Invisible Women docufilm up for Emmy
A PBS television special, Invisible Women, based on Jane Fortune’s book Invisible Women: Forgotten Artists of Florence, published by The Florentine Press in 2009, has been nominated for an Emmy in the best Historical/Cultural Program category by the regional National Academy …
Via Faenza comes alive on May 11
For the seventh year running, the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute (LdM) in Florence is hosting its open-air art exhibit, The Art is in the Street, along via Faenza (from piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini to via Nazionale).
The event features 100 works made …
Wounded Carabinieri from Florence battalion
The two policemen wounded by a gunman in Rome on April 28 were from a Sixth Battalion of the Tuscan Carabinieri, based in Florence.
Brigadier Giuseppe Giangrande’s injuries included major spinal damage; he is curently hospitalized at Umberto I hospital in Rome. …
Religious community joins April 30 event
When the city of Florence will stay awake until dawn for the annual ‘all-night party,’ the Notte Bianca, on April 30, two local churches will offer the public an opportunity to ‘fly’ with spiritual wings.
The Methodist Church on via de’ Benci …
The Italian branch of peace charity CISV is celebrating its fiftieth birthday. The international non profit was started in Ohio by Doris Allen, a child psychologist who saw the education of children as a crucial step towards world peace. Today it …
The American International League of Florence ONLUS (AILO) will be holding its annual Donation Day at Palazzo Vecchio, on April 22, 2013, at 4 pm, in the Salone de’ Cinquecento. AILO will present to a group of local charities the funds …
A member of the American International League of Florence ONLUS (AILO), Jocelyn Fitzgerald, was given the ‘Rep of the Year’ award for 2013. The award is one of the highest honours given by the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO). …
Egg hunt in Florence
Although the annual hunt was held on March 20, well before Easter this year, the children from the Firenze Moms 4 Moms (FMs4Ms) eagerly searched for Easter eggs in the Pettini Burresi park.
Before the hunt, the children, who ranged in age …
Places + Travel
Alexandra Lawrence and The Florentine present the April 2013 schedule of the Walks and Visits series.
So you think you know Florence? TF's editor-at-large and licenced guide Alexandra Lawrence will take you to hidden corners, helping you to discover the 'real' Florence beyond the Uffizi and the Duomo.
Saturday, April 6, 10:30am
Neighborhood Walk: Sant'Ambrogio
Knights Templar, 'potenze', miraculous …
Brilliant editor wanted for TF team
Wake up and check e-mails for emergencies. Ok, nothing urgent. Have breakfast and get ready for work. Must hurry: have coffee appointment with a new writer in piazza della Repubblica this morning. Brainstorm ideas with her and get her feedback on …
Flash mob in Florence
When, on February 14, about 2,000 people participated in a dance flash mob in Florence’s piazza della Repubblica, they were taking part in the biggest mass global action to end violence against women and girls in the history of humankind. The …
Join the St. Mark's choir
Located on via Maggio, St. Mark's Anglican church is looking for local talents to join its new concert choir, which will operate independently from the church (but will most likely sing, on occasion, at masses). Anyone who likes to sing, from …
AILO and Burger King give back
the child poverty rate in Italy being the highest in all of Europe, many
children depend on organizations like the Angels for a Day program to make a
positive difference in their lives. In December last year, the American
International League in Florence (AILO), …
Flash mob protests violence against women in Florence
year in Italy, one woman died every three days as a result of domestic
violence. While this is a sobering statistic particularly in a first-world
country, the problem is certainly not unique to Italy. Domestic violence
affects a staggering number of women worldwide: one …
Florence glows with holiday spirit
is full of the festive spirit, with a giant fir tree and nativity scene in
front of the Duomo, mulled wine at piazza Santa Croce's German market, the
streets sparkling with thousands of lights and, for the first time, the city's
most iconic sites …
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