Author: Rose Mackworth-Young

October 24, 2013
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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
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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
October 10, 2013
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Patrik Lundell

Although you may not have heard of him, you might already have come across his art. Every Friday, Patrik Lundell distributes his artworks for free in Florence’s historic centre, leaving his pieces, which are made from cardboard left out for recycling, on streets and buildings for passersby to
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Top 10 events – From Oct 10 to 24

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.     BOOK/Santa Croce in Pink October 10, 5.30pm Sala del Cenacolo, church of Santa
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Strangled on the facade

Have you ever looked closely at the bronze doors on the façade of the Duomo? If you do, you will notice, on the right-hand set of doors, the head of a troubled-looking young man with a snake wrapped around his neck. No, this is not one
September 26, 2013
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Top 10 events – from Sept 26 to Oct 10

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.   SCIENCE/Researchers’ Night September 27, various universities in Tuscany   Three hundred European cities unite
September 12, 2013
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5 ways to keep your bicycle safe in Florence

Get a super cool illustrated poster with these 5 ways to avoid getting your bike stolen just by sharing this article - click this button and it's all yours!     Leave your car or scooter at home: one of the best ways to get around Florence is by bike,
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Top 10 events – Sept 12 to 26

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 .   SHOP/Vogue Fashion's Night Out September 12, 7.30–11.30pm Throughout the historic
July 11, 2013
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Top 10 summer exhibits in Florence and Tuscany

The Springtime of the Renaissance Until August 18 Palazzo Strozzi, piazza Strozzi, Florence   Exploring the origins of the ‘miracle’ of the Renaissance in Florence, this exhibit displays masterpieces by many of the most famous Florentine artists, including Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelozzo, Masaccio and more. The show focuses