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Phoebe Owston

    Born in London and raised in Watford, Phoebe has just finished a Masters in cultural heritage management in Florence and is now pursuing a career in journalism and museum education.

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    COMMUNITY

    Do-over

    For Florence dwellers, there are plenty of clothing collection points run by the city’s social cooperative San Martino as well as a few charity shops. It’s time for a clear-out… ...

    COMMUNITY

    Going greener

    It’s a proven fact that city dwellers who frequent parks, gardens and green spaces are happier and enjoy greater life satisfaction. Citizens exposed to nature perform better in terms of ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

      FOOD/ Mani in pizza at Mercato Centrale 6.30pm – 8.30pm, August 1       Get your hands dirty and join expert pizzaiolo Marco Fierro in this pizza workshop ...

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    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    FESTIVAL/ Pon di Lake – Two Days in Reggae From 6pm + 3pm, July 26 + July 27         A two-day reggae, dub and dancehall festival on ...

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    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP/ Girls Night Out 5–9pm, July 17             An event targeted at female millennials studying abroad in Florence who, for one night only, will have ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    FESTIVAL/ Festival au Désert July 10 – 12     Festival au Désert has been running since 2010 and has always sought to connect African, Mediterranean and European culture through ...

    COMMUNITY

    The dating scene for queer women in Florence

    Italy has a chequered history when it comes to the LGBTQIA+ community.     Homosexuality was legal in 1890, decades before legalisation was passed in some of today’s more “progressive” ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Summer hotspots in Florence 2019

    For music lovers and boogie aficionados, there’s a plethora of spots, old and new, that open during the summer months. Most of these places offer more than just tunes and ...

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    Best events in Florence in Summer 2019

    MOVEMENT/Florence Dance Festival         Until August 3 Various locations   An eclectic mix of some of the biggest names in classical, modern and contemporary dance comes to ...

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    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    WINE/ The Wine Talks 7:30pm, July 3           #WineTalks are back every #WineWednesday! An events showcase in Italian and English celebrating the culture of wine every ...

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    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    SPECIAL EVENT/ 9999 Revival Event and Film From 9pm – late, June 20     9999 Revival     Gruppo 9999 was an avant-garde architecture movement that started in Florence ...

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    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    TF THURSDAY/ June 13   Breakfast Drop In 10am – noon    The Florentine Literary Review Event 5pm     Stop by at Florence’s first table-service food court to chat ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Enterprising fashion boutiques in Florence

    There’s an undercurrent of small boutique business owners who keep Florence's fashionistas well-heeled and individual in style.

    THINGS TO DO

    Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

    SPECIAL EVENTS/Strozzi Night, Night Fever Inauguration + c2c Soundsystem, Fooo L’orto June 6     Strozzi Night     This year, Thursday June 6 signals the start of summer as ...

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    Flights, sights and archives: Leonardo da Vinci in Florence

    Although he was born in the Tuscan town of Vinci and died in France, Leonardo da Vinci is inextricably linked to Florence. His career was shaped in the city with ...

    NEWS

    Does the future look dry for Tuscan wines?

    Can we forecast effects or just mitigate appropriately?

    FOOD + WINE

    The three ages of lampredotto

    ou eat it thrice, right? All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, but is everyone game for the fourth and final stomach of a cow?

    ART + CULTURE

    Antony Gormley’s “Essere” at the Uffizi

    Antony Gormley’s Essere provides an insight into the artist’s personal and existential processes while seamlessly involving the viewer and the city.

    NEWS

    What is the future of delivery food in Florence?

    UberEats is the most recent addition to delivery services in town

    VIDEO

    Antony Gormley: video interview

    British artist Antony Gormley speaks about the viewer's role in his art and art's role in modern society on the occasion of his Uffizi exhibition "Essere".

    ART + CULTURE

    Colour theory in Florence

    From Innocenti blue to Ponte Vecchio orpiment and louvre green, the city of Florence is a rainbow waiting to be discovered.

    ART + CULTURE

    20th century art shows in Tuscany for V-Day 2019

    This February 14, there’s an antidote to starry-eyed lovers taking up pavement space; it’s found in contemporary art.   PARTING / Sometimes focusing on other people’s disastrous relationships is distraction ...

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    Farah Liz Pallaro

    On a dreary January afternoon, Farah Liz Pallaro and her infectious positivity fill the office like a ray of winter sunshine. Passion, determination and an undefeatable belief in the fashion ...

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    Four personality types and their favorite Florentine hangouts

    Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Serious stuff, but we can use his personality-defining techniques to lead us to yet more revelry. Although there ...

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