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Florence News

Florence: your smiling city

"Giglio" out, happiness in
by Helen Farrell
Florence is top of the charts, again!    Ph. J. Salmoral via Flickr   In the survey conducted by Pagine Sì, the publisher of Italy's paper and digital phone books, …
Florence News

CCC Strozzina cancels show

Loss of curator and funding are temporary setback, says director
by Alexandra Korey
An unfortunate coincidence has caused the cancellation of the upcoming exhibition of Spanish contemporary art at the Strozzina: on the same day, curator Franziska Nori left …
Tuscany News

The final voyage

Costa Concordia officially on its way to Genoa
by Mary Gray
It was a momentous morning for the island of Giglio: the remaining Costa Concordia wreckage was finally sent on its way toward Genoa, where it will …
Best Events

Summer music festivals in Florence and Tuscany 2014

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by Catriona Miller
What's better than enjoying an outdoor music festival in Tuscany?! Tuscany certainly hasn't scaled back when it comes to its summer music festival scene! Across the region, you’ll …
Florence News

The big leagues

Footballer Gabriel Omar Batistuta selected as Fiorentini nel Mondo representative
by Naomi Kuusik
Far-flung Florentine association Fiorentini nel Mondo has named Argentinian footballer Gabriel Omar Batistuta its newest representative. Batistuta is already beloved by many Florentines as the top …
Summer in Florence

Dive into the summer

Swimming pools in Florence
by Elena Gauthier
Let’s …
Insider Florence

The lion, the man and the Duomo

Curious Florence
by Katie Acompora
An ancient proverb holds that a lion’s power lies in our fear of him. If you look at the door on the left-hand side of the …
Italy News

Revolution at the Museum

By 2015, supermanagers at the helm
by Alexandra Korey
Cristina Acidini, the current director of Florentine state museums, will soon have to give up the direction of the Uffizi, Accademia and Bargello. The announcement came …
Florence News

Florence takes off

New runway gets the go-ahead
by Helen Farrell
It has only taken 30 years for Florence airport's new runway to have been given the go-ahead.   The regional council has signed off on the La Piana …
Best Events

Top 10 summer exhibits in Florence

Michelangelo, Marino Marini and more
by Catriona Miller
Escape the heat this summer by exploring the best exhibitions that Florence has to offer in its best- and lesser-known, often air-conditioned museums. Alternatively, check out …
Tuscany + Beyond

Top 10 summer food festivals in Tuscany

Sagre in Florence and beyond
by Helen Farrell & Cassie Prena
Relish time-honed culinary traditions, get your wine flowing and bump shoulders with locals at one of Tuscany’s many summer sagre. These traditional food festivals are dotting …

Julia Roberts visits Florence

Tuscan tips for her screen personas
by Mary Gray
News broke yesterday that Julia Roberts is filming a new movie in Tuscany and has been spotted out and about in Florence. Florence’s latest and greatest …
The Arts

Get your copy of the David book!

As part of the 450th anniversary commemorations of Michelangelo’s death, The Florentine has published a book that tells the engrossing story of the David. Written by …
Italy News

Old globe, 'New World'

Newly discovered globe of the Americas presented in Rome
by Valentina Wurth
A peculiar object believed to be the oldest globe of the Americas has been found. Drawn on two halves of two ostrich eggs glued together, the …
Best Events

Cinema under the stars

Open-air films
by Catriona Miller
A stone’s throw from the Duomo, piazza SS.Annunziata will shortly become a hub of cinematic entertainment. Throughout July (July 7-31), the open-air cinema will screen a …
Families + Kids

A unique kids' camp

A cultural experience for kids that allows parents time to relax
by Shannon DiPadova
For eight years, the internationally recognized summer art program Arte al Sole has been providing children aged 6–17 with a unique summer day camp experience, while …
Style + Fashion

Leather into the future

Going back to basics
by Sponsored Page 
Jennifer Tattanelli is a busy person. Not only is she a mother, wife, stylist and manager of both a successful fashion brand and a new café …
Best Events

Best events in July

by Catriona Miller
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 …

From chai to cappuccino

My dream city of Florence (hoping for it to come true)
by Masha Hassan
It all started with un progetto di classe (a class project). I was in my second semester of Italian language and culture. After learning all about …
Food + Wine

A melon by any name

Watermelon three ways
by Rachel  Priestley
The longest day has past, the heat is here to stay, and so is the summer fruit. The star of summer fruit in Tuscany is by …

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