See behind the scenes at The Florentine for one day only! 

 

On September 14, for 12 hours, our editors will move to the verdant setting of Palazzo San Niccolò. Join us for a day of interviews, seminars about The Arts, Culture, Social Media, Travel, Lifestyle, Food & Wine and much more. 
Start the day with yoga in the garden, take a tour of the San Niccolò neighbourhood, and enjoy workshops with our authors and friends of The Florentine. 

 

10am LIFESTYLE
MORNING YOGA with Shari Hochberg

 

Start your morning with an invigorating yoga practice in the fresh open air. Local instructor, Shari Hochberg will guide your through a series of energizing stretches and flows to help set you up for a productive day.
**Reserve your spot for her 10am yoga practice: www.theflr.net/tfdayyoga

 

10:45am ART TOUR
Artisans in San Niccolò Tour with Molly McIlwarth

 

Get an up-close look at the wonders of Florentine artisans making in San Niccolò with the Art Historical Tour Guide Molly McIlwrath. Join this guided visit to the workshop of Master Goldsmith Alessandro Dari, Erin Ciulla at her artisanal bookbinders Il Torchio and the tour continues at Fondazione Il Bisonte, the graphic design school and gallery.
**Reserve your spot for the 10:45 am tour, only 15 places: www.theflr.net/tfdayartisans

 

11am TOUR

Stefano Bemer Atelier

 

On this tour, visitors will have the chance to explore Bemer's craft, with a live demonstration of artisan shoe-making. Bemer will explain his process, from the comission to the design, to the nearly 80 hours spent on hand-crafting each pair of bespoke shoes.

**Reserve your free spot for the 11am tour: www.theflr.net/tfdaybemer

 

1:15pm THEFLR

Literary Lunch at the Osteria

 

Oltrarno, San Niccolò. Two writers, Franzosini and Nelli,  meet in the centuries-old cellar of an osteria... This is just the beginning of a Bohemian-style literary lunch with an open invitation to all book lovers in Florence.

**Reserve your spot for the 1:15 pm lunch. Set price at 12 euro, includes a pasta dish, main course and side order.: theflr.net/tfdaypranzo

 

2-6pm LIFESTYLE
Matteo Pierattini, Private Concierge

 

Concierge consultant Matteo Pierattini of Florence On Call is a walking database of expat resources, with one foot in every door in town. Tailor-making and time-saving in Tuscany, don't miss!
**Reserve your free 20-minute one-on-one appointment, limited spots: www.theflr.net/tfdayoncall

 

3-5pm MASSAGE
Relax Firenze Treatments

 

Treat yourself to a wellness experience with two of Relax Firenze's signature treatments. Sample the Feathertouch face, neck and chest massage to pamper and soothe your nervous system or enjoy an Aromatouch essential oil hand massage to relax and release tension in your body and mind. Both treatments are designed to inspire and revitalize your energy and appearance. 
**Reserve your free 10-minute one-on-one appointment, limited spots: www.theflr.net/tfdayrealx

 

5pm ART
LINDA FALCONE
Uffizi Women Artists… in the limelight, past and future

 

The Uffizi Gallery hosts one of the highest concentrations of art by women of any museum in the world. Will female self-portraits now in storage soon be part of the main gallery? Who were the ladies freely practicing art at the Uffizi, at a time when women artists around the world needed body-guards? Successful during their time, lady painters… are soon to enjoy the limelight… again.
**Reserve your spot for her 5pm lecture: www.theflr.net/tfdayawa

 

5pm FOOD & WINE
EMIKO DAVIES
Food Photography Tips

 

Learn the secrets of snapping your dishes like a professional photographer. Cookbook author and food blogger Emiko Davies gives a demonstration of food photography tips.
**Reserve your spot for her 5pm workshop: www.theflr.net/tfdayemikodavies

 

5:15pm FICTION
CHRISTOBEL KENT
A Party in San Niccolò

 

Bestselling author Christobel Kent speaks about how the local neighbourhood inspired her novel "A Party in San Niccolò", one of her 7 books set in Florence.
**Reserve your spot for her 5.15pm talk: www.theflr.net/tfdaychristobel

 

5:15pm LIFESTYLE
MARY GRAY
Rental Diaries

 

Share your rental adventures with The Florentine's events and associate editor. Mary Gray leads a chat dedicated to residents' renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.
**Reserve your spot for her 5.15pm talk: www.theflr.net/tfdaymarygray


5:45pm CLOSE UP 
MICHELE CAPECCHI 
Lawyer of the expats

Got a burning question for The Florentine's legal columnist?
Known locally as the "lawyer of the expats," the gregarious Michele Capecchi is among the confirmed speakers on our September 14 program and has written on such topics as buying property in Italy, opening a business as a foreigner, intellectual property and visa types—to name a few.
**Reserve your spot for his 5.45pm talk: ww.theflr.net/tfdaycapecchi

6pm CLOSE UP
DEIRDRE PIRRO
Famous Expats of Florence

Join Deirdre Pirro, The Florentine's brilliant longstanding columnist, as she chats about Florence's famous expats down the centuries.
The talk will last for 30 minutes and is *FREE*. Only 20 places. 
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaydeirdre4

 

6pm THEFLR
JOHANNA BISHOP
Translating Fiction with TheFLR

 

How does a professional literary translator tackle the many little problems that can turn up in a selection of contemporary Italian short stories: a poem by Michelangelo, an amnio report, a narrator whose age is unclear, a first line that needs to draw readers in or a last line that needs to stick the landing? Johanna Bishop offers a behind-the-scenes look at translating the first two issues of TheFLR - The Florentine Literary Review. This event is FREE.
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaytranslation

 

6:15pm TOUR
Torre di San Niccolò

 

From the top of the San Niccolò tower visitors can enjoy wonderful views over the city. The tower tells the story of Florence’s “fortitude and beauty”: its architecture is a trace of the medieval walls that used to enclose the city. Discover it during The Florentine Day with MUSE Firenze.
Tickets 4 euro, paid directly / Only 18 places.
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaysanniccolotour

 

6:15pm FOOD+WINE
Tuscan Living with Ruffino

 

Francesco Sorelli, global brand and corporate PR manager of Ruffino winery, talks about his book " La Toscana di Ruffino: The taste for being together" , which focuses on unique Tuscan moments like the merenda and desinare, scampagnata and Sunday lunch. And Chianti's most famous wine brand, of course!
**Reserve your spot for his 6.15pm talk: www.theflr.net/tfdayruffino

 

7pm WINE

FILIPPO BARTOLOTTA
Discover your Palate with the Obama Sommelier

Are you ready to "Discover your Palate" with Filippo Bartolotta?

You can live only for this special event an interactive wine experience with The Florentine and Filippo, who will teach you to understand what you like, how to taste wines and how to order a wine at the restaurant. It will be a leaning process while drinking and having fun together, just like Filippo did with the Obama's.

The guided tastimg will last for 1 hour, 30 minutes and costs 35 euro, paid locally / Only 30 places, so sign up NOW!
**Sign up now: http://theflr.net/toptasting

 

7pm THEFLR
CONVERSATIONS ON DESIRE

The authors of The Florentine Literary Review, The FLR, will talk about Desire in contemporary Italian literature. Luca Ricci, Edgardo Franzosini, Marco Rossari, Sergio Nelli, Marco Simonelli. Free event, Talk in Italian, reading in Italian and English. In collaboration with Estate Fiorentina.
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaytheflr

 

 

Full programme to be revealed **very soon**!