Author: Editorial Staff

The Florentine editorial staff
October 2, 2021

Thoughts about education in Italy

We pick the minds of local education experts with considered contributions from Simon Gammell, Director of The British Institute; Carla Guarducci, President & CEO, Lorenzo De’ Medici – The Italian International Institute; Alessandro Colombo, Director of AD Education Italia/Accademia Italiana, and Ylenja Lucaselli, Italian MP.           They’re back! Not in the same numbers […]

Europe’s first centre of coffee excellence opens in Florence

La Scuola del Caffè, Europe’s first centre of excellence centred on coffee, has opened in Florence.     La Scuola del Caffè was inaugurated on October 1, on the occasion of International Coffee Day. Housed in a coffee shop open to the public and run by Simone Amenini, the academy aims to spread coffee culture […]
September 30, 2021

Jeff Koons ‘Shine’ at Palazzo Strozzi until January 30, 2022

Curated by Arturo Galansino and Joachim Pissario, the display includes a wide selection of the most celebrated works by Jeff Koons from the mid-70s to the present day.
September 28, 2021

BHMF inaugurates new home in central Florence

  Black History Month Florence is breaking down temporal and spatial barriers with a newly opened physical space in via Santa Reparata. September 9 marked the inauguration in the ground-floor studio of Santa Reparata International School of Art with its first in-house exhibition as The Recovery Plan. Initiated in 2019 as a nomadic pop-up project, […]
September 26, 2021

Michelangelo’s Pietà restored thanks to Friends of Florence

The restoration started in November 2019 and was interrupted several times due to pandemic restrictions.
September 23, 2021

Lady Ripple launch urban beehives in Florence

Florence’s newest urban beehives have been installed in the Porte Sante cemetery by the San Miniato al Monte basilica.         Florence’s urban hive initiative was officially launched on September 17. The partnership between the Bee the Ripple Association, the City of Florence, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and Fior da Fiore Organic […]
September 14, 2021

Felice Limosani’s ‘Dante: The Eternal Poet’ at Santa Croce

New life is brought to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Supreme Poet's death.
September 13, 2021

Friends of the Uffizi donates a Dante-centric painting

The US non-profit association Friends of the Uffizi Gallery has given Donato Mascagni’s Il Conte Ugolino painting to Florence’s foremost art museum.     On the eve of the seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death on September 14, the early seventeenth-century painting by the Florentine artist will soon be displayed in the Sala della […]

The Florentine Cocktail: straight up and on the rocks

At The Florentine, we’re shaken but not stirred. One thing’s for sure: a well-made drink settles the nerves and what better cocktail than our very own The Florentine! Getting to know the creative team of Harry’s Bar The Garden at top hotel Sina Villa Medici in Florence’s via il Prato sparked the idea to join […]

Cocktails make a comeback (not that they ever left)

Quality mixology returns as Florence Cocktail Week resumes a weeklong smorgasbord of shaking from September 20 to 26. A mainstay on the city’s social scene, Paola Mencarelli organized the first showcase focused on fine drinks in 2016. Since then, FCW has gone from strength to strength, and now from region to region as the showcase […]