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    Garden events at Belmond Villa San Michele

    The Italian garden is the setting for a series of high calibre events this season for a blissful experience just a short distance from Florence.

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    Barberino Designer Outlet: one of the greenest in Italy

    Barberino Designer Outlet has sustainability as one of its main goals as seen by the Recycle Your Fashion initiative launched last Earth Day.

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    Tages for Foreigners: Mental health services in English

    Tages for Foreigners brings together health care, psychology, social interventions and education, with the multidisciplinary team offering evidence-based interventions tailored to clients’ requests and needs.

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    Expats, it’s time to sort out your finances

    As an expat in Italy, there are many challenges to setting up your new life, whether it’s finally getting your permesso di soggiorno or finding a suitable home. Amongst these ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Cinema at the 25Hours Hotel

    The striking Cinema Paradiso at the 25Hours Hotel kicks off an exciting new film screening series with free entry for the first month.

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    Klab Conti: safe, sound and fitness especially for you

    Klab Conti has long been a leading light on Florence’s fitness scene, but now the heritage-soaked hub has upped its game with reassuring safety measures and an all-new aeration system.   ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

    The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

    ART + CULTURE

    IN BOTTEGA launches online shopping connection with artisans

    I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new platform designed to bring artisans of the Oltrarno together with discerning shoppers – IN BOTTEGA. The pandemic has led to an ...

    FOOD + WINE

    TYPIQO’s high-quality groceries to your door

      Opening a business always involves a leap of faith, but particularly so in the midst of a global pandemic. Over the course of summer 2020, meeting rooms were exchanged ...

    NEWS

    Leonardo da Vinci school group wins best Italian school in Italy

        The prestigious international StudyTravel Magazine recognized the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci group as the best Italian language school in Italy at the 2021 ST Star Awards. It is ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Autumn events at Villa San Michele

    Idyllically perched on the much-loved hills of Fiesole, Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, gazes down at the city below, offering a truly spectacular view. Following on from the successful ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Autumnal adventures in the Mugello

    We’ve all felt the change in the air as autumn makes its presence known. Some of us are not quite ready to shake off the summer and, for others, the ...

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    25Hours Hotel Piazza San Paolino: Florence’s coolest new venue

    Florence has never seen a place like this, in a part of town that we all previously avoided. Four years in the making and millions in the spending, 25Hours Hotel ...

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    Step into September at Barberino Designer Outlet

        September is a month of fresh starts. With school bags back on shoulders and heads focused on the academic year to come, embark on the next chapter with ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

    Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

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    Update your look at Barberino Designer Outlet

    All Posts   It’s finally time to air those summer items you’ve kept stored away for so long, and undoubtedly do a quick stock take to see what you’re missing ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Art courses online and in-person

    Say Florence and your second thought is undoubtedly art. Year after year, century after century, the art enamored have moved to the Tuscan capital, delving into boundless artistic heritage and ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Piazza Beccaria: more than meets the eye

      Piazza Beccaria is not one of the places in Florence most visited by tourists. But it is known to residents as the point where the ring road (viale) round ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Reading Florentine history in Santa Maria Novella frescoes

    When you’re on the prowl for Renaissance fresco paintings in Florence, the church of Santa Maria Novella is the place to go.     You are greeted upon entry by ...

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    Dive back into Medieval Florence… virtually!

    Those who return to Florence this year will find a city transformed. The extended lockdown offered the opportunity to carry out important works of maintenance and restoration across the centre, ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Make like Dante: everything you need to write something epic

    A legacy of 700 years may seem like a lot to live up to, but at least you can get started with the right tools to set you up for ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Leisurewear meets fashion at Barberino Designer Outlet

    Our style has changed over the course of the pandemic as we all seek comfort and to look after ourselves. Leisurewear is the first choice for most as we find ...

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    Valentine’s Day gifts: The promise of Florence

    Give the promise of Florence this Valentine’s Day. Help local businesses from across the miles by selecting a specialty gift. Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the crop for the Tuscany ...

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    Supporting UK nationals obtaining residency in Italy: IOM

      The International Organization for Migration (IOM) provides information and support to UK nationals living in Italy who may find it harder to complete their residency applications, in order to ...

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