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February 4, 2016
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Major R&D project creates jobs
On January 31, General Electric signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tuscan Region and the Italian government that will bring 800 million dollars into Tuscany.
600-year-old technique applied to modern replica
The faithfully executed replica of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s original North Door of Florence Baptistery has been completed by craftsmen adopting the same techniques used 600 years ago.
A message from Christopher Prentice, the British Ambassador to Italy
Florence has always been a very important town for the British community. Right up until a few years ago our oldest Embassy anywhere in the world …
Masterworks on view through March 10
From Giotto to Caravaggio, more than 1,000 masterworks from Florence’s Uffizi Gallery are currently on virtual display in Milan.
Organized in collaboration with the city of Milan, …
Tuscan city to succeed Mantua
Pistoia is gearing up for great things in 2017.
The city was named Capital of Italian Culture for 2017, as announced recently by the minister of cultural …
Last tram to leave Santa Maria Novella at 2am
Now suburbanites will be able to enjoy weekend nights in Florence without worrying about curtailing dinner to catch the last tram home.
On January 21, GEST, the …
Former Florentine mint restored thanks to advertising revenue
Torre della Zecca is one of the first monuments seen by visitors to the city. Now the 25-metre-high tower has been restored.
The monument showed signs of …
Our top picks
World-class magicians, wine producers and guitarists from Wilco and Queen are all coming to Florence this February. Grab your calendar and start planning for a full …
What to see this month
*Dates are subject to change. Consult the Odeon Cinema and Spazio Alfieri websites for any last-minute changes.
Odeon Cinema, February 4–9
David O. Russell’s cross-generational biopic about Joy Mangano and her …
Briscola - Pizza Society and Macinata - Sarti di Burger in Florence
Foodation is an Italian start-up founded by Campania-born Riccardo Cortese and Sardinian Federico Pinna that’s all about fast casual dining with an international vibe. In Florence, …
Wine + Drink
Why rosé wines are so much more fun
Before starting any wine article I like to consult the books of Hugh. Hugh Johnson is the top god in the wine writing world. He is …
A Florentine inspired Valentine's Day playlist on Spotify
In the must-read book Love is a Mix Tape, Rolling Stone magazine critic Rob Sheffield says ‘There are all kinds of mix tapes. There is always …
Fabre, Bourgeois, Wurm and Currin
The Koons may have left the city, but contemporary art will continue to appear in Florence in 2016.
From March to October, Jan Fabre will exhibit in …
How Do You...?
Investing without unpleasant surprises
A little villa in the countryside? An apartment in the city? A charming house in a medieval town? The real estate ads are irresistible. However, your …
illustration by Leo Cardini
When most people meet a young, unmarried foreign woman working in Florence—one who hasn’t set an egg timer on the experience—a default, often …
Food + Wine
Once upon a time there really was very little: a couple of vegetables from the allotment and a piece of stale bread, and yet both managed …
An interview with Oonagh Stransky, translator of The Name of God is Mercy
In The Name of God is Mercy Pope Francis discusses the subject of mercy, the cornerstone of his faith, in a simple and direct conversational manner. …
The Tuscan Times
On Cortona and whether "la dolce vita" is really that sweet
ph. Will Garin
In 1996 Frances Mayes published Under the Tuscan Sun, a memoir about buying, renovating and living in an abandoned villa in rural Cortona. It …
6 sights for starting over
There’s a story behind that title, but I’ll postpone its telling, for now. All I will say is that when I arrived in Florence last April, …
Lottozero/textile laboratories to open in May 2016
Two sisters, Tessa and Arianna Moroder, both in their thirties, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to purchase equipment for their new textile …