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Jane Farrell

    With a background in 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 writes about culture and community in Florence.

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    COMMUNITY

    CoWork-It Mamma: childcare meets coworking for mothers

    International mums can now co-work while making sure their children are kept safe and entertained.

    COMMUNITY

    Florence Book Club: finding fellow readers

    The Florence Book Club promises good reads, interesting conversation and new friendships.

    COMMUNITY

    La Compagnia di Babbo Natale: Santas spreading sunshine

    Find out about the charitable endeavours of La Compagnia di Babbo Natale, a foundation helping those in need.

    THINGS TO DO

    American International League of Florence Christmas Bazaar

    The American International League of Florence hosts their annual charity Christmas market on December 7 and 8.

    THINGS TO DO

    Inside Banksy: Unauthorized Exhibition opens at Cattedrale dell’Immagine

    Banksyphiles will gravitate towards this unforgettable show.

    THINGS TO DO

    Florence Vintage Market raises funds for FILE

    President of FILE, Livia Sanminiatelli Branca, gives insight into the charity and fundraising event.

    THINGS TO DO

    Forward-thinking film: Lo Schermo dell’Arte

    Director and co-founder Silvia Lucchesi shares more about the thought-provoking screenings.

    THINGS TO DO

    Shop vintage clothes at Tee-Pee

    The Tee-Pee vintage shop in Florence is packed with vintage clothing and with personality.

    COMMUNITY

    GADA Playhouse for Contemporary Arts

    The Gli Amici di Aurora (GADA) Playhouse in Florence is a creative hub for contemporary arts.

    ART + CULTURE

    Elliott Erwitt exhibition: a conversation with the curator

    An interview with Biba Giacchetti about the Elliott Erwitt exhibition at Villa Bardini this October.

    ART + CULTURE

    Women advancing the arts in Tuscany

    Three conversations with women in Tuscany about their cultural endeavours.

    ART + CULTURE

    Emanuele Giannelli on Mr. Arbitrium and contemporary art

    The Pietrasanta-based artist discusses the significance of the works on display in Florence and his view on contemporary art’s role in society.  

    ART + CULTURE

    Women in Balance at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

    Women in Balance 1955/1965 at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum starts with a display dedicated to Wanda Miletti Ferragamo (1921-2018) and leads into social history in the 1950s and 60s.

    THINGS TO DO

    Palazzo Strozzi: Olafur Eliasson’s Nel tuo tempo to open

    Colour, water and light focused works dialogue with the Renaissance palazzo.

    THINGS TO DO

    What to do in Florence this August

    As chiuso per ferie (closed for holidays) signs pop up all over, we take you through ideas for an estate in style.

    ART + CULTURE

    Interi: The Florence Fragment Collection

    Distressed ecclesiastical relics are transformed by natural specimens into sculptural works.

    COMMUNITY

    Humanitarian efforts in Florence

    Nancy Bailey gives The Florentine an insight into the humanitarian response to refugees in Florence and wider Europe.

    THINGS TO DO

    Rifugio Digitale: bomb shelter turned into an arts space

    The disused WW2 air raid shelter in San Niccolò has recently been repurposed as a digital art exhibition space, Rifugio Digitale.

    THINGS TO DO

    Former Ariston cinema homes HZERO model railway museum

    The recently launched museum orients around its giant centerpiece, a 280-square metre-railway model that’s one of the largest in Europe.

    ART + CULTURE

    Cosimo De Vita: the artiginer

    Cosimo De Vita calls himself "the artiginer", a portmanteau word for artisan meets designer, as we meet him in his via de' Bardi show space.

    NEWS

    Tips + tricks for a more sustainable (tech) life

    Here are a few tips and tricks for a more sustainable tech life when it comes to web and electronic device usage.

    ART + CULTURE

    Alice & Co. cultural hub for sharing stories

    Discover the newly opened Alice & Co. independent bookstore and storytelling school mere footsteps from the Duomo.

    THINGS TO DO

    The 5 most beautiful parks in Florence this spring

    Where to make the most of nature in the city and surroundings.

    THINGS TO DO

    Speakeasy Multilingual: finding friendships

    Miriam Hurley and Lexie Cimko created the Speakeasy Multilingual get-togethers in Florence in 2014.

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