A heart of Blackness beats among the Renaissance and Baroque paintings in the Uffizi Galleries, which will be celebrated with “Black Presence”, a social media awareness campaign starting on the Uffizi’s channels on July 4. Historical, Biblical and mythological black figures are depicted in works such as portraits of the kings of Abyssinia and […]
Morgan Fiumi hosts Lungarno Chats, in conversation with Benjamin V. Wohlauer, Consul General of the United States in Florence, talking about diplomatic life in the Renaissance city. Read our 2017 interview with Benjamin V. Wohlauer, Consul General of the United States in Florence, at the start of his term.
BUY THE BOOK: theflr.net/rentaldiariesbook After an endless hunt for an affordable one-bedroom in Florence, Italy, ran her ragged, Mary Gray launched her “Rental Diaries” column on all things apartment-related. Triumphs. Disasters. Minor inconveniences. Meddling neighbors. This compilation of the column’s first 30 volumes is no flowery manifesto about the healing powers of la […]
Internationally renowned pianist, actor, and playwright Hershey Felder talks about finding his home in Florence, his LIVE FROM FLORENCE brand and his forthcoming one-man show as Beethoven. HERSHEY FELDER: BEETHOVEN will be streamed live from Florence, Italy on Sunday, July 12, benefitting US arts organizations and creative artists. Tickets ($55 per household) are available […]
Managing director of Villa Medicea di Lilliano, Eric Veroliemeulen, talks about joys of vacationing at a Medici villa with a Duomo view. Readers of TF can enjoy 5% off their next stay. Click here and type “theflorentine” in the promo code box.
To mark the Feast of St John on June 24, the Uffizi Galleries have launched a virtual exhibition devoted solely to the Baptist. The Saint who Baptized Christ: Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist can be seen at www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali/san-giovanni-battista. Curated by Anna Bisceglia, it takes visitors through 15 of the Uffizi’s […]
Art historian Allison Levy is an expert on early modern Italian visual and material culture. She chats about her latest book, “House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo”, focusing on the remarkable Palazzo Rucellai.