Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
July 2, 2020

Uffizi masterpieces tell the story of black culture in Renaissance Europe

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 […]
July 1, 2020

TF Together + Lungarno Chats | Benjamin V. Wohlauer

  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.

TF Together | Elizabeth Connolly

  Florence-based therapist Elizabeth Connolly talks about mental health strategies during the pandemic as part of TF Together.   Click here for more on mental health resources in Florence.
June 29, 2020


The war is over. These four words sum up the mood in Florence as we go to press with this Summer Issue of The Florentine.
June 28, 2020

Rental Diaries: The Book

  BUY THE BOOK:   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 […]
June 27, 2020

TF Together | Hershey Felder

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 […]

TF Together | Paola Vojnovic

  Renaissance art historian Paola Vojnovic presents a talk on the extraordinary and little known history of Renaissance portrait medals.   Read the full article here.
June 25, 2020

TF Together | Eric Veroliemeulen

  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.   
June 24, 2020

St John the Baptist online exhibition at the Uffizi

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 Curated by Anna Bisceglia, it takes visitors through 15 of the Uffizi’s […]
June 23, 2020

TF Together | Allison Levy

  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.