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April 2, 2015
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The top events in Florence from April 23–29
CONCERTS/Liberation Day + Sunday Sounds April 25, 5.30pm & April 26, 4pm–7.30pm Piazza della Signoria on Saturday; various squares on Sunday Website Marking the fall of …
Explore the unexpected
Prato’s vicinity to Florence has always been a source of wealth, but it’s never easy for a place to be acknowledged in its own right when …
Florence and contemporary art meet again
Critically-acclaimed UK artist Antony Gormley has been exploring the relationship of the human body to space through sculpture since the 1960s. This spring at Forte Belvedere, …
Sale dei Primitivi (rooms 2-7) renovated
Nine months since their closure, the Uffizi Gallery’s Early Renaissance rooms reopen to the public. Known in Italian as the “Sale dei Primitivi” (rooms 2 to …
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 …
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 …
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 …