Author: Mindy Burrows

Mindy Burrows is a Bristol University student of French, Spanish and Italian from London, with a passion for pasta, animals and 1980s music. A Florence novice, she is interning at The Florentine and hopes to fine-tune her rusty Italian and learn to navigate the city's complex web of roads and piazzas, all while indulging her love of pasta. Follow her on Instagram @mindyburrows.
May 21, 2018

Winner of Salone dell’Arte grant award announced

Winners are awarded a 20,000-euro grant to fund restoration and conservation projects in Florence
May 18, 2018

Dragon Boat Festival comes to Florence

4,000 visitors expected in Florence for event
May 16, 2018

Carrara to open Michelangelo museum

Inauguration set for June 2, 2018
May 11, 2018

Rare 16th-century sketches return to Florence

The Uffizi has acquired two rare 16th-century sketches by Giovanfrancesco Rustici and Giovanni Catesi at an auction in New York.
May 8, 2018

6 new books to deepen your knowledge of Tuscany

Tuscany is bursting with plenty to learn without ever seeming like a school trip. The last six months have provided us with several new reads about the region. Whether looking for a way to spruce up your outlook on life, seeking information about the revered world of art restoration, hankering after some poetry to sink […]
May 3, 2018

Elia Volpi exhibition at Palazzo Davanzati

Art dealer Elia Volpi is known in Florence as the “father” of the Museum of the Old Florentine House in Palazzo Davanzati as shown in the newly opening “Homage to Elia Volpi the Painter” exhibition.
April 24, 2018

Arnolfo Tower clock to be restored

The current clock dates to the 1660s, replacing the original made in the mid-1300s.
April 19, 2018

Fountains in Florence

Whether constructed to encourage respect for leaders, to celebrate a wedding or just to enhance a piazza, Florence’s eclectic collection of fountains has long been appreciated by residents and tourists alike, with one particularly famous favourite said to bring good fortune to those who touch it. Here are some highlights among Florence’s fountains, many of […]
April 18, 2018

San Miniato basilica celebrates millennium

A calendar of 50-plus events has been announced to mark the millennium of the San Miniato Basilica, Florence's hilltop church.
April 12, 2018

Porte Aperte: a closer look at Le Cure

Le Cure is one of the lesser-known districts of Florence, likely to gain greater recognition after the renovation of its main piazza early next year. With a small-village vibe and virtually unknown status among most tourists, the neighbourhood has a real artistic spirit and social fabric of its own. These assets will be celebrated at […]