Hayley Daffern

    Hayley Daffern is a university student interning at The Florentine as part of her year abroad. Outside of her French and Italian degree, she is your typical art lover. With a keen interest in Italian Renaissance art and literature, from Botticelli to Michelangelo, Hayley has moved to Florence to broaden her artistic horizons.

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    THINGS TO DO

    5 nightlife spots in Florence

    Whether it’s a drag show, live music or late-night karaoke, check out these 5 nightlife spots for a fun night out in Florence.

    FOOD + WINE

    The Stellar: Botany meets mixology

    25-year-old bartender Nicola Spaggiari brings his own flair to the innovative cocktail bar and restaurant The Stellar in San Frediano.

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    Walking experiences in Tuscany with Martino Pozzi

    Nature enthusiast and environmental hiking guide Martino Pozzi leads walks across Tuscany with his Walking Experiences business.

    FOOD + WINE

    5 favourite happy hours in Florence

    Finding discounted drinks in a lavish city like Florence can be tough. Here are 5 of our favourite happy hours.

    FOOD + WINE

    Best cheap eats for students in Florence

    Avoid the overpriced tourist traps. Here are the five of the best cheap eats for students in Florence.

    ART + CULTURE

    Accademia: The Bronze Effigy of Michelangelo exhibition

    For the first time, the nine bronze busts of Michelangelo attributed to Daniele da Volterra are side by side for scientific study at the Galleria dell'Accademia.

    THINGS TO DO

    Somewhat strange: nightlife in Florence

    Florence has a timeless beauty that echoes throughout the city walls, providing a panoramic backdrop for its flourishing nightlife. Picture this: it’s an autumn evening in piazza Santo Spirito and ...

    NEWS

    Palazzo del Bargello restored

    The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone ...

    NEWS

    San Giorgio alla Costa restored

    The restoration inside the San Giorgio e Spirito Santo alla Costa church has been completed after three years.         The church, located along the steep Costa San ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Uffizi: Lo Sfregio

    Defaced statues and striking photography form the content of Lo Sfregio, a new exhibition opposing violence against women at the Uffizi Galleries. In the month of the International Day for ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Selfie Museum: simply insta-worthy

    In a trendy format with international success, a new space where TikTok and Instagram lovers can indulge in a two-hour selfie-taking experience has recently opened its doors in the heart ...

    NEWS

    New acquisition at the Galleria dell’Accademia

    Two 15th-century works have been introduced to the Galleria dell’Accademia.     The pinnacles depicting the Angel of the Annunciation and the Virgin Annunciate by Florentine painter Giovanni di Francesco ...

    COMMUNITY

    Fr. Kramer Cameron: a chat with Florence’s Canadian priest

    Fr. Kramer Cameron is a priest for the English-speaking community in Florence based at the Romanesque church of Santi Apostoli.

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