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February 8, 2019

Tuscany’s Carnival treats, courtesy of Ruffino

Carnival is a much-loved festive season throughout Tuscany and all towns celebrate it during the month of February. It’s a centuries-old festival, when everyone is allowed to eat excessively, play excessively and be a bit silly for a day. Typical carnival masquerading exemplifies the idea of turning social standards upside down and doing away with […]
February 1, 2019


  For just 10 euro   The newest food spot to hit the streets of Florence is the innovative Pizzaland. This all-you-can-eat pizza place is a dream for an outing with the kids, an evening with friends or a cheap date night. For just 10 euro, you can chow down on unlimited pizza as you […]
November 30, 2018

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

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

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

“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

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, […]

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

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

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 […]