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July 5, 2021

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 for the season ahead. At Barberino Designer Outlet, the sales are on from July 3 to August 31 and will prove the ideal occasion to […]
June 6, 2021

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 inaugural Argiano Baroque Music Festival held in the Montalcino countryside this summer.         Artistic director Antonio Artese has assembled a musical smorgasbord […]
May 4, 2021

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 getting to grips with world-renowned masters. It’s never been easier to access expertise with the outpouring of online talks that have sustained us through these […]
April 29, 2021

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 central Florence splits, somewhat overwhelming this elegant piazza with fast-moving vehicles. Perhaps that’s why the tourists don’t go there much, but park the car, look […]
April 2, 2021

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 the seminal Trinità fresco of Masaccio, who, with his friend and mentor Brunelleschi, revolutionized the art of painting with the introduction of linear perspective as […]
March 3, 2021

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, from expanded bike paths and newly paved riverways, to redesigned admissions offices and distancing protocols implemented in our top galleries and museums.       […]

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 success. 2021 is the year to fully immerse yourself in all things Dante. With your finely crafted pen poised over your leather-bound notebook, let the […]
February 8, 2021

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 ways to combine our more home-based routines with fitting in exercise where possible. The Winter Sale at Barberino Designer Outlet (until March 1) is the […]
January 24, 2021

Lessons learned and lessons pending with Europass Teacher Academy

For the sustainable development of our communities, the United Nations points to the need to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unfortunate damper on this goal, exacerbating inequities in education and seeing the most vulnerable students and families struggle to make the […]
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 […]