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Useful resources about life in Florence, Italy, focusing on the international community.

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ISF bridges self and international celebrations

Aspiring to excellence in inclusion and diversity at the International School of Florence.

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Retiring in Italy

With Italy being one of the most desirable locations in the EU for retirees, many are wondering how they can make this dream a reality. Many people from abroad aspire ...

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A Florentine dinner party

A step-by-step guide for decoding Florentine hospitality.

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ISF Annual TEDxISF Youth Event: Educating for Opinionating

Imagine choosing an interesting and debate-worthy topic, thinking critically about it, and then standing up in front of a hundred people and wittingly describing your point of view on the ...

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Kid-friendly cafés in Florence

A collection of comfortable and accessible spaces for parents with prams.

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Florence Novel Writing Month 2024: Interview with Lauren Mouat

Co-organizer of Florence Novel Writing Month Lauren Mouat talks through her efforts in connecting writers in the city.

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100 years of the University of Florence: Alessandra Petrucci

100 years since its official recognition, Alessandra Petrucci reflects on the modern University.

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Third places in Florence

Bookshops, youth hostels and libraries offer warmth and community this winter and beyond.

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This is NOT Florence: Editor’s letter

We explore the potential and discover the shortcomings of AI in our January issue.

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Fratelli Conforti: fabrics, films + front covers

From the textile industry to film production, the Conforti brothers detail their vibrant lives and careers.

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The International School of Florence celebrates the holidays with literature

Books abound with reading groups, challenges, and frequent book fairs.

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Applying for citizenship in Italy

In this article we will explore the process of applying for citizenship in Italy, providing you with some essential information. In particular, we will discuss eligibility, what happens when you ...

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Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici celebrates 50 years of international education

LdM held the party of all parties at Stazione Leopolda.

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Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network

From baby-related paraphernalia to navigating bilingualism, the group helps parents in Florence.

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Colour in the cover: Editor’s letter

Grab your felt tip pens and get creative with this December issue.

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Training tomorrow’s Carabinieri: a walk around the school for marshals and brigadiers

Visiting the Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri, near Peretola

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Give a meaningful gift from Humane Society International

Bring your pet along for a holiday family portrait at Ditta Artigianale Piazza Ferrucci on December 16.

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Bureaucracy in Italy: how to enjoy it

From the importance of doing things in person to never getting angry, here are a few tips.

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Italy Segreta: a conversation with founders Marina and Cesare Cacciapuoti

How Instagram success led to the creation of a magazine, creative agency and travel service

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Florence as inspiration at ISF

Florence is an extension of the classroom, providing endless opportunities for cultural enrichment.

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Buon Cibo Per Tutt*: strengthening society around food

The initiative is part of the wider #UniversalPlate campaign run by The Social Gastronomy Movement.

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Art meets medicine with Duncan Geddes

The Professor of Medicine gives entertaining talks taking a medical perspective on paintings.

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Prince Prospero Colonna: memories of his inherited home

The owner of Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni remembers the 1966 Florence flood.

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