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The Florentine editorial staff
January 27, 2022
NEWS

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2022

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, various initiatives are organized around Florence. The Jewish Community at Firenze Ebraica have put together a full list of events that can be found here.            The Holocaust is remembered at the city’s municipal libraries, with book presentations, readings, […]
January 18, 2022
CULTUREHighlight

Koen Vanmechelen’s “Seduzione” at the Uffizi

Huge horned iguanas, a red tiger crouching in the middle of the Niobe Room, new versions of the Medusa, whose head teems with hybrid figures bearing bizarre beaks and sharp teeth: a legion of fantastical creatures now populates the Uffizi Galleries in Seduzione, an exhibition by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen.          The exhibition includes […]
January 14, 2022
LIFESTYLE

BACH TALKS: David Bach and Elia Nichols

Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new column, titled BACH TALKS. This inaugural chat with public speaking and communication coach Elia Nichols took place at Hotel Lungarno.         David Bach: So you’ve […]
January 12, 2022
NEWS

Covid-19: January 2022 rules and testing

Tuscany became a “yellow zone” on Monday, January 10 due to the high number of Covid patients now in hospitals across the region (18% capacity on ordinary wards and 17% of ICU beds). The colour change does not bring additional restrictions other than urging greater caution among residents.      Winter rules across Italy currently […]
VIDEO

Bach Talks Ep.1 with Elia Nichols

  Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new video series, titled Bach TalksTM, in partnership with The Florentine. The inaugural chat with public speaking and communication coach Elia Nichols took place at Hotel Lungarno, […]
January 9, 2022
NEWS

New lighting for Florence’s monuments

The bronze David at piazzale Michelangelo, the Badia Fiorentina bell tower and the facade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella all now boast new permanent lighting. The update was donated by Firenze Smart, the City of Florence’s in-house company, on the occasion of the annual winter F-Light | Firenze Light Festival. Although the festival […]
January 3, 2022
CULTURE

Museum of Russian Icons opens at Palazzo Pitti

A collection of Russian religious art is now on permanent display at Palazzo Pitti.         The 78 icons were gathered in eighteenth-century Florence by the Medici and Lorraine families and represent the oldest collection of their kind in the world outside Russia. Four spacious ground-floor rooms vaunting seventeenth-century frescoes have been repurposed […]
CULTURENEWS

Vasari Terrace to undergo restoration

Exposure to the elements means that the Terrazza Vasariana is about to undergo total restoration. The striking terrace overlooks the riverside lungarno Anna Maria Luisa dei Medici, with the Uffizi courtyard to the rear, and affords unparalleled views over the Ponte Vecchio.         The campaign is expected to cost 300,000 euro. Work […]
December 23, 2021
NEWS

New Covid-19 rules: December 2021

New Covid-19 rules have been announced by the Italian government due to an exponential rise in Omicron cases (28 per cent of the 44,000 new cases).     1. Masks must be worn outdoors until January 31. FFP2 face protection must be worn in cinemas, theatres, stadiums and on public transport.   2. All outdoor […]
NEWS

Christmas in Florence 2021: your guide to the holidays

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes emphasize the essence of the holiday season. This is The Florentine’s guide to Christmas 2021 in Florence.         Christmas lights in Florence     Now in its sixth […]