Author: Maria Rees

An Anglo-Russian third culture kid, Maria Rees was brought up in Fiesole and finally gave into the urge to come back to Italy after completing a degree in music at Bristol University. A true "Fiorentina" at heart, while attempting to carve a career in journalism, she is making up for lost time starting with the local "pasticcerie".
January 31, 2018

Odeon goes green

From February 1, the Odeon Firenze Cinehall in piazza Strozzi will be solely powered using clean energy, making it the first cinema of its kind in Italy.
January 25, 2018

International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Florence

Florence’s role in the Shoah, with its implementation of anti-Semitic laws and deportation of Italian Jews under the Fascist regime, is a bleak chapter of the city’s history. This week, the city reckons with and reflects on this history: the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops on January 27, 1945 will be commemorated throughout Florence […]
January 18, 2018

Uffizi tickets to include free entry to the Archaeology Museum

From March 1, 2018, tickets to the Uffizi Galleries will include free entry to Florence's National Museum of Archaeology.
January 17, 2018

Top-tier basketball in Florence

Florence has been selected to host the Serie A Basketball League Cup, known as the Final Eight, at the Nelson Mandela Forum in February.