Author: Rose Mackworth-Young

November 21, 2013
NEWS

Tuscany says NO to violence against women

Following recent changes to Italian legislation, which introduced greater protective and preventive measures in the fight against domestic violence to women, Tuscany marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25 with a series of public events, plays, meetings, films and thousands of red shoes. &
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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.    
LIFESTYLE

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,
November 7, 2013
LIFESTYLE

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:
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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 […]
October 24, 2013
LIFESTYLE

The Duomo and the devil

Have you ever been buffeted by the strong gusts of wind that tear through piazza del Duomo? An old legend claims that this is no ordinary wind, but the work of the devil himself.   Many centuries ago, a cleric was preaching to a crowd in the piazza, on the
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Top 10 events – from Oct 24 to Nov 7

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 .   FILM/Cinema e Donne October 24–30 Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi, Florence   A film
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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
LIFESTYLE

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