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January 9, 2018

Your place in Florence

First-class service, luxury accommodations and a rich historical experience are at your fingertips during your stay at Your Place in Florence.     Your Place in Florence brings together two very special locations, Palazzo Belfiore and Palazzo San Niccolò. From the two palazzi, enjoy easy access to the city’s landmarks. When it’s time to relax, […]

Detox Day

Start the New Year with a New You: this is Relax Firenze’s mantra for its Detox Day on January 20.   The central Florence oasis just off piazza della Repubblica embraces everyone for a mind, body and spirit-focused day by reservation only to make sure that you actually keep to your new year’s resolutions.   […]
December 4, 2017

The holiday gift guide for Florence fanatics

Stuck on the inspiration front for gifts? Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.           Family fun     Play’s a plenty this Christmas thanks to Giochi Briosi, Florentine experts in board games since 2000. Present a challenge to the Tuscany […]
November 3, 2017

Olivia introduces dedicated “new oil” menu

Extra virgin olive oil is the lifeblood of most any Tuscan dish worth its salt. Yet outside of dedicated tastings—or haphazard drizzling on bread between courses—it’s often overlooked in dining table conversation. At Olivia in the heart of the Oltrarno, however, it’s front and center—a main ingredient rather than solely an enhancer, a way of […]
October 24, 2017

Spring in your step

When you’re an insecure teenager at a new school, blending in tends to take top priority. But taking a sartorially shy approach never worked well for Australian-born designer Rachel Beagley: “The only year I was popular in school,” she insists, “was when I had this one pair of red Reebok high tops. I was the […]
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.