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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 …
Summer in Florence

Dive into the summer

Swimming pools in Florence
by Elena Gauthier
Let’s face it, Florence is hot in the summer and we all need some watery relief from the oppressive humidity. If you can’t make it to …
Best Events

TF & Yelp celebrate summer in the city!

August 20th we're having a staycation party
If you’re in the city in mid to late August, you’re feeling like something of a martyr (although this year, have you noticed that many people …
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 …
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 …
Summer in Florence

Cool spots

Seven (free) places to keep your cool in Florence
by Cassie Prena
As temperatures soar and the sun beats down, Florentines, DOC or adopted, understandably head for the cool of the coast. For those left baking in the …
Places + Travel

Ferragosto in the Maremma

Sagre, attractive roads and art for an alternative August
by Elisa Scarton
You can always tell how long an expat has been in Italy by their response to Ferragosto. At first, you’re convinced it’s a fantastic idea. A …
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 …
Life

Up on the terrace

Alfresco drinks with views for "terrazza con vista"
During the hot, humid days of summer, most Italians escape the city and head to the seaside or mountains. For those who remain, however, there is …
The Arts

Smell like a Grand Duke

Polo Museale introduces new eau de toilette
by Alexandra Korey
If you have a nose for history, you’ll like this one. The Polo Museale della città di Firenze (Florence’s state museums) are releasing a new scent …
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 …
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 …
Life

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 …
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 …
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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