Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
August 21, 2018

Cookstock 2018: top chefs for a top festival

Excitement is building ahead of Cookstock from September 7 to 9, as the picturesque town of Pontassieve, just 25 minutes by train or car from Florence, gears up for its annual top-tier food and wine festival.

Caravaggio masterpiece returns to the Uffizi

Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Sacrifice of Isaac has returned to Florence’s Uffizi Galleries after a ten-month tour on loan to top exhibitions in Milan and Forlì.
July 30, 2018

Loitering law enforced around Florence

The City of Florence has passed a municipal bill, titled "Piazze vivibili", aimed at improving the safety of its streets and squares.

Porta San Giorgio to be restored

The work is expected to last seven months, costing 250,000 euro.
July 27, 2018

Electronic ID cards only from September in Florence

Florence, like other towns and cities in Italy, will only emanate electronic identity cards, known as carta d’identità elettronica or CIE, according to provisions implemented by the Ministry of the Interior.

Steve McCurry “Icons” exhibition: video

  100 impactful photographs by Steve McCurry are on display at Florence’s Villa Bardini. Titled “Icons”, the exhibition runs until September 16, 2018. Admission to the exhibition and to the Villa Bardini complex will be free every Wednesday in August (10am-7pm).     Video by Cristian Mindrila for The Florentine
July 25, 2018

Ponte Santa Trinita statues set to undergo cleaning

The cleaning of the early 17th-century statues will involve the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici
July 24, 2018

Portrait by Corcos acquired by the Uffizi Galleries

The work depicts a young woman and boy in a moment of relaxation
July 19, 2018

Smart parking campaign launched by Mobike

Riders are invited to observe simple rules for parking their Mobikes at the end of use.
July 18, 2018

Marking Mandela Day in Florence

Initiatives at the Mandela Forum and in piazza della Signoria