Author: Devin Tooma

June 16, 2011
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Eat this!

In a country where seasonal foods are venerated on Italian tables as if beatified saints, one could say that the sagra, or food festival, is a sort of gastronomical religious holiday. Throughout Italy, every month of every season has something new to table, and summer is perhaps the sagra's
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The don’t miss list June 21 to 30,

We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks! Enjoy Florence.   TF Events/KnitLounge2 June 23, 7 to 10pm, Le Murate SUC, 1st floor   The Florentine and BettaKnit present a reprise of
June 1, 2011
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The don’t miss list June 1 to 21,

  We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks! Enjoy Florence.   The Florentine Events/Culture Clash June 9, Le Murate, 7 to 9pm   Join The Florentine for a lively discussion about the topics that unite and divide the Anglo and Italian […]
May 19, 2011
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The don’t miss list May 23 to June 2,

We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks! Enjoy Florence.   La Fiorita Commemoration of Savonarola's death May 23, piazza della Signoria and parade in historic center, 10am to noon   The
May 5, 2011
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The don’t miss list – May 6 to 19,

Fair/ Artigianato e Palazzo May 13 to 15, Giardino Corsini   Three days, nearly 100 artisans and the rare opportunity to see them at work and explaining their craft, all in the stunning setting of Giardino Corsini, which will be in full bloom. This year will feature artisanal kite making (
April 21, 2011
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Artigianato e Palazzo

It's been said time and time again: Florence is changing. Whether or not it be with the times, modernity is beginning to replace museum visits with Google street views, gelato with Ben & Jerry's, and, sadly, artisanal handicrafts with cost-friendlier, foreign-made goods. Luckily, there is an
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The don’t miss list Apr 24 to May 5,

Religious/Easter + Scoppio del Carro April 24, 11am, Piazza Duomo   Before sitting down for Easter lunch and shattering that chocolate egg, grab your earplugs and watch this odd, loud tradition unfold: an ornate cart carrying a lit candle is pulled through the city by two white oxen, leaving from
April 7, 2011
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The don’t miss list- Apr 8 to 22,

  We’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks!  Enjoy Florence.   Special Events/Week of Cultural Heritage April 9 to 17, Florence and Italy   Enjoy Italy’s magnificent cultural heritage in all its forms… free! The 13th annual Week of Cultural Heritage […]
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David Broomfield

On March 21, the British Embassy in Rome announced that the British Consulate in Florence, after a presence in the city lasting over half a millennium, will close. Effective on December 31, 2011, British consular services for Northern Italy, including Florence, will be available through the British Consulate General in
March 24, 2011
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The don’t miss list – Mar 24 to Apr 7,

We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and more English-friendly entertainment here in our Top Picks!  Enjoy Florence.       Special Events/ Korea Film Fest March 25 to April 2, Cinema Odeon   The Korea Film Fest is back