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October 10, 2017

BallereTTe opens new store in Florence

Bubblegum pink, lemon-drop yellow, ribboned with licorice-black straps: BallereTTe’s candy-colored ballet flats have won fans in Rome and Milan, and now it’s Florence’s turn.     Entering BallereTTe’s new flagship store, situated a short distance from the Duomo in via de’ Martelli 34/r, feels like stepping into Cinderella’s walk-in wardrobe after a particularly favourable encounter […]
September 26, 2017

Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table: A Symposium on Feminist Art and Herstory at SACI’s Palazzo dei Cartelloni focuses on the role of female artists in society and the knowledge to be gained from the ground-breaking work of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The symposium will also highlight the presence of […]

Relax Firenze

The carousel keeps turning, but life feels calmer, quieter and altogether more manageable in the central Florence oasis of Relax Firenze.   A holistic temple for mind, body and spirit, this newcomer to the city’s wellness scene is no ordinary day spa. Get active with yoga, Pilates and yogadance classes in a high-ceilinged room nestled […]
September 8, 2017

Study the Duomo

Starting January 2018, the one-year, full-time Executive Master’s in Cultural Heritage will be taught entirely in English, in Florence's cathedral complex.

Advanced Duomo studies: executive master’s course

Starting January 2018, the one-year, full-time Executive Master’s in Cultural Heritage will be taught entirely in English, in Florence's cathedral complex.
August 2, 2017

Gelato Festival returns to Florence

The Gelato Festival returns to Florence’s piazzale Michelangelo from September 14 to 17, 2017 to decide Europe’s best gelatiere.
July 26, 2017

Soaking up Florence

Beach time is practically a tenet in the sacred rites of Tuscan summer. But what if you can’t escape to the coast—or you have young children and the beach is more of a hassle than a haven? Klab Marignolle pools offer a splashy, family-friendly summer space in the southwestern hills above the city (Galluzzo-Soffiano area). […]
July 20, 2017

Where to work out in downtown Florence

Whether you’re here in Florence for a few days of leisure, for life, or something in between, keeping up a fitness regimen can be a challenge. Your Florentine lifestyle may be rich with lungarno walks and side street strolls, but being intentional about breaking a sweat takes some extra effort. One downtown gym makes it […]
July 17, 2017

A packed September in Prato

Ah, September! The season of fresh starts, it has long been among the busiest months in Prato, traditionally a time when laypeople and clerical authorities would come together for festivities surrounding the Madonna della Cintola. The legacy of these celebrations lives on in Settembre | Prato è Spettacolo, a cultural festival organized by Fonderia Cultart […]
July 13, 2017

Socialeaty brings food to the table

Sharing is all the rage: put the word “co-“ before any activity and you are sure to find a solid base of young, open-minded followers. Be it co-working, couchsurfing or ride shares, the spirit of sharing continues to grow in popularity.   The newest idea on the table will bring you literally to the table. […]