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TF Weekly List of Events in Florence

October 30- November 5, 2014
by Catriona Miller
THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 SELECTION. Download the full list of events in Florence:   MARKET/CRAFTS/ Florence Creativity October 30–November 2. 9.30am-7pm. Fortezza Da Basso, Florence   If creativity and crafts are …
Florence News

Smart cities!

Florence ranked among the smartest in Italy
by Oreste Giacche'
Smart City Exhibition, a forum for discussing innovation in Italy, is being held in Bologna until tomorrow, and released this year’s ICity Rate. The statistics took …


Dreaming, speaking and thinking in another language
by Cristina Di Loreto
"To have another language is to possess a second soul." —Charlemagne   The experience of studying or living abroad is an experience you treasure forever, and learning the language …
Florence News

World Cities Day

Angeli del Bello make their mark
On October 31, 2014, the Angeli del Bello Foundation of Florence, Italy, will be featured in World Cities Day, an international event co-sponsored by the British …
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 …
Florence News

Colossal makeover

Three years and 315,000 euro restoration of Giambologna's Apennine Colossus now complete
by Helen Farrell
From Sunday October 19, the public will be able to marvel at the freshly restored Apennine Colossus by Giambologna, one of the highlights of the Pratolino …
Florence News

Donatello restored

Restoration of la Crocifissione at the Bargello
by Oreste Giacche'
The restoration of Donatello’s Crocifissione is complete, and now resides in the Bargello National Museum. This beautiful and unique piece was created circa 1455, and consists …
Florence News

Ghirri photography exhibition

'L'Immagine Impossible' at Poggiali & Forconi
by Oreste Giacche'
From the 18th of October to the 20th of January the Poggiali e Forconi gallery in via della Scala is showcasing some of Luigi Ghirri’s (1943-1992) …

Florence's collective consciousness

Religion for social cohesion
by Larry  Basirico
If religion has given birth to all that is essential in society, it is because the idea of society is the soul of religion.-Émile Durkheim   Experiencing Florence …
Florence News


Chess tournament at the Giardino dell'Orticultura
by Jennifer Camacho
Florence’s Giardino dell’Orticultura served as the unconventional venue for the 2014 Florence Move chess tournament. 200 chess players from around the world gathered in the garden’s …

Momentary enchantment

A poetic excursion
by Joseph Legotte
Those who have the opportunity to stay in Florence for an extended period of time will discover a certain transience unique to the city. It may …
Best Events

Best events in October

by Catriona Miller
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 …
Places + Travel

Walks and Visits in October and November

with Alexandra Lawrence in collaboration with the Advancing Women Artists Foundation
Flood: 1966 Saturday, October 25 at 10am Walk & Visit ticket: 15 euro + 6 euro entrance fee (S. Croce) Special price ticket + book: 33 euro Meeting point: In …

Fleeing a murder

Curious Florence
by Rose Mackworth-Young
While the English presence in Florence during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is well known, British aristocrats settled here many centuries earlier, fleeing from turbulent …
Tuscany News

Masters meet

Palazzo Pretorio spotlights 15th-18th century Italian art
by Mary Gray
Prato’s Palazzo Pretorio is currently hosting Capolavori che si incontrano (The Meeting of Masterpieces), comprising 86 artworks by a range of iconic Italian painters. Spanning the 15th …
Florence News

World dome-ination

Exhibition presents a study of cupolas
by Helen Farrell
Until October 10, 2014, Palazzo Coppini is hosting a fascinating exhibition centred on Brunelleschi’s dome. Titled From the Cupolas of the World to Brunelleschi’s Cupola, the …
Places + Travel

The island of sunken ships

Ciao Costa Concordia, arrivederci tourists
by Elisa Scarton
The ferry pulls into Giglio Island and everyone rushes over the side to get a photo. This is my third visit, but I cannot resist the …

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