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February 27, 2014
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Florence–March–Taste: this holy trinity is a tried-and-tested combination after nine increasingly successful years of culinary excellence.
This year, approximately 300 Italian food producers flying the flag of …
Walks + Visits
So You Think You Know Florence?
Santa Croce in Pink
Saturday, March 8 at 10am, 25 euro (includes visit, entrance fee and book)
Meeting point: Dante statue in Piazza Santa Croce
Commemorate International Women’s …
Do you celebrate March 8?
International Women’s Day has always provided an excellent reason to get together with your female friends and have a party, but in recent years we’ve noticed …
In 1946, Italy was emerging from World War II and foreign occupation was over. However, the country had yet to become a republic. Women had obtained …
Dreamworks sets part of its new animated movie in Florence
Florence continues to inspire people all over the world. Dreamworks, the American animation film studio founded by Steven Spielberg, has set part of its new movie …
The most reliable way to find out what's going on in Florence!
Download The Florentine Weekly, a new free service available every Thursday.
TF Weekly is a listing of Florence’s best events of the week in a clear and …
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 best events …
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12 YEARS A SLAVE
February 27–March 10
BAFTA award winner for Best Film and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Steve McQueen’s third …
Flea market at Fortezza da Basso
I love Fortezza Antiquaria, the flea market dotted beside the lake behind the Fortezza da Basso. The market is on every third weekend of the month, …
Instagram tips for capturing the best of Florence
Florence is filled with beautiful sights that anyone, tourist or native Florentine, can appreciate and enjoy. Amazing Instagram opportunities abound in this Renaissance metropolis. To capture …
Opinions + Editorials
Italy’s race problem
The election of Congo-born Cécile Kyenge as integration minister back in April 2013 has put a global spotlight on Italy’s race problem and revealed some deeply …
With your back to the Baptistery, look closely at the lowest frieze on the bell tower, at the relief depicting a shepherd and his dog tending …
Your in-progress dictionary of the Florentine dialect
Volata: Fit of rage or anger. To freak out.
Example: ‘Se un tu la smetti di fare confusione piglio una volata di quelle che tu te ne …
Florence for Students
As a study abroad student living in the center of Florence, I appreciate my picturesque view of the Duomo from my apartment window, the distinctive sound of the church bells ringing every morning and the violinist who plays symphonies directly under my third-floor apartment window each …
Places + Travel
Attempts to discreetly snap photos of Michelangelo’s David may no longer have to stay hidden. The Accademia Gallery is taking concrete steps toward relaxing its rules …