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May 28, 2015
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Our top picks
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 …
TF's sister company moves Prato
Flod, TF’s sister company, has taken home the trophy in the Moving Palazzo Pretorio promotional video contest.
The talented Flod team placed first, winning 4,000 euro, for …
Palazzo Strozzi High School Renaissance Award winners announced
Eighteen students from some of the most troubled schools in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit will come to Florence for a study holiday.
Organized by the …
Places + Travel
Legendary family comes back to life in Florence
Always find yourself mixing up Medici history? It’s not your fault, given their habit of naming everyone Cosimo. If you’d like to know a bit more …
Dates may be subject to change. For up-to-date details and showtimes, see odeonfirenze.com.
Cynical former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) and bright, optimistic teen Casey (Brittany …
Third place in Eurovision Song Contest
Italy placed on the podium at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest with operatic track Grande Amore.
Italy came third with 292 votes after Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw with …
Tuscany + Beyond
Explore the unexpected
Prato’s vicinity to Florence has always been a source of wealth, but it’s never easy for a place to be acknowledged in its own right when …
GEMS/Sparkle! May 28–June 3 Various venues in the Oltrarno, Florence
Florence goes glittery! Preziosa: Florence Jewellery Week promises a series of jewel-toned celebrations to mark the …
Families + Kids
12 of the top children's activities
The Florentine says a massive thank-you to everyone who contributed to this article, including Firenze Moms4Moms and Baby Bottega.
Florence does not have the best reputation when …
Florence and contemporary art meet again
Critically-acclaimed UK artist Antony Gormley has been exploring the relationship of the human body to space through sculpture since the 1960s. This spring at Forte Belvedere, …
A new feel of painting
From May 10 to June 7, 2015, Nino Tirinnanzi, a leading late 20th-century artist will be honored with an exhibition held in the Palazzo Pitti’s Andito …
Video installation in the Palazzo Vecchio
The Palazzo Vecchio, the heart of Florentine history for almost 700 years, now hosts a modern iteration of classic art: Magnificent.
“Magnificent: the incredible story of beauty …
Tuscany + Beyond
The annual hunt is on!
It’s a beautiful spring afternoon in southern Tuscany, and we are once more on a mad rush into the woods. While locals and tourists alike are …
A curiosity in early Tuscan Renaissance paintings
For centuries, painters have depicted the marriage of the Virgin Mary to Joseph (lo sposalizio della vergine). The scene is almost identical in all the paintings: …
Florence for Students
Ciao cappuccinos and cartolerias
I booked my departure flight a year ago, when leaving for nine months felt like the craziest decision I’ve ever made. People have many reasons for …
A tale of two cultures
In the outskirts of Florence not far from the throngs of tourists in the historic center, amid the fields flanking the highway to Pisa, lies the …