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August 2, 2017
FOOD + WINE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
FOOD + WINE

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. […]
May 31, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Estate Fiorentina 2017: a preview

It may always be sunny in Philadelphia, but it’s (nearly) always summer in Florence. Spanning alfresco aperitivo spots to highbrow arts performances, the annual cultural festival Estate Fiorentina offers a blend of events that’s as crowd-pleasing and fresh as an Aperol spritz. The best part? You can drink it all up well into autumn. Here […]
May 25, 2017
FOOD + WINEThe Tuscan Times

Val delle Rose: summer events in Maremma

Famiglia Cecchi’s Val delle Rose is a summer outing, a break from the beach or an escape from the city. Into the wilds and into the wine.
May 15, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Lulù: colorful, lively, iconic

The Lulù collection, new from Florentine jewelry atelier Fratelli Piccini, is a contemporary cut on the classical costume donned by Harlequin.
May 14, 2017
TRAVEL

Homes away from home

  Palazzo Belfiore Palazzo Belfiore Apartments is not only a place to rest your head in comfortable surroundings. It’s an experience, an authentic awakening to life in Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourhood. Brother and sister team Francesca and Federico are born-and-bred Florentines and their mission has always been to open doors for their guests to […]
May 12, 2017
TRAVEL

Mindful eating in Tuscany

If there’s ever a place on the planet to combine food and philosophy, Tuscany’s it. Nutrition coach Sandrine Kom coined the concept of “FiloCiboSofia,” an ultra-serene way of approaching food. Soon, she’ll be bringing her winning way of thinking to the tiny Tuscan town of Baratti (Livorno) for a three-day retreat to be held May 26-28, […]