Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
March 31, 2020

A minute’s silence in Florence

On March 31, at noon, Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, lowered the flags at the Palazzo Vecchio to half mast. The mayor stood alone in piazza della Signoria as the whole of Italy observes a minute’s silence to remember those who have lost their lives to Covid-19, to pay tribute to the country’s medics and […]
March 28, 2020

TF Together | Drinking Together – Sangiovese

  For the second “Wine Wednesday” event in our TF Together online event series, we asked readers to grab a bottle of Sangiovese for a lively discussion of how this typically Tuscan grape expresses itself in different terroirs. Led by The Florentine‘s Helen Farrell, we were joined by wine educators Filippo Bartolotta and Emily O’Hare, […]
March 27, 2020

Helplines during lockdown

How can we help the elderly, immunosuppressed and those with chronic diseases, especially if alone, at this time? A phone call is always appreciated and helps people feel less alone.
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Supermarket priority lines

A TF reader's request becomes supermarket policy
March 23, 2020

Dantedì: celebrating the father of the Italian language on March 25

This March 25 marks the first annual celebration of Dantedì, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri.
March 22, 2020

How to help Florence + Tuscany during Coronavirus

Here is a list of fundraising campaigns and charities in Florence and Tuscany that require help during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
March 20, 2020

Innocenti online

The Istituto degli Innocenti has launched two social media campaigns aimed at entertaining children during these days of lockdown and apprising them of the gravity of the Coronavirus.

Maggio reimagined

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opera house has launched a streaming service to bring its music to people in their homes.

TF Together | LMNL

The Florentine’s music editor Michelle Davis interviews LMNL aka Simon Batten, whose new album Moonlight Cinema will be out soon. Hear an exclusive preview as well as a review of some of Simon’s songs from his previous albums.       Episode summary   00:00 – Introduction by TF’s Alexandra Korey   1:26 – Simon […]
March 19, 2020

TF Together | Filippo Bartolotta

  For the first episode of TF Together, our daily online events to help our community stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown, TF’s Alexandra Korey chatted with wine educator Filippo Bartolotta about wine tasting. Far from your simple guidelines on sight, smell and taste, our participatory conversation explored everything from why Bartolotta loves Vin Santo […]