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We are #CrazyforPazzi

Opera di Santa Croce and TF join hands in crowdfunding
On November 17, Santa Croce and TF launched a crowdfunding campaign to restore the loggia of the Pazzi Chapel—an area in front of the chapel, open …
Best Events

Best event of the week: Notes of Tuscany!

TF weekly November 27-December 3
by Catriona Miller
        The top 5 events for the week of November 27 to December 3, 2014.  Download the full list of events in Florence:   VISIT/CONCERT/ Musical tour November 30. …
Florence News

BTO is back

7th Buy Tourism Online to be held in Florence on December 2 and 3
TripAdvisor’s secrets and latest developments will be revealed at BTO 2014, the international event dedicated to travel 2.0, to be held on December 2 and 3 …

Beating the post-Florence blues

A guide to life after Florence
by Gabriella Craft
I was the Instagram envy of all my friends during my study placement at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. Yet upon my return in July …
Florence News

Intern with The Florentine

Spread a love of Florence through words
The Florentine is looking for enthusiastic interns for the winter/spring season.You must: - be a native English speaker and possess intermediate to advanced Italian; - have …
Expats in Florence

Sharon Oddson

Restaurateur, artist and cookbook author
by Mary Gray
When Sharon Oddson and I met for a chat on a cloudy fall morning, shortly after unlocking La Cucina del Garga, her family-owned restaurant not far …


The apple of Italy's eye
by Deirdre Pirro
Although apples, a classic harbinger of autumn, have been grown in Italy for more than 2,000 years, most people are surprised to learn that Italy is …
Florence News

Calcio changes

New rules to reduce excessive violence
by Mary Gray
New guidelines will soon be introduced to better regulate Florence's calcio storico when it returns. A committee of four—Luciano Artusi, Federico Bagattini, Eugenio Giani and Michele Pierguidi—worked on developing …
Best Events

Gastronomic Florence

Florentine IV Biennale Enogastronomica
by Oreste Giacche'
  This month from November 10 to 30 some of the city’s most adored locations will come alive with a calendar packed with events that are food, …
Economy + Society

Tax debate

Roots and remedies for tax evasion in Italy
by John D'Attoma
Ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi once famously claimed that the evasion of high taxes is a ‘God-given right.’ As many European nations grapple with debt crises, the …
Florence News

Another 'Anno ad arte'

2015 exhibitions announced
by Oreste Giacche'
The lineup for the 2015 edition of Florence: Art for a Year has just been announced. Many of Florence’s most prestigious museums, including the Bargello, the …
Florence News

Contemporary colors

'Colori dell'anima' at the Galleria 360
by Oreste Giacche'
Throughout the month of November, the showrooms of the Galleria 360 are getting a contemporary twist. Until December 2, visually striking pieces will line the venue …

Talking to strangers

A snapshot of life in Chianti
by Cristina Rizzuto
I went to Florence to immerse myself in beauty. A few weeks ago, I leaned on the Ponte alla Carraia with a delicious treat from its …
Florence News

Henrot at the Gucci Museum

'Grosse Fatigue' video installation
by Oreste Giacche'
After the exhibition displaying Lee Lozano’s, Alina Szapocznicow’s and Evelyne Axell’s artwork from the 1960s, the Gucci Museum will be presenting work by Camille Henrot, a …
The Arts

Bringing culture to life

An eye-opening experience at Palazzo Strozzi
by Antoinette Mancini
  ‘Parliamo d’arte,’ a guided conversation at the Picasso and Spanish Modernity exhibition currently held at Palazzo Strozzi, not only brings culture to life but sets an …

Legally fashionable

Medieval Florentine ladies ahead of fashion police
by Margo Lestz
Medieval Florence, like many European cities, had ‘sumptuary laws’ to regulate luxury items, with an emphasis on women’s clothing. These laws proved difficult to enforce upon …
Best Events

50 Days of Cinema

International film festival in Florence, 2014
by Catriona Miller
As the weather begins to turn and the leaves softly tumble from the branches, what could be more tempting than an evening at the cinema? This …
The Arts

A Florentine gem

Fratelli Piccini on the Ponte Vecchio
by Sponsored Page 
As you stroll over the Ponte Vecchio during your passeggiata, stop and explore a jewel in the crown of Florentine craftsmanship. To the left of the …
Economy + Society

Flux out

Italy's workforce heads abroad
by Suzi Jenkins
Once upon a time we called it the ‘brain drain,’ implying that anyone with a decent degree, a mind in fabulous working order and some half-cooked …

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