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July 9, 2018

The summer weave

Summer makes me long for the lightness of silk, which is why I spoke with Sabine Pretsch, head of textile manufacturing at the Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, a Florentine foundation and school dedicated to the production of handmade silk. Its legacy of precious fabrics is part of Florence’s artisan scene today.     Jane […]
July 3, 2018

Summer survival in Florence

If I were to describe summer in Florence with a Hollywood metaphor, it would be along the lines of “It’s like The Hunger Games. Everyone fights for a spot in the shade and some food, but no one dies.” Ok, this might be overkill, but the hot season here can prove challenging. Here are a […]
July 2, 2018

A summer salad with spice

Now that the summer heat has turned its thermostat to “on”, our taste buds switch their style to “tomatoes”.   In my debut recipe for The Florentine, I’ve taken the pick of the summer’s fruits—melon and tomatoes of all shades—and pepped them up with the sourness of cream cheese, the pungency of wasabi paste and […]

Live music around Florence in summer 2018

After the fever surrounding Firenze Rocks, the sprawling arena-rock festival that lured crowds of locals and tourists to the Cascine, it could be easy for concert organizers of Florence to pat themselves on the back and call it a day. But as the summer goes on, the live music scene will only pick up more […]
June 28, 2018

Best events in Florence in summer 2018

ARCHITECTURE/Nel Chiostro delle Geometrie Until September 28 Santa Verdiana complex, piazza Ghiberti 27, Florence Ph. A. Bianciardi The drama and dynamism of architecture are the central themes of Nel Chiostro delle Geometrie, an interdisciplinary series of lectures, site-specific installations, concerts and more, organized by Teatro Studio Krypton with DIDA, the architecture department at the University […]
June 12, 2018

Rooftop bars in Florence, Summer 2018

When the heat is on, drinks on breezy terraces become the thing to do in Florence at sundown. Here are six terraces tried and tested this summer by The Florentine.
June 5, 2018

Last of the summer wine

It was too good to be true. “I have a friend who’s a winemaker,” said Ambrogio, my Italian literature teacher, “and he’s suggested that I bring some students out there this summer.” Two months later it was mid-August, and the seven of us were thoroughly installed in the guest house at a Chianti cantina. Every […]
June 1, 2018

More police in Florence for the summer

Officers to be concentrated in SMN station, San Lorenzo, piazza Duomo and Ponte Vecchio
May 29, 2018

Summer camps in the Florence area

As the school year winds down, what better way to spend the holidays than at summer camp, where kids can explore their potential with a variety of English-language activities?   For young adventurers     The mission is: Inspire – Engage – Learn at Camp School Next Door, which organizes immersive experiences totally in English, […]
March 5, 2018

Uffizi Live expands in Summer 2018

The Uffizi Live performing arts festival is doubling its summer entertainment offering for 2018, adding Wednesday night events to a busy schedule.