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    NEWS

    TEDxFiesole: world-class speakers tackle burning issues

    On September 17, Fiesole’s Roman Theatre will host the first edition of TEDxFiesole in an afternoon schedule of world-class speakers tackling the burning issues of our time.

    THINGS TO DO

    Towers and fortresses reopen for the season

    Make the mot of the chance to visit some of the city's dramatic defensive structures this summer.

    THINGS TO DO

    What’s on for Festa di San Giovanni 2022

    Florence celebrates its patron saint, San Giovanni Battista (St John the Baptist) on June 24 with fantastic fochi (fireworks).

    THINGS TO DO

    New summer opening hours at the Accademia Gallery

    The Accademia Gallery will be open on Tuesday nights throughout the summer as well as extending its opening hours during the week.

    NEWS

    Métiers d’Art: Chanel runway show in Florence

    The Chanel runway show will take place in Florence on 7 June, at Stazione Leopolda, to showcase the Métiers d'Arte 2021/22 collection.

    THINGS TO DO

    Peter Broderick performs in the Chiostro del Carmine on June 7

    The American (Irish by adoption) multi-instrumentalist and neo-folk singer plays as part of Secret Florence, organized by Musicus Concentus.

    COMMUNITY

    New arrivals at St. Mark’s English Church

    St. Mark’s English Church welcomes a new chaplain, music director and cultural events administrator in via Maggio.

    THINGS TO DO

    Farms for family fun not far from Florence

    Relax at these farms not far from the city, which offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family

    NEWS

    Dua Lipa visits the Uffizi

    British popstar Dua Lipa made a stop in Florence yesterday for a guided tour of the Uffizi Galleries led by director Eike Schmidt. The singer was in Italy last week ...

    ART + CULTURE

    San Luca Chapel in Santissima Annunziata restored

    The chapel also known as the Painter's Chapel was restored thanks to Friends of Florence, commissioned by the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno.

    FOOD + WINE

    Red Garter celebrates 60 years

    Located on via dei Benci 33 for 6 decades, the longest-running nightclub in Florence marks the occasion with a social media contest.

    THINGS TO DO

    Celebrate Fourth of July and join the Sotto Le Stelle talks with The Florentine and Ruffino

    This June, we’re joining forces with Ruffino Wines for four stellar conversations every Wednesday at 7pm on the Poggio Casciano wine estate.

    THINGS TO DO

    Skirt Club Florence to open for bi-curious, bisexual and heteroflexible women

    Bi-curious, bisexual and heteroflexible women have a new home in Florence as the international Skirt Club comes to the city.

    THINGS TO DO

    Let’s Get Digital! art exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

    Palazzo Strozzi's Let’s Get Digital! exhibition is one of the first and most significant shows in Italy to focus on digital art.

    NEWS

    Ginori Museum gardens to reopen in Sesto Fiorentino

    The Ginori Museum gardens in Sesto Fiorentino will reopen in the third week of May, although the museum will remain closed for restoration.

    NEWS

    Cinema Odeon Firenze to become a multifunctional space with Giunti Editore

    The 100 year old Odeon Cinema in Florence is set to become a multi-functional space by the end of the year.

    THINGS TO DO

    Antonio Canova: The Peace of Kiev – Art wins over war

    The work will be on show in Palazzo Vecchio's Sala Leone X from May 11 to September 18.

    ART + CULTURE

    Medieval Sculpture Hall at Bargello National Museum refurbished

    The Bargello National Museum presented its newly refurbished Medieval Sculpture Hall on May 10, with renewed lighting and the decorative frieze restored.

    COMMUNITY

    Locally made ‘Stracci’ released on Amazon Prime

    Starting from Prato and then heading off around the world, Stracci is a documentary that addresses the fashion industry's environmental impact.

    THINGS TO DO

    David 140 marks anniversary of Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Accademia Gallery

    To mark 140 years of David's presence in the hallowed halls of the Accademia Gallery, Director Cecilie Hollberg has put in action a fascinating programme.

    ART + CULTURE

    Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate in Palazzo Vecchio

    From May 1 to June 30, Palazzo Vecchio becomes home to Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907).

    THINGS TO DO

    A garden party with dinner and concert to benefit Ukrainian refugees in Lucca

    On May 14, a fundraising dinner will be held at the International School of Italian Cuisine in Lucca to support Ukrainian refugees.

    ART + CULTURE

    Palazzo Pitti: Sammy Baloji’s installations tell the history of the Kingdom of Congo

    The Andito degli Angiolini in Palazzo Pitti is currently hosting Sammy Baloji’s first solo exhibition in Italy.

    NEWS

    Covid-19: May 2022 rules

    Now you can enter a restaurant or supermarket anywhere in Italy and no longer have to wear a mask.

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