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Helen Farrell

    Helen Farrell is editor-in-chief of The Florentine, a role she has held since 2013. She is also a freelance contributor to Decanter and runs the magazine's translation and copywriting department.

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    FOOD + WINE

    Taste 2023: what to expect

    An inside look at Taste 2023 and what foodies can expect from this year's speciality fair.

    FOOD + WINE

    Chianti Lovers wine preview: what to watch out for

    Expect 120 wineries and 400 wines up for tasting at Fortezza da Basso on February 12.

    NEWS

    15-minute Florence: a strategic plan for the city

    Florence city council set out plans to combat "touristification".

    FOOD + WINE

    Reburger: delish burgers with a creative soul

    Open seven days a week, with a side of culture, the burgers are exceedingly good.

    COMMUNITY

    Sunday Riley: the woman behind the beauty brand

    Entrepreneur Sunday Riley discusses skincare, Florence and the power of intuition.

    FOOD + WINE

    January 2023: New restaurant openings

    From upgraded bakeries to elevated dim sum, 2023 is already causing ripples on Florence's restaurant scene.

    COMMUNITY

    Coming soon: Editor’s letter

    Our January issue looks at the year ahead and focuses on inspiring individuals to help you move to Florence.

    NEWS

    The future of Pitti Immagine

    CEO of Pitti Immagine, Raffaello Napoleone, tells us what to watch out for during this edition of the trailblazing trade fair.

    THINGS TO DO

    2023 in Florence: the year ahead

    Plan your trip to Florence with our preview of the year ahead in 2023.

    FOOD + WINE

    Wines from Tuscany for your Christmas table

    Red, white and bubbles: find out what the wine experts plan on enjoying this holiday season.

    FOOD + WINE

    Holiday drinks: Moscato gin fizz

    A festive cocktail to add some sparkle to your holiday festivities.

    COMMUNITY

    Forgive us our trespassing: Editor’s letter

    Christmas markets, mulled wine and satirical exhibitions, such as Banksy, are plentiful this December in Florence.

    COMMUNITY

    Work hard, play harder: Rob and Kim Murgatroyd

    The Murgatroyds are settling into life in Florence, from buying entire new outfits to befriending their local greengrocer

    COMMUNITY

    The Essence of Florence fundraiser for The Florence Academy of Art

    The Essence of Florence gala evening continues to raise funds for The Florence Academy of Art.

    THINGS TO DO

    Nittardi wine and art exhibition at Galleria Palazzo Coveri

    Artworks by Dario Fo, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Yoko Ono and Mimmo Paladino comprise the Nittardi Collection currently on show at Galleria Palazzo Coveri.

    FOOD + WINE

    For snug dinners: Riva Kitchen

    The former tobacco factory is a cosy restaurant that serves food you really want to eat.

    COMMUNITY

    A conversation with Reverend Chris Williams

    Reverend Chris Williams of St Mark's English Church talks about settling into life in Florence and his plans for the community.

    COMMUNITY

    Artemisia up close: editor’s letter

    The November issue of The Florentine leads with an exclusive art cover story as readers can visit Artemisia Gentileschi’s "Allegory of Inclination", which is undergoing restoration at Casa Buonarroti.

    FOOD + WINE

    Autumn at Castello di Bossi

    Bacci Wines vaunts more than 900 hectares under vine in Tuscany due to estates in Chianti Classico, Montalcino and the Maremma. 

    COMMUNITY

    Talking business with Josh Henderson

    Businessman Josh Henderson talks about moving to Florence, integrating through chess and his involvement in the Consulate’s Connect US scheme.

    FOOD + WINE

    Frescobaldi presents new Montepulciano winery: Tenuta Calimaia

    The Tuscan vintner intends to produce 3 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano labels on the new estate to the east of the hilltop town.

    NEWS

    High traffic on the River Arno

    Pleasure crafting along the 1,200-metre-long navigable stretch of the Arno between the San Niccolò and Santa Rosa weirs has become increasingly popular. 

    COMMUNITY

    Return to the river: Editor’s letter

    The October issue of The Florentine covers all the art news and a return to the river for tourism purposes.

    FOOD + WINE

    A second life at Villa Le Corti: Gaetano and Meigan Arnone

    Gaetano and Meigan Arnone are carving out a new life for themselves at Tuscany's Villa Le Corti.

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