Author: Jane Farrell

After five years studying literature, film, and classical civilisation, Jane moved from Ireland to Sicily for what was intended to be a brief stint teaching english, travel writing, and learning Italian. The love affair with Italy was unbreakable and led to making a permanent home in Florence. Always journalistically inclined, she is eager to share her ever-deepening love for Tuscany.
October 15, 2020
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

NIBBLES/ Finger Food Festival October 15-18        The best of Italian street food and craft beers comes to Florence from October 15-18. Travel around the world in a flavourful journey featuring everything from Sicilian arancini and Tuscan lampredotto to Thai cuisine and Mexican tacos. Top-quality local products such as arrosticini from Abruzzo and […]
October 8, 2020
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

  ENVIRONMENT/ God is Green October 9-18       A rich program of workshops, performances, listening sessions and screenings on the topic of sustainability and the building of the society of the future comes to Manifattura Tabacchi. 10 days of events look at art, architecture, publishing and science and the future of the world. […]
October 1, 2020
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Best events in Florence this October

CHILDREN/ Firenze dei Bambini October 3-4       October 3-4 will see events and shows inspired by the world of Gianni Rodari on the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 2020. The weekend will feature fun-filled activities for children, teenagers and their grown-ups in venues across the city, including, for the first […]
September 30, 2020
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Collaboration, contemporary, culture

Jewellery designer Sara Amrhein and visual artist Anna Rose are ambitious, dynamic and inspiring individuals, whose cultural association, Creative People in Florence (CPiF) has been actively promoting and supporting contemporary creatives in Florence for a decade. Currently standing at an impressive 6,300 members in their Facebook group, the pair have just released a mobile app […]
September 24, 2020
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

  COMMUNICATE/ European day of languages September 26       The European Day of Languages ​​was established in 2001 by the European Union and the Council of Europe to celebrate linguistic diversity, multilingualism and lifelong language learning, with events taking place all across Europe on September 26.  The four language and culture institutes of Florence […]
September 17, 2020
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

BEATS/ Firenze Jazz Festival September 17-20       The perfect blend of culture, music and (safely distant) sociability summarises the 4th edition of the Firenze Jazz Festival. It promises to be more memorable than ever as charming locations from the Oltrarno to the hills surrounding Florence are chosen as spots to hear the sweet strains […]
September 16, 2020
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Florence Korea Film Fest 2020

We’ve all heard of Oscar winner Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho, but perhaps our knowledge of Korean cinema draws to a rather limited conclusion there. Providing ample opportunity to widen our cultural horizons, then, is the Florence Korea Film Fest, now in its 18th (be it somewhat different) edition, held from September 23 to 30 […]
September 10, 2020
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

CINEMA/ The Elephant Man September 16   Restored in 4K on its 40th anniversary     The Odeon, in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, presents The Elephant Man by David Lynch, restored in 4K. The 1980 historical drama tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a man who lived in London in the late 19th […]
September 7, 2020
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MeDisProject photography – A Pandemic Diary

    A photojournal captured by family and portrait photographers, Dovile Bruzaite and Matteo Baldini of MeDisProject Photography, is an emotional and poignant series of shots that memorialize the lockdown experience of the couple and their toddler. The artists were prompted to create the series so their two-and-a-half year old would have something to remember […]
September 3, 2020
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Best events in Florence this September

CHARITY/ Corri la Vita September 27       The 18th edition of the run to raise funds for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer is a special one. Taking place during the European Week of Sport, this edition won’t see thousands pounding the pavement of a pre-established route, it will instead be a […]