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April 30, 2015
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Man jumps into the Arno to save a tourist's life
Florence has a hero: Toufik Chtouki.
On May 22, a young French tourist fell into the Arno as he leaned out to take photos from one of …
TF's sister company moves Prato
Flod, TF’s sister company, has taken home the trophy in the Moving Palazzo Pretorio promotional video contest.
The talented Flod team placed first, winning 4,000 euro, for …
The top events in Florence from May 21–27
illux by Leo CardiniPARTY/Borgo Ognissanti Bash May 23, 11am–10pmAll along Borgo Ognissanti More info
Borgo Ognissanti is hosting a block party! From bakeries and boutiques to galleries and ethnic …
Video installation in the Palazzo Vecchio
The Palazzo Vecchio, the heart of Florentine history for almost 700 years, now hosts a modern iteration of classic art: Magnificent.
“Magnificent: the incredible story of beauty …
Families + Kids
12 of the top children's activities
The Florentine says a massive thank-you to everyone who contributed to this article, including Firenze Moms4Moms and Baby Bottega.
Florence does not have the best reputation when …
Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award winners announced
Eighteen students from some of the most troubled schools in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit will come to Florence for a study holiday.
Organized by the …
Third place in Eurovision Song Contest
Italy placed on the podium at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest with operatic track Grande Amore.
Italy came third with 292 votes after Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw with …
Tuscany + Beyond
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 …
Umberto Montano, Mercato Centrale Firenze
A year after the opening of Florence’s most popular market space, Mercato Centrale Firenze, The Florentine, always happy to spend time in a place brimming with …
A sea of purple floods the streets of Florence; a giant wave of super-charged energy and excitement takes over the city by storm. The thunder of …
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, …
A new feel of painting
From May 10 to June 7, 2015, Nino Tirinnanzi, a leading late 20th-century artist will be honored with an exhibition held in the Palazzo Pitti’s Andito …
Our top picks
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 …
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Places + Travel
Legendary family comes back to life in Florence
Always find yourself mixing up Medici history? It’s not your fault, given their habit of naming everyone Cosimo. If you’d like to know a bit more …
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 …
Style + Fashion
Fine linens + four generations in Florence
At borgo Ognissanti 37r, you’ll find a haven of exclusive linens and beautiful lingerie. Handcrafting only the beautiful and the particular is a specialty at Grazia …
Two-day event to celebrate #FirenzeCapitale
On May 23 and 24, student choirs from all over Italy and Europe will gather in the basilica of Santa Croce as part of the 150th …
Tuscany + Beyond
The annual hunt is on!
It’s a beautiful spring afternoon in southern Tuscany, and we are once more on a mad rush into the woods. While locals and tourists alike are …
A curiosity in early Tuscan Renaissance paintings
For centuries, painters have depicted the marriage of the Virgin Mary to Joseph (lo sposalizio della vergine). The scene is almost identical in all the paintings: …
Florence for Students
Ciao cappuccinos and cartolerias
I booked my departure flight a year ago, when leaving for nine months felt like the craziest decision I’ve ever made. People have many reasons for …
A tale of two cultures
In the outskirts of Florence not far from the throngs of tourists in the historic center, amid the fields flanking the highway to Pisa, lies the …
Sport + Leisure
It may come as a surprise to many, but there is another ‘football’ team in Florence besides Fiorentina: Guelfi Firenze, an American football team.
In the 15 …
Cozy and convivial, elegant and welcoming, comfort food and cordiality are the buzzwords at restaurant-bistro Madame.
Don’t be fooled by its sophisticated looks: the family-run eatery offers …
Fratelli Piccini's fondness for art
Art is a way of life at Fratelli Piccini, the famous jewellers on the Ponte Vecchio. Set like a diamond beneath the Vasari Corridor, for generations …