Author: 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.
January 28, 2022

Mental health services in Florence

Feeling heard when you’re struggling and knowing when and where to find help is crucial for those in need of mental health assistance. For many who have transplanted to Italy, it can feel overwhelming to be outside of what’s familiar, but Florence caters to its international community with English-speaking professionals who are ready to give […]
January 25, 2022

Danae Mercer @danaemercer

Danae Mercer, a journalist, activist, content creator and Cambridge alumna, reveals the tricks of the trade behind posed and filtered photos to highlight the difference between appearance and reality and to share the importance of self-love. Previously the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health Middle East, she now curates a community based on uplifting life advice and […]
January 20, 2022

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

REMEMBER/ International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27       On the occasion of the holocaust memorial on January 27, various initiatives are organized around the city, including the projection of the docufilm by Tamar Tal Anati Shalom Italia at the Florentine Prehistory Museum (via dell’Oriuolo 24) at 5pm, followed by a discussion by Professor […]
January 11, 2022

Best events in Florence this January, 2022

FASHION/ Pitti Immagine       The fashion-filled fest at Fortezza da Basso spreads style all over the city with Pitti Immagine Uomo 101 (menswear) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 (children) from January 11 to 13, and Pitti Filati (textiles) from February 2 to 4. Those in the trade can participate in Vintage Selection 37 […]
December 16, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

EXHIBITION/ Anj Smith A Willow Grows Aslant the Brook December 17 to May 1, 2022       12 works by the British artist Anj Smith (Kent, United Kingdom, 1978) will be on display at the Stefano Bardini museum until May 1, created by Museo Novecento, organized by MUS.E, curated by Sergio Risaliti, and in […]
December 9, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

CONTEMPORARY/ HI WOMAN! The News of the Future December 11 to February 27, 2022   Paola Pivi ‘Have you seen me before’     Twenty-two international artists feature in this fascinating display that centres on the concept of ‘Annunciation’, interpreted by each of the contemporary artists through various media of painting, sculpture, video and sound […]
December 6, 2021

Sophia Sanchez @iamsophiasanchez

From first experiences of winter and Ikea to blossoming in the beauty of the city, Sophia Sanchez came to Florence from Cebu in the Philippines in pursuit of her architectural and design dreams. She began realizing them when she was included in Milan Design Week and featured in Vogue, and is now seeking to set […]
December 1, 2021

Best events in Florence this December, 2021

EXHIBITION/ Benozzo Gozzoli and the Chapel of the Magi and Il Fiorentino: The Grand Diamond of Tuscany       The Renaissance master and his relationship with Florence is at the centre of an exhibition from December 16 to March 15 that is intertwined with the history of Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Visitors delve into the […]
November 25, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

SOLIDARITY/ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women November 25       On the occasion of the day dedicated to the condemnation of violence against women, the Teatro delle Donne presents ‘The woman torn to pieces‘ at 9pm from November 25-28 at the Teatro Studio in Scandicci, telling the story  of a […]
November 18, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

EXHIBITION/ Monte Verità: Back to Nature November 19 – December 10       Breathe in utopia and dream of a different world. At the dawn of the 20th century, the colony at Monte Verità settled among the lush forests and gentle hills overlooking Lake Maggiore and were pioneers of organic and eco-friendly living, vegetarianism, […]