Author: Rose Mackworth-Young

November 21, 2013
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Christmas 2013 events in Florence and Tuscany

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat and Tuscany is teeming with seasonal celebrations. From charity markets to concerts, nativity scenes to ice-skating, there is no shortage of events to put on your calendar and in your diary in anticipation of the festive, chilly days ahead.    
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Multicultural Florence

Looking for the multi-ethnic heart of Florence? Want to see the city from a different point of view? Walk Florence with guides from the Ukraine, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nigeria, Somalia, Brazil and Russia.   On these guided walks hosted by Firenze Migranda, hear about how immigrants from different
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Sunny side up

How many times have you walked past the sundial outside the Galileo Museum in piazza dei Giudici without giving it a second glance? Merging contemporary art and ancient science, the sundial indicates the time, date and direction. It can even orient stargazers to the night sky.   Built in 2007,
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Top 10 Events – from Nov 21 to Dec 12

      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 best events in Florence and Tuscany. INDIA/River to River November 22–28 Most events at the Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi, Florence   The best of Indian cinema is coming […]
November 7, 2013
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Top 10 Events – Nov 7 to 21

    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 best events in Florence and Tuscany.     BODY ART/Florence Tattoo Convention November 8–10 Fortezza da Basso, Florence   More than 300 world-renowned tattoo artists will congregate in Florence […]
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The piazza’s abuzz!

The statue of Ferdinando I, astride his horse in piazza Santissima Annunziata, is a familiar sight. But take a closer look at the base of the statue. On the bronze plaque at the rear of the statue is a curious circle of bees, all facing the queen in the centre:
October 24, 2013
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So you want to work at The Florentine?

Zipping through piazza Santa Croce on my bike before the crowds arrive, I remember that I need to detour via the Ferragamo museum to find out about their upcoming children’s tours for my events listing in the paper—perfect: I’ll cycle along the Arno to
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50 days of cinema

A world of film comes to Florence each autumn, with hundreds of movies, shorts and documentaries from around the globe during the 50 Days of International Cinema festival. Most of the films are either in English or with English subtitles, so forget fresh air and exercise as the cold nights
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Florence’s phantoms

Any place as steeped in history as Florence (and Tuscany, for that matter) is bound to have its share of ghosts. Here are a few of the city’s best-known stories of restless souls.   Poisoned and parted One of Florence’s greatest love stories revolves around
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Birgitte Brondsted

Birgitte Brøndsted fell in love with Italy when she visited for the first time at age 14. Later, she tried living in Paris and Madrid as well as her home city of Copenhagen, but Italy kept pulling her back for periods of both work and study. Eventually, it