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 16, 2019
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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

EXHIBITION/ Lapo Binazzi’s Philosophy of the Roasted Chicken October 24 – December 7   Lapo Binazzi’s ‘Green Chicken’   An exhibition of radical design objects by Lapo Binazzi, worked on with SACI (Studio Arts College International) ceramics and sculpture students provides a glimpse of Binazzi’s lifelong work. Curated by Špela Zidar and guided by SACI instructors […]
October 8, 2019
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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

EXHIBITION/ #Art4GlobalGoals Until October 27   Löwentraut’s interpretation of Global Development goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities     In 2015, 193 heads of state agreed on 17 goals for a better world to be achieved by 2030. The so-called Global Goals are aimed at eliminating extreme poverty, fighting inequalities and combatting other urgent issues. […]
CULTURE

Lolita Valderrama Savage exhibition: In Search of Dreams

An international woman artist working in Italy, Lolita Valderrama Savage’s works are invitations to reflect on harmony, the pleasantness of solitude and how the natural world contains the greatest beauty. Vaunting a prolific career, a speaker of seven languages and a holder of an impressive number of awards, the most outstanding thing about Lolita is […]
October 1, 2019
CULTURE

L’Eredità delle Donne

For three days from October 4 to 6, the city will celebrate the contribution and legacy of women throughout Florentine society and culture through the L’Eredità delle Donne events programme.         Serena Dandini, the mind behind L’Eredità delle Donne       Twinned with Les Journes du Matrimoine, a cultural showcase celebrating […]
September 30, 2019
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Best events in Florence October 2019

MUSIC/ Lucca Jazz Donna Until October 26   Lucca has always had a rich tradition and great love for jazz with the Circolo Lucca Jazz club, the Quartetto di Lucca and having even played host to some of the biggest names in jazz like Lars Resberg, Jacques Pelzer and Chet Baker. Female jazz musicians, however, […]
September 25, 2019
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

SCIENCE/ Wired next fest  September 27-29 Free events at Palazzo Vecchio   A festival celebrating science, technology, business, research and innovation through workshops, talks and performances. The wide range of events and the long list of guest speakers will all focus on the theme of ‘People’. Free admission. www.nextfest.wired.it   Palazzo Vecchio piazza della signoria, Florence […]
September 18, 2019
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

ANIMALS/Follow Your Pet September 21 and 22   The dedicated event to man’s best friend (and all other animal pals) is here for a weekend full of ecology and respect for the environment in the company of your pets. Experience dog plogging (collecting park waste in the company of your dog) as well as pet-themed […]
September 14, 2019
LIFESTYLE

Environmentally friendly homes in Florence

When you were looking for your perfect home in Florence, did you pay much (or any) attention to that sliding scale from “A4” to “G” that declared the energy efficiency of your future four walls? Perhaps you were more taken by the Tuscan countryside and smitten by the sunsets. I don’t blame you for favouring […]
September 11, 2019
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Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

MUSIC AND ART/ Firenze Suona Contemporanea Until September 24     This festival celebrates the out-of-the-ordinary with a range of experimental events related to contemporary art and music. The 11th edition runs until September 27 with a series of exhibitions, installations and concerts across four locations: Museo Novecento, the Tepidarium in Giardino dell’Orticoltura on via […]
September 4, 2019
LIFESTYLE

Recycling clothes in Florence

When you fall out of love with a jumper, what do you do? Hide it in the back of your wardrobe, doomed to never see the light of day again, a feast for the moths; or simply just throw it away? Why not do something meaningful instead? Donating clothes to charity shops is worth the […]