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Contemporary luxury in Cristiano {room}

It’s Friday morning in Cristiano’s via Maggio atelier and he’s just taken a moment to wipe off his hands after stepping up from the workbench. Setting down his pliers, the ...

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4 foreign women entrepreneurs in Florence, Italy

Looking to start a business in Florence? Meet four successful female and foreign entrepreneurs who are living proof that it can be done - and brilliantly.

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My piazza dei Ciompi

I have been a contented country mouse for the better part of my 15 years in Italy, tucked snugly away in the ultimate sleepy Tuscan village where fresh air, quiet ...

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Velonotte: night biking in Florence

At 8pm on April 22, Florence will welcome a two-wheeled invasion. Cultural biking event Velonotte dates to 2006, when it first took place in Moscow—it’s the brainchild of Russian historian ...

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Top musical acts in Florence this summer

Music lovers and festival goers, look out: this summer the Visarno Arena will be bringing out the “fire” in Firenze. Held in the verdant innards of Cascine Park, the Firenze ...

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The Fiorentina women

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 3pm, Fiorentina Women’s FC will play its last game of the season against Tavagnacco. Tickets cost 1 euro.   Amidst what has been a ...

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An interview with Edvige Giunta

  Suzanne Branciforte: Edvige, you’re a teacher of memoir writing. What are your roots, origins and story? Edvige Giunta: I am Italian, and American, Sicilian, Sicilian-American, European. I have multiple ...

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Four imaginative design duos in Florence

In a city long celebrated for its inherent abundance of familial artisans—from multi-generational bookbinders to dexterous father-and-son marblers—it comes as little surprise that a new epoch of fratelli creativi is ...

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Michele Moricci and the growth of graphic design

Wearing jeans and a white tee under a peach shirt splattered with green and orange spheres, Florentine fashion designer Michele Moricci looks poised and at times a little bit shy ...

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Ekaterina Tkachenko: a Russian designer embraces Florence

Ekaterina Tkachenko is an up and coming Russian designer who has fallen in love with Florence. Growing up around furs and a seamstress grandmother didn’t initially push her into the ...

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A meeting with designer Cecilia Arpa

Cecilia Arpa, an upcoming Tuscan designer, sits with her legs crossed under the table, her navy wide leg trousers pulled up slightly to reveal a white Converse All Star sneaker ...

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The award-winning artisans of InLaboDesign and Boom Bag

Once upon a time there was a young graphic designer named Alessandra Botto who needed a new and more useful case for her laptop. She couldn’t find anything suitable in ...

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Digerolamo: an interview with Clara Soto

It takes the careful collaboration of high quality design and craftsmanship to create a piece that is simply timeless. This is definitely the case for Italian leather artisans, Digerolamo, seen ...

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10 reasons to subscribe to The Florentine

Share your love of Florence this holiday season by subscribing to The Florentine magazine: the gift that keeps on giving.

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Top nativity scenes in Tuscany

From crocheted to cycle-powered, here's our guide to this year's top nativity scenes in Tuscany.

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How to say goodbye (in Italian)

It seems that Italians hate to say goodbye. They draw the process out for as long as possible.

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Santas on social

Instagram has deeply changed the way we share our lives online. At times it seems everyone has an Instagram account, even Barack Obama, the Queen and the Pope. Although often ...

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Five Tuscan takeaways

After staying in Florence for a while, it’s natural to inadvertently return home with a set of new customs that don’t quite fit into your home culture — perhaps answering ...

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New Year’s Eve 2016 in Florence

As the Christmas lights come on around the city, details for Florentine New Year’s Eve are trickling in. Among the first city-backed events announced was the main concert in piazzale ...

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A passage to India in Florence

Contemporary India is in the spotlight this week with the launch of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, now in its 16th edition. Headquartered at the newly restored La ...

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Ditching the sack

Faced with selecting an elementary school for my six-year-old daughter, I was flummoxed. Whilst her state school experience in the Scuola d’Infanzia had been wonderful, I was not at all ...

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Beyond Buggiano: meet Piqued Jacks

Piqued Jacks. A name that rolls out like laughter, a moniker that tells a story of tunes and friendship traveling back to 2006. From the quaint medieval village of Buggiano, ...

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The Arno: a year in photos

Melinda Gallo captures the Arno River all year round: from crisp January to deep-heat August to the sparkling lights of December.

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Interning in Florence after studying abroad

Many of us have been there before: you studied abroad in Florence, fell in love, and are looking to return to the Renaissance city. Luckily for you, where there’s a ...

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