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January 12, 2021

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 lovers in your life. Many ship internationally and have English-friendly online shops.           For the diehard chocoholic     Indulge in […]
November 26, 2020

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 secure and maintain their residency rights now that the UK has left the EU.   In order to achieve this objective, we:   • Raise […]
October 27, 2020

Brass and bronze beauties: Il Bronzetto Outlet d’Autore

  The historic Florentine workshop, Il Bronzetto, specializes in the manual processing of brass and bronze.   For two generations, the Bronzetto craftsmen have continued their talent for beauty and the art of chiseling and decorating metals to create precious and unique objects, particularly lighting. The story of Il Bronzetto’s activity is revealed through the […]
October 9, 2020

What’s new at Europass Italian Language School in Florence

Italian-Brazilian Rafael Tronquini, communication manager at Europass Italian Language School, talks to The Florentine about what’s new at the popular institution in Florence, including reduced class sizes, online offerings and innovating education for the months ahead.       The Europass Italian Language School team     The Florentine: Is your language school open for […]
September 30, 2020

Canadian School of Florence expands to Fiesole

Back in 2016, The Florentine wrote about Blyth Academy Florence, a new international school about to be inaugurated. Four years on, we revisit the school, now the Canadian School of Florence, as it opens its doors again to students after the long months of lockdown. We spoke to Head of School, Gary O’Meara, who has […]
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 […]