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September 11, 2020

Europass Teacher Academy offers new online courses for teachers

In response to the global health crisis and in an effort to support teachers of Italian schools as they adapt to changing education standards, Europass Teacher Academy in Florence is launching a series of new online courses for teacher training.   With a selection of over 40 courses accessible via online streaming, Europass Teacher Academy […]
September 1, 2020

The joy of learning Italian well

The Italian Dream   Close your eyes and try to imagine how nice it would be to be able to understand and speak Italian once and for all, just as you’d always wanted! Finally loving everything about the Italian experience, living the life and style of this amazing country to the full; and feeling, little […]
February 25, 2020

Capturing Kurt Cobain

  Michael Lavine, a famous advertising photographer, had the privilege of following Nirvana throughout various moments in their career, from their early months as a band, to their worldwide success. As a friend of Cobain’s, Lavine shared his joy at meeting his wife, Courtney Love, and witnessed his ascent to become a symbol of the […]
February 5, 2020

Natura collecta, Natura exhibita exhibition

Fossils, feathers and flamingoes; it gets curiouser and curiouser in the Salone di Donatello at the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Stepping into the wonderland at the mysterious and fascinating Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita treasure trove, The Florentine was enthralled as each display cabinet revealed its own particular delight. Curator Fausto Barbagli tells us more about […]

Themed Thursdays at Le Tre Rane Ruffino

  February might be a month of frost, but it promises fun and frolics too. Head for the Florence hills as Ruffino’s restaurant Le Tre Rane warms the cockles with some Thursday night creativity.   The warm and welcoming space gears up to host I Giovedì de Le Tre Rane, welcoming local producers for themed […]
January 29, 2020

‘Be my Valentine,’ he wrote. ‘Meet me at La Bottega Del Buon Caffè.’

  Love is all around at La Bottega Del Buon Caffè this Valentine’s day. It’s in the air, it’s in the exquisitely designed interior, the flickering candle-light and the resplendent flower arrangements. It’s on the faces of the highly trained and welcoming staff who will treat you and your beloved to a unique dining experience, […]
December 4, 2019

The holiday gift guide for Florence lovers

 Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.     SMELLS LIKE FLORENCE     Crafted entirely by hand, Officina de’ Tornabuoni’s fragrance bars (from 50-60 euro for a box of three fragrance bars) make exquisite and rare gifts. Marrying the finest quality natural ingredients with […]
November 20, 2019

Health lines: atopic dermatitis

What is Atopic Dermatitis?   It’s an inflammatory skin disease that’s not contagious and is rarely allergic which affects people with a personal or family history of atopy, with skin that’s overly reactive to a range of stimuli and whose main symptom is intense itching.     At what age does it manifest itself?   […]
November 12, 2019

Somatic Movement Education in Florence

  The arts and techniques of the somatic field seek to stimulate new ways of moving, listening, breathing and becoming aware of both ourselves, and the world around us.   The Toscana Media Arte cultural association has been active in the field of somatic movement for over ten years. Characterized by its innovation in the […]
November 11, 2019

Swan Lake and The Nutcracker come to Florence

Two theatrical treats come to Florence this winter. The most famous ballets in the world come to the magnificent Teatro della Pergola for memorable performances of dance classics.    Swan Lake 8.45pm, November 25   The popular Saint Petersburg Ballet returns to Florence, this time with a new masterpiece: Swan Lake. Tchaikovsky’s fabled fantasy is […]