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February 27, 2014
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On March 6, download the first ever issue of The Florentine Weekly, a new free service available every Thursday.
TF Weekly is a listing of Florence’s best …
Walks + Visits
So You Think You Know Florence?
Santa Croce in Pink
Saturday, March 8 at 10am, 25 euro (includes visit, entrance fee and book)
Meeting point: Dante statue in Piazza Santa Croce
Commemorate International Women’s …
Florence–March–Taste: this holy trinity is a tried-and-tested combination after nine increasingly successful years of culinary excellence.
This year, approximately 300 Italian food producers flying the flag of …
Dreamworks sets part of its new animated movie in Florence
Florence continues to inspire people all over the world. Dreamworks, the American animation film studio founded by Steven Spielberg, has set part of its new movie …
Work begins on the windows of Florence Cathedral
On the facade of Florence Cathedral, restoration has begun on the monumental central rose window depicting the Annunciation by Lorenzo Ghiberti.
This morning, workers from Opera di …
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 …
For details and showtimes, see the websites above.
12 YEARS A SLAVE
February 27–March 10
BAFTA award winner for Best Film and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Steve McQueen’s third …
In the past, people's diets followed the seasons: eating fresh when nature offered an abundance of harvest and preserving as much as possible for use in …
Food + Wine
Michelin-starred dining in the heart of Florence
A sought-after destination for the likes of Queen Victoria, the St. Regis Florence is now more than just a luxurious place to stay. The Art Deco-style winter garden at one of Florence’s leading hotels has opened its doors to Valeria Piccini, one of Tuscany’s few two-starred …
From May 15 to 18, Florence’s foremost arts and crafts festival, Artigianato e Palazzo, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in the Corsini gardens. Embracing the future, …
Opinions + Editorials
Italy’s race problem
The election of Congo-born Cécile Kyenge as integration minister back in April 2013 has put a global spotlight on Italy’s race problem and revealed some deeply …
Jane Fortune Mosaics
Writers' 'marathon' to commemorate International Women's Day
On Friday, March 7, the Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA) and Syracuse University, with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Florence, will commemorate International Women’s Day with a special event: Women Artists and Wikipedia. This editing marathon will bring together scholars, writers, art historians …
With your back to the Baptistery, look closely at the lowest frieze on the bell tower, at the relief depicting a shepherd and his dog tending …
Your in-progress dictionary of the Florentine dialect
Volata: Fit of rage or anger. To freak out.
Example: ‘Se un tu la smetti di fare confusione piglio una volata di quelle che tu te ne …
Florence for Students
As a study abroad student living in the center of Florence, I appreciate my picturesque view of the Duomo from my apartment window, the distinctive sound of the church bells ringing every morning and the violinist who plays symphonies directly under my third-floor apartment window each …
Places + Travel
Attempts to discreetly snap photos of Michelangelo’s David may no longer have to stay hidden. The Accademia Gallery is taking concrete steps toward relaxing its rules …
Conceptualist master Vaccari captures the moment
The small, edicola-sized interior of BASE Progetti per l’Arte in via San Niccolò provides unexpected proof that ‘precious things come in small packages’. In spite of its tiny setting—or, maybe, because of it—this non-profit-making exhibition space is probably the most consistently interesting and relevant venue in …
Transport yourself back to the Piazza della Repubblica of centuries past: picture the heart of culture and commerce in Florence, a bustling square and preferred meeting …
Expats in Florence
Designer and boutique owner
Year after year, Florence lures countless creative types who decide to make it home. A little over a decade ago, designer-turned-boutique owner Daisy Diaz became one …