more, see TF’s events listings on our home page.
EASTER HYSTERIA …
Saving what makes Florence special
While out and about on our most recent Streetsmart mission, TF director Marco Badiani and I landed in a literary paradise. Most local bibliophiles already have …
Economy + Society
Expo 2015 architectural preview
The Eiffel Tower. The Seattle Space Needle. Seville’s Puente del Alamillo. These and other structures built for World’s Fairs are among the most iconic on the …
Places + Travel
Bookshop heaven, timeless timepieces and Dutch treats
Many of us who hail from abroad love waxing poetic about Florence’s maze-like side streets, forgotten vicoli and hidden squares. With our weakness for small-scale Florence’s …
When size matters
Translation is never a straightforward linear process; it is all about the purpose, or, to share a technical term, ‘skopos.’ As a linguist, I make choices …
Filming begins under the direction of Ron Howard
Whether you loved the book or not, Florence is in the grip of Inferno fever.
In the last 24 hours, director Ron Howard has taken the Tuscan …
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 …
American International League of Florence awards monies to local charitable associations
On April 15, the American International League of Florence held its annual Donation Day in the Hall of the 200 at the Palazzo Vecchio.
Now in its …
When to pay, how to behave and more
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 for Students
On leaving Florence
Saying goodbye is painfully hard. I never imagined how fast and how hard I could fall in love with a city. I distinctly recall landing at …
Food + Wine
Fine dining with a feminine twist
If you’re well done on the bistecca front and are in search of something lighter as the warmer weather arrives, Irene Firenze could be the answer …
Our top picks for the month
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 …
Upcoming papal visit and related exhibition
With Prato’s large Chinese community and evolving demographics, a papal visit has been discussed for some time.
Now bishop of Prato Franco Agostinelli has confirmed that, on …