Author: Catriona Miller

Catriona Miller is a recently graduated Scot who loves writing, meeting new people and baking. She has become slightly addicted to coffee since arriving in Italy and has no qualms about ordering a cappuccino after 11am. You can follow her on her blog at
December 4, 2014

Street Textiles

The exhibition ‘Street Textiles’ is part of a photographic project from the Villa Lorenzi and Fashion Room bookshop in Florence. The exhibition showcases works from young people, aged 16-20, who are part of the group, 'Giovani per il Futuro'.   The idea behind the project wasn’

Present culture

A gift need not be extravagant to be cherished, for, as the saying goes, ‘It is the thought that counts.’ But for those living between two cultures, the thought behind the gift is sometimes hard to fathom. What might seem the product of cross-cultural differences may simply

Meeting Blandina Steinhauslin

With almost 40 years of charitable activity, the American International League of Florence (AILO) has recently welcomed a new president, Blandina Steinhauslin. Steinhauslin granted The Florentine one of her first interviews since taking the new position, describing the reasons why she became involved in AILO and her hopes for the

Best events in December 2014

Our events listing keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment. This is a selection of the best events in Florence and Tuscany for December—and beyond.   CINEMA/Winter screen December 18–31 Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi
November 6, 2014

Best event of the week: Notes of Tuscany!

        The top 5 events for the week of November 27 to December 3, 2014.  Download the full list of events in Florence:   VISIT/CONCERT/ Musical tour November 30. 9.30/10 tours, 11am concert. Palazzo Guadagni Strozzi Sacrati, piazza Santo Spirito 9, Florence   The Regione Toscana offers the public a wonderful […]

Best events in December 2014

FESTIVE/Christmas Markets Throughout the month Various locations in Florence   Florence is full to the brim with Christmas markets. From December 3-21, in piazza Santa Croce, the annual Weihnachstsmarkt, traditional German markets, return to the square. The small wooden huts, mulled wine and typical German food (strudel, Bratwurst,

Florence for Women

Today, November 25, the world comes together to stand against violence against women. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has not been forgotten here in Florence.   The city offers a day full of activities and the launch of a new Startup project: Florence for Women,

TF Weekly List of Events in Florence

        The top 5 events for the week of November 20-27, 2014.  Download the full list of events in Florence:       GUIDED TOUR/VISIT/ Crazy for Pazzi tour November 26, 6.15–7.15pm, 15 min slots. Pazzi Chapel, Santa Croce, Florence   Who were the Pazzi family and why is their chapel […]

Best events in November 2014

CINEMA/50 Days of Cinema Until December 14 Most shows at Odeon Cinema, piazza Strozzi, Florence A world of film, the world on film. For 2014, the theme of this festival of film festivals is ‘The Future,’ so look for feature films, documentaries, shorts and more from young

50 Days of Cinema

Each year, during the 50 Days of International Cinema Festival, a world of film comes to Florence, with hundreds of movies, shorts and documentaries from around the globe presented in a series of festivals. This year’s overarching theme is ‘Future,’ and many of the offerings are