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

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Work hard, play harder: Rob and Kim Murgatroyd

The Murgatroyds are settling into life in Florence, from buying entire new outfits to befriending their local greengrocer

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The Essence of Florence fundraiser for The Florence Academy of Art

The Essence of Florence gala evening continues to raise funds for The Florence Academy of Art.

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The International School of Florence in the community

Internships and extra-curricular activities give broader learning to the students of The International School of Florence

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Meet Sharyn Baddeley, the new Head of School at ISF

Having recently arrived in Florence, Sharyn discusses settling in, similarities between China and Italy, and plans for ISF.

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A conversation with Reverend Chris Williams

Reverend Chris Williams of St Mark's English Church talks about settling into life in Florence and his plans for the community.

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MedinAction: medical house calls and online consultations for English speakers in Italy

If you’re studying or living in Florence and need professional medical advice, MedinAction provides speedy peace of mind on the healthcare front. On hand to help expats and tourists with ...

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Artemisia up close: editor’s letter

The November issue of The Florentine leads with an exclusive art cover story as readers can visit Artemisia Gentileschi’s "Allegory of Inclination", which is undergoing restoration at Casa Buonarroti.

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GADA Playhouse for Contemporary Arts

The Gli Amici di Aurora (GADA) Playhouse in Florence is a creative hub for contemporary arts.

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Porto Ercole: visiting Caravaggio’s tomb

Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio, is buried just outside the Tuscan town of Porto Ercole.

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ISF students at Palazzo Strozzi for Art Friday

Palazzo Strozzi has collaborated with the International School of Florence to give students the opportunity to take part in a new educational program.

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Talking business with Josh Henderson

Businessman Josh Henderson talks about moving to Florence, integrating through chess and his involvement in the Consulate’s Connect US scheme.

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US midterm elections: non-partisan voter assistance in Florence

A group of American women are organizing six Voter Assistance Days at Sotto al British.

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Return to the river: Editor’s letter

The October issue of The Florentine covers all the art news and a return to the river for tourism purposes.

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Laura Todirica: the family dentist

Laura speaks to The Florentine about the dental needs of the city’s international community.

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Knowing when to push: Editor’s letter

September is always a busy month as temperatures finally start to dip and Florentines return home.

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Florence through my father’s eyes

I had just made Florence my permanent home. Here was an opportunity to fulfil one of my father’s dreams.

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Florida State University Florence Program unveils mural

Acclaimed artist and alumnus Michael Rosato has painted a mural on the premises of Florida State University’s Florence Program.

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Meet the Canadian School of Florence’s new Head of School, Isabelle Leblanc

The Canadian School of Florence welcomes a new Head of School. Isabelle Leblanc chats with The Florentine about her move to Italy. 

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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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