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November 30, 2018
LIFESTYLE

Teatro? #BellaStoria! is back

Teatro? #BellaStoria! is back, encouraging teen urbanites to check out Florence’s fabulous theatre scene. For the cost of one ticket, everyone aged between 14 and 19 can enjoy eight shows and a pop concert, attend mask-making workshops, go behind the scenes and even meet the stars.
November 20, 2018
LIFESTYLE

The Nutcracker in Florence (Lo Schiaccianoci)

  First premiering in 1852 in St. Petersburg, for over 100 years it’s been the sure sign of the arrival of Christmas. This year, on the 22 December the St. Petersburg Ballet comes to La Pergola theatre in Florence with their edition of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous ballet, The Nutcracker. As the orchestra swings into action, playing […]
November 19, 2018
FOOD + WINE

Savini truffles: your year-round ticket to Tuscan flavour

  Unleash your creativity with the Savini Tartufi range of truffle products and jazz up even the simplest of snacks while subtly enhancing more complex recipes. Truffle is the perfect addition to any experimental chef’s kitchen: these Tuscan, straight-from-the-earth gems can instantly enrich humble ingredients and inspire new culinary combinations.   The Savini Tartufi truffle […]
November 6, 2018
LIFESTYLE

“Expets” of Florence

Is any love purer than that between pet and padrone? Numerous studies have shown that four-legged (or two-winged) friends can enhance one’s quality of life, providing companionship, love and plenty of laughs. For foreign-born people in Florence (and around the world, for that matter), these benefits are arguably tenfold: when asked to share stories of […]
October 5, 2018
FOOD + WINE

Spice up your Halloween

  Florence is short on “spook factor” and you won’t find much Halloween hullabaloo in traditional Tuscan eateries. No dinner plans for the fright night of October 31? Trade in your go-to trattoria for some Mexican Day of the Dead vibes at Tijuana, Florence’s mainstay for South of the Border-style cuisine.   On Halloween night, […]
LIFESTYLE

Wrapped in the city

  Via dello Studio atelier Torre D’Arte is setting a new bar for “souvenir scarves.”   Since moving to its current home in the shadow of Santa Maria del Fiore, the colorful artisan boutique has maintained a collaboration with Florentine designer and artist Stefano Ramunno, with whom owners Rossella and Francesco produce an exclusive “Florence” […]
September 26, 2018
TRAVEL

Turning a new leaf: autumn indulgences at Castello Del Nero

Now that autumn is on the horizon, our thoughts turn to getaways in the Tuscan countryside, an escape from city life and solace for mind, body and soul. Just 40 minutes by car from central Florence, Castello Del Nero is the perfect place to get away from it all for a few hours, an entire […]
September 21, 2018
LIFESTYLE

A new beginning for Palazzo Tornabuoni

An atmosphere of calm elegance permeates Palazzo Tornabuoni a short distance from the bustle of piazza della Repubblica. The Florentine spoke with Gabrielle Maria Taylor, who recently became the President of Club Tornabuoni, a seamless advancement as the private residence club’s keystone in her eight-year role as Club Attaché.     The Florentine: Congratulations on […]
September 10, 2018
FOOD + WINE

Acqua al 2: 40 years of culinary gambles and conviviality

  Blueberry steak—perhaps the signature menu item at famed local restaurant Acqua al 2—has raised more than a few Florentine eyebrows over the years. But at the time of the Medici, co-founder Stefano Innocenti insists, sweet fruits matched with meats, roasts and game like salt with pepper.   Innocenti hardly needs to lecture his diners […]
LIFESTYLETRAVEL

Slow Travel Fest Monteriggioni

Slow Travel Fest Monteriggioni returns from September 21 to 23 for three days of talks, hikes, culture, food and music in the splendid monumental complex in Abbadia a Isola and a packed program of excursions on foot and by bike for fully experiencing the Tuscan via Francigena and Montagnola Senese. Three days celebrating slow travel […]