Author: Mindy Burrows

Mindy Burrows is a Bristol University student of French, Spanish and Italian from London, with a passion for pasta, animals and 1980s music. A Florence novice, she is interning at The Florentine and hopes to fine-tune her rusty Italian and learn to navigate the city's complex web of roads and piazzas, all while indulging her love of pasta. Follow her on Instagram @mindyburrows.
April 18, 2018

San Miniato basilica celebrates millennium

A calendar of 50-plus events has been announced to mark the millennium of the San Miniato Basilica, Florence's hilltop church.
April 12, 2018

Porte Aperte: a closer look at Le Cure

Le Cure is one of the lesser-known districts of Florence, likely to gain greater recognition after the renovation of its main piazza early next year. With a small-village vibe and virtually unknown status among most tourists, the neighbourhood has a real artistic spirit and social fabric of its own. These assets will be celebrated at […]
April 10, 2018

Water lilies and a new water system: Poggi’s ramps renovation

The ramps that lead from Porta San Niccolò to piazzale Michelangelo will be returned to their former beauty, keeping as closely as possible to the original design of the architect Giuseppe Poggi.

Beato Angelico on display at Fondazione CR Firenze

The Crucified Christ Between Saints Niccolò and Francesco, one of Fra Angelico’s lesser-known works, is on show in the Fondazione CR Firenze building until June 24.
March 19, 2018

Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions at the Uffizi Galleries

While the museums grouped under the Uffizi Galleries umbrella are renowned mostly for their Renaissance masterpieces, the temporary exhibitions they host are impressively varied in genres and eras. Here TF shares the full lineup of exhibitions planned for Florence’s Uffizi Galleries in 2018.   The 18th century: a selection Curated by Alessandra Griffo Palazzo Pitti, […]
February 12, 2018

New Giotto masterpiece at Florence Cathedral

On February 10, Giotto’s Madonna of San Giorgio alla Costa went on display at the Opera del Duomo Museum, part of the Florence Cathedral complex.
February 8, 2018

Brancacci Chapel reopens

The Brancacci Chapel, in the church of Santa Maria del Carmine reopened today, February 8, following checks after fragments fell from the ceiling of the side chapels.