Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
April 16, 2021

Covid-19: Florence turns orange and a roadmap to reopening Italy

“We can look to the future with prudent optimism and confidence,” states Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Tastes like spring: Pasticceria Gualtieri’s Iris Cake

No cake in the world shouts spring quite like Pasticceria Gualtieri’s Iris Cake. Founded in 1933, the via Senese bakery has been making nonno Alfredo’s yellowed, chocolate-splattered recipes for four generations. Many people’s first encounter with the dessert is due to a divine act of product placement. Spring meanderings and marvellings in the Iris Garden […]
April 14, 2021

Feeding mind, body and soul: food cravings in Florence

Food is our fallback position. Museums, theatres, cinemas and nightclubs (remember those?) have all been removed from our field of play, but grocery store doors remain reliably wide open and restaurants are forever pivoting to make ends meet. We thank the food businesses who feed us mind, body and soul.         Staying […]

Teatro dell’Oriuolo demolished and reimagined

  The crumbling former premises of the Oriuolo Theatre in front of the Oblate Library have been demolished to make way for a new cultural space.           Erected in the 1950s a short distance from the Duomo, the former playhouse occupied 300 square metres, which will now be replaced by a […]
April 9, 2021

85th edition of the Florence International Crafts Fair

Emporio MIDA was launched by Firenze Fiera in June 2020 to support excellence in Italian and international craftsmanship and to unite both exhibitors, visitors and buyers.
April 8, 2021

Next steps to expand Manifattura Tabacchi

The former factory premises of Manifattura Tabacchi has announced the next phase of its urban regeneration project, which is expected to open in September 2022. The Factory, which is the moniker for this stage in the works, aims to expand its already thriving mission as a hub of sustainable creativity for contemporary makers with ateliers, […]
April 7, 2021

Giulia Peyrone’s public installation in piazza de’ Pitti

The work by Giulia Peyrone makes use of construction grade textiles and specialized printers to create a distinctive artwork within footsteps of Palazzo Pitti.
April 6, 2021

Covid-19: red zone rules continue in Tuscany

Tuscany will retain strict restrictions until April 20, but nursery and primary schools are set to reopen even in red zone conditions. The professional body of doctors have commented that the region’s hospitals are “close to breaking point” with 282 Covid patients in Tuscany’s intensive care units, which equals nearly 45 per cent of the […]

Accademia della Crusca and the Italian language | TF Together

  Professor Hermann Haller discusses the Accademia della Crusca, a leading institution in the field of research on the Italian language.   Find the TF Together line-up here and the full series on our YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe!)
March 30, 2021

Easter 2021 in Florence: what to expect

Easter in Florence is usually a tradition-fuelled celebration, but the 2021 version will be a subdued affair due to a spike in Covid-19 infections. Here’s our guide to events.           Traditional events   The uniquely Florentine Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the Cart) spectacle in front of the Duomo will go […]