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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 […]
October 30, 2019

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 […]

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 […]
October 17, 2019

New artisan training hub in Florence

Two important players on the Florentine artisan scene are joining forces to become a world-wide hub for leather and crafts training.
October 8, 2019

A taste of Ruffino this October

Wine in Tuscany has undergone a quality revolution in recent years. The Sangiovese grape remains at the centre of it all. It is the grape that is most often associated with Tuscany, the favoured son of Mother Nature. It is an indigenous grape that has been at the heart of all great Tuscan red wines: […]
September 18, 2019

Harvest and more in Seggiano

September is a sublime month to visit Castello di Potentino, and unusually there’s a taste of Southern Spain in the offing.     Featuring thought-provoking photography by Roberto Benzi, Paolo Mazzo and Carlos Nuñez Delgado-Roig, on September 7 the Andalucía exhibition will be presented by the castle’s owner Charlotte Horton and horse breeder Mirko Nesurini, […]
September 10, 2019

L’Ideale: where cooking is personal

    It’s tricky to get Laura and Gianluca of Cooking in Florence to stay still for long enough to explain what’s next this autumn at their via Ghibellina loft. But once they do pause over a moka coffee and homemade almond-studded cookies, you realize that a culinary extravaganza is in store.     Laura […]
September 3, 2019

Gourmet cuisine at Grand Hotel Minerva

It’s a prime dining location in Florence: an exquisitely laid table by piazza Santa Maria Novella. La Buona Novella Restaurant at Grand Hotel Minerva serves gourmet cuisine by night and contemporary hotel fare by day.   We spoke with talented young chef Tommaso Calonaci to find out about the new summer menu and his team’s […]

A new look for a centuries-old wine estate

      Hot on the heels of the success of desired destination wedding venue Villa Medicea di Lilliano and the recent opening of urban luxury apartments Peruzzi Residences in Florence’s Santa Croce quarter, now the Malenchini family have rebranded their wines.     Contemporary while retaining Italian refinement, the updated sleek labels are an […]