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

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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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Giving back: the first Annual Community Service Day at ISF!

The International School of Florence inaugurated its first Community Service Day on Tuesday, October 3!

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Daniel D’Aniello receives Keys to the City

The ceremony took place at Palazzo Vecchio on October 19.

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Helping victims of domestic abuse in Italy

What to do if you are a victim of domestic abuse in Italy.

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Learning to self-heal in Florence

How the adventure of opening a wellness space in Florence brought serenity to one expat.

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The Giving Back Issue: Editor’s letter

This November, we celebrate Florence's volunteers and charities.

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David Orr runs the entirety of Italy

The Herculean effort raised funds for mental health charities in Florence and in America.

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A Castle for Kyiv: behind the scenes

American director Madison Kinsella and Tuscan castle owner Stefanie Grassley share their thoughts.

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AVO Firenze: helping the hospitalized

Get involved by attending the volunteer training course or making a donation.

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Centro Storico Lebowski: Florence’s fan-owned football club

The club welcomes members who love the community, with none of the politics that professional football can bring. 

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Viva Vittoria installation raises funds for charities supporting domestic abuse victims

About 3,500 hand-crocheted and knitted squares will cover piazza Santa Croce.

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