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February 25, 2020
LIFESTYLE

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
CULTURE

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 […]
FOOD + WINE

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
FOOD + WINE

‘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
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
CULTURE

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
CULTURE

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 […]
October 30, 2019
CULTURE

Palazzo Tornabuoni: caring for centuries of cultural heritage

Italy’s only private residence club, Palazzo Tornabuoni, has made it its mission to conserve, restore and protect Florence’s cultural heritage.     Once home to the Medici family, the private club honours the Palazzo’s remarkable past while adding contemporary flair and timeless elegance. A blend of priceless 15th-century frescoes, delicate stuccowork, magnificent statuary and hand-carved […]
FOOD + WINE

Le Tre Rane, a country restaurant inspired by Leonardo

Legend has it that Le Tre Rane was the name of an inn that a young Leonardo da Vinci opened on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, with a vision of a pioneering cooking style that would embody fine dining and healthy eating, while heightening the taste of being together.           Elegant minute portions […]