Florence is at its most magical during the festive season. As the tree goes up in piazza Duomo and the lights are switched on in all their elegant beauty, The Florentine focuses on the fun and the facts in the city we love.
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What’s in our December issue
1. The ultimate gift guide for Florence lovers
We did the research so you don’t have to! 11 original gift ideas all strictly Florence-centric!
2. Who introduced the Christmas tree to Florence?
An American woman, Josephine Graham, brought the tradition to the Tuscan city in the mid 1800s. A nostalgic holiday tale to warm your heart.
3. Social santas
Instagram phenomenon @ilcondominio take to the city streets to snap some festive photos.
4. Winter workouts
“Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat”, but it doesn’t mean we humans have to follow suit. We give you five fun winter fitness options in Florence.
5. Santa Maria Novella mystery solved!
We give you the lowdown on that strange sculpture that’s appeared in piazza Santa Maria Novella, a stone’s throw from The Florentine’s offices.
6. Eat Korean in Florence
The city’s hottest restaurant—and there’s no pappa al pomodoro in sight!
7. Easy Christmas canapés
Five easy-to-make, easier-to-eat snacks with a Tuscan twist. Plus our top five supermarket sparklers!
8. Winter’s best events
From ballet to bazaars, exhibitions to the downright eccentric, The Florentine tells you what’s hot in the coolest of months.
9. Oh holy wine!
Vin Santo is on everyone’s lips. Join our wine writer on hallowed ground: down in the vinsantaia!
10. You don’t just get Florence; you get Tuscany too!
Twice a year, The Florentine becomes two magazines in one, doubling up as The Tuscan Times. Stories, news, events, music, culture, the arts—and a glass or two of Chianti. Subscribe now!
If literature’s your thing, The FLR – The Florentine Literary Review is the perfect cultural crossover gift with six short stories and two poems in Italian and English. 10 euro, plus postage.