Category: COMMUNITY

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

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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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How Florence (and our community) has reacted to the Ukrainian crisis

As the first refugees started to arrive in Florence, the city immediately began to react to the Ukrainian crisis by organizing collections.

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A new visa scheme for digital nomads looks set to make moving to Italy easier

A new visa scheme has been announced for digital nomads to make it easier for workers to live and work in Italy.

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Real estate in Tuscany: there’s never been a better time to invest

From castles to modern estates, there's never been a better time to invest in real estate in Tuscany thanks to the region's website.

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The Secondment Visa: entry in Italy outside the quotas

Visa for managers or highly specialized personnel of foreign companies with headquarters or representative offices in Italy.

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Martina Bartolozzi @mementomartina

With a Florentine father, American mother and a full family immersion into the foodie universe (her stepfather is the well-known butcher, Dario Cecchini), Mugello-born Martina Bartolozzi explores Italy and the ...

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Tages for Foreigners: Mental health services in English

Tages for Foreigners brings together health care, psychology, social interventions and education, with the multidisciplinary team offering evidence-based interventions tailored to clients’ requests and needs.

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An alternative solution to reside in Italy: the Elective Residence visa

Are you a non-working non-EU citizen with adequate financial resources? The Elective residence visa may allow you to reside in Italy without working, benefitting from interesting tax advantages.

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Florence and Kyiv stand side by side: Editor’s letter

Florence has a long relationship with Kyiv, so it was no surprise that 5,000 or so people gathered in piazza Signoria on February 27.

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Where to worship in Florence

Florence is filled with churches and religious centres to embrace all faiths. Here’s a round-up of English-speaking services. Agape Protestant United Church. Services at 4pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday ...

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Expats, it’s time to sort out your finances

As an expat in Italy, there are many challenges to setting up your new life, whether it’s finally getting your permesso di soggiorno or finding a suitable home. Amongst these ...

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Connect US: linking American entrepreneurs and Tuscan businesses

The US Consul General, Ragini Gupta, has introduced a scheme to connect Florence’s finest American business minds with the city’s businesses.

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Fathoming Florence: Editor’s letter

This February, Florence is expected to have a special visitor as Pope Francis attends the final day of the Italian Episcopal Conference “Mediterranean, Frontier of Peace” on February 27. Bringing ...

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Mental health services in Florence

Feeling heard when you’re struggling and knowing when and where to find help is crucial for those in need of mental health assistance. For many who have transplanted to Italy, ...

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Ladies Adventures Florence: a women-only community

Start the new year with an adventure or two. Lori Anne Lo Presti tells The Florentine about how she moved to Florence and founded the ever-more popular group Ladies Adventures ...

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Danae Mercer @danaemercer

Danae Mercer, a journalist, activist, content creator and Cambridge alumna, reveals the tricks of the trade behind posed and filtered photos to highlight the difference between appearance and reality and ...

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