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

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Transport in Florence: how to move around

Here’s a guide to Florence's transport options, with an overview of the best ways to get around the city and surroundings.

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How to find student housing in Florence

Florence has a range of homestay accommodations, hotels and apartments for people studying in the city.

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Vincenzo Lodato: a true renaissance creative

Meet Vincenzo Lodato, a real renaissance man who works at several levels of creativity.

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IED opens Connect, a patio with a Duomo view for an interdisciplinary approach

IED - Istituto Europeo di Design has added Connect, an outdoor space with a Duomo view to its via Bufalini campus.

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Cassandra Kane: recycling leather

New Yorker Cassandra Kane has opened Zer0lab in Scandicci in the heart of the leather accessories industrial area on the fringe of Florence.

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6 ways to beat the heat in Florence

If you can't get to the coast, make sure you change your way of life to cope with the heat this summer.

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How to manage mosquitoes this summer: a witty take on the biters

Here are 7 ways to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer in Florence.

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Love, spritz and gelato: Editor’s letter

Summer in Florence is an intoxicating mix of sweat, fun and gelato as we spend nights on the riverbanks and sipping spritzes.

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International Baccalaureate Programme at The International School of Florence

The International School of Florence takes great pride in offering the International Baccalaureate Programme to its students.

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Humanitarian efforts in Florence

Nancy Bailey gives The Florentine an insight into the humanitarian response to refugees in Florence and wider Europe.

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Agricultural-Solar Park: new resources for energy conversion in Italy

Enhance the production of renewable energy by supporting the installation of photo-voltaic systems for businesses in the agricultural, zoo-technical and agro-industrial sectors.

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New arrivals at St. Mark’s English Church

St. Mark’s English Church welcomes a new chaplain, music director and cultural events administrator in via Maggio.

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Sighing over Florence: Editor’s letter

The summer is well and truly here as life gets fuller with events and things to do in and around Florence

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Syracuse University in Florence receives a 10-million-dollar donation from a former alumnus

Syracuse University in Florence has received a 10-million-dollar donation from former alumnus and “Mud Angel”, Daniel D’Aniello.

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Shop dogs of Florence

Certain shops in Florence are famous for their doggies in the windows. Harry Cochrane meets two of these dogs.

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A coffee with Joshua Dick

Joshua Dick relocated to Florence after selling his company Urnex, a market leader specialized in cleaning products for coffee machines.

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Locally made ‘Stracci’ released on Amazon Prime

Starting from Prato and then heading off around the world, Stracci is a documentary that addresses the fashion industry's environmental impact.

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That deep breath: on moving to Florence

Moving to Florence means embracing the simple things like deep breaths and learning to respect the environment.

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Our piece of earth: Editor’s letter

The May Issue is our Environment Issue, titled Our Piece of Earth, as we look at what, if any, lessons we’ve learned from the pandemic. 

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Barberino Designer Outlet: one of the greenest in Italy

Barberino Designer Outlet has sustainability as one of its main goals as seen by the Recycle Your Fashion initiative launched last Earth Day.

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Hershey Felder’s The Verdi Traviata: the red carpet premiere at the Odeon

On April 20, 500 subscribers, advertisers and friends of The Florentine attended the red carpet world premiere of Hershey Felder’s The Verdi Traviata at the Odeon cinema. The musical film ...

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Back to Florence, back to life: Editor’s letter

Spring’s here, the sun’s out, and Florence’s friends from around the world are back in the piazzas as the city comes back to life.

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On a “first date” with Mandy Ginsberg

Former CEO of Match.com, Mandy Ginsberg, talks about moving to Florence and her business accomplishments, including how she championed women’s rights in the tech world.

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Meet Lisa Brancatisano of This Tuscan Life

David Bach talks with Lisa Brancatisano, artist, entrepreneur and founder of This Tuscan Life magazine in Florence.

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