The Florentine Day: 12 Hours in San Niccolò

Talks, tours and tastings with Florence’s English magazine

Editorial Staff
July 21, 2017 - 15:23

 

 

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. 

 

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How to participate in TF Day

September 14, 10am-10pm
Palazzo San Niccolò, via di San Niccolò 79, Florence. See on the map.

10am–5pm: readers are invited to visit Palazzo San Niccolò and our editorial team who will be working on location.
Email redazione@theflorentine.net to arrange a time to meet us.

5–8:30pm: access to all events requires advance sign-up on Eventbrite. Events will take place in three different locations at Palazzo San Niccolò.

7pm: Conversation on Desire to meet the authors of TheFLR – The Florentine Literary Review.

8:30pm: TF Party at the Palazzo with DJ set. Entrance costs 10 euro for 1 person, 16 euro for 2 people, and includes a copy of TheFLR – The Florentine Literary Review.

Please note: the event will take place even in case of rain.

 

Would you like to stay for the night? Take advantage of a TF deal at one of the following locations:

Palazzo San Niccolò - Palazzo Belfiore

 

 

EVENTS

You can reserve a spot at more than one event, but you are kindly reminded to check the hours of the events you are interested in to ensure that they do not overlap. 

 

 

10am LIFESTYLE/ Shari Hochberg, Morning Yoga

 

 

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/ Molly McIlwrath, Artisans in San Niccolò

 

 

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 Tour

 

 

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/ The Writers' 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. Set price at 12 euro, includes a pasta dish, main course and side order.
**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 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 10-minute one-on-one appointment, limited spots: www.theflr.net/tfdayrelax

 

 

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 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

 

 

5:15pm 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

 

 

5:45 pm LIFESTYLE / Michele Capecchi, Legal Advice for Expats in Italy

 

 

Join Michele Capecchi, The Florentine's legal columnist, as he gives legal advice for expats on a series of topics, from taxes to visas, divorce and opening a business.

The talk will last for 30 minutes and is free.

**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaycapecchi

 

 

6pm CULTURE / 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 - The Florentine Literary Review

 



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

 

 

6:15 pm 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

 

 

6:15pm TOUR / Torre 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

 

 

7pm WINE / Discover your palate with the Obama sommelier

 

 

Are you ready to "Discover your Palate" with Filippo Bartolotta? Otherwise known as The Obama Sommelier (Filippo guided Barack and Michelle through the mother of all tastings during the former US President's Tuscan vacation!), Bartolotta will teach you to understand what you like, how to taste wines and how to order a wine at a restaurant. It will be a learning process while drinking and having fun together, just like Filippo did with the Obamas.

There will be a challenge during the tasting; the best wine taster will win a cooking class at Mamas cooking school. The selection of fine wines that we will be tasting (1 bubbly, 2 whites and 2 reds) will remain a mystery till the end of the event.

The guided tasting 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 literary magazine The FLR is bringing some of its authors to Florence, for an open dialogue on the theme of Issue 2 - Desire - and a reading at sunset of the best stories related to the theme. Edgardo Franzosini, Marco Rossari, Luca Ricci and Sergio Nelli will participate. Italian readings by the authors, in English by American actor Elia Nichols.

The FLR's editor, Alessandro Raveggi, and TF's editor in chief, Helen Farrell, will moderate the bilingual discussion. The event is organized in collaboration with Forward and Estate Fiorentina.

This event is FREE / Limited seats, book your spot NOW!
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdaytheflr

 

 

 

8:30pm PARTY / TF Party at the Palazzo

 

 

 

Celebrate all things print with The Florentine and TheFLR at TF Party at the Palazzo, featuring DJ set. Entrance costs 10 euro for 1 person, 16 euro for 2 people, and includes a copy of TheFLR – The Florentine Literary Review. Access to the event by signing up before the day on Eventbrite. Only 200 places.

TF Party at the Palazzo was made possible thanks to Cibino, Fratelli Lunardi, Simbiosi and The Diner, wine sponsor Ruffino, and cocktail bar by Negroni Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
**Sign up now: www.theflr.net/tfdayapericena

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Comments

Jeff Cotton

20 days and 8 hours and 35 minutes ago
No event involving access to the church of San Niccolò? It's never open so access would be a treat.