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July 11, 2017

Cool for the summer

Summer is in full swing in Florence. The old centre is alive with an atmosphere like no other: yes, strolling around Renaissance buildings and monuments under the Tuscan sun is definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. But if you have been living in town for a while, you will know that it can get all too crowded. […]
July 10, 2017

Summer eats in the city

BY THE ARNO Ph. Helen Farrell   Executive Chef Andrea Quagliarella prepares quietly impressive dishes at five-star Villa La Massa’s riverside hotel restaurant. Open to non-guests, arrive before dinner for a creative cocktail made using Santa Maria Novella pharmacy elixirs, segued by niche and well-informed wine waitering over the candlelit cuisine. Ristorante Il Verrocchio at […]
July 7, 2017

Top summer 2017 events in Tuscany

With every Tuscan summer comes the temptation to find a few inches of beach and camp out until the temperatures cool. But don’t get stuck in a sand and sea rut: despite the slower summertime pace, there’s still so much to do, drink and dabble in right here on dry land. Dive in! #TUSCANY Calici […]
July 6, 2017

Best summer 2017 events in Florence

DESIGN/Helidon Xhixha Until October 29 Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Pitti, Florence Scorching temperatures and Helidon Xhixha’s In Scattered Order installations make this summer a prime time to visit the Boboli Gardens. Teaming up with art critic Diego Giolitti, Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt has brought contemporary works by the Albanian artist to Florence’s “backyard”. Xhixha, winner […]
June 20, 2017

Torre di San Niccolò and others reopen for the summer season

Torre della Zecca, Porta Romana and Baluardo a San Giorgio also in the lineup

The Duomo’s gnomon marks the Summer Solstice

Astronomical phenomenon open to the public June 21, 27 and 28
June 12, 2017

Summer reading by Florence writers

If you are wondering what book to indulge in this summer, The Florentine recommends two novels written by authors who have sought inspiration in varying measure from Florence (plus two Tuscan-themed cookbooks). The Fabrications by Baret Magarian: an Anglo-Armenian writer, poet and creative writing professor who was born and raised in London but who has […]
June 5, 2017

Summer camps in the Florence area

Entertain your little tykes and teenagers with this eclectic mix of campi estivi. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FLORENCE Rooted in the expertise and commitment to student-centered learning that characterizes the International School of Florence, this year’s ISF kids’ camp (fully conducted in English) is designed for the sports enthused and the creatively inclined. Cleverly merging work and […]
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.
March 31, 2017

Top musical acts in Florence this summer

Music lovers and festival goers, look out: this summer the Visarno Arena will be bringing out the “fire” in Firenze. Held in the verdant innards of Cascine Park, the Firenze Rocks Festival is the apogee of three years of furious and far-sighted planning, laying the cornerstones for what is destined to become one of this […]