Many love stories go unheeded, lost in our everyday Florentine life, in the wonderment of one-off events and greater attractions. But walking along via de’ Bardi, a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio, look out for a seemingly rundown wooden door covered in graffiti. This unique
*Dates are subject to change. Consult the Odeon Cinema and Spazio Alfieri websites for any last-minute changes. Odeon Cinema, February 4–9 JOY David O. Russell’s cross-generational biopic about Joy Mangano and her ...
A tentacular network made of young beats and new ideas is swarming all throughout our Italian peninsula, and Florence has become an important point of reference for all things electro. This probably doesn't come as a surprise to those who have been following our recent forays into the electronic
In The Name of God is Mercy Pope Francis discusses the subject of mercy, the cornerstone of his faith, in a simple and direct conversational manner. Through personal anecdotes, biblical references and in response to key questions from Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains his reasons for proclaiming a Holy
November lands between two distinct seasons on Florence’s social scene. By the time mid-autumn rolls around, the spirited movida of the summer months has slipped by. The Spritzes stop flowing so freely and the city’s piazzas are no longer packed to the brim. November calendars
When describing Italian duo Musica Nuda, who will perform at Florence’s Teatro Puccini on November 18, Grammy-winning American jazzman Al Jarreau said, ‘Only two people, so much music.’ The two people in question are soprano Petra Magoni and bassist Ferruccio Spinetti, whom I recently interviewed
Borgo Santa Croce has been back on the radar since the Scandinavian-inspired Andersen Café opened late this summer, injecting fresh energy into the neighborhood. Steered by savvy moms and former classmates Clementina and Irene, the café’s concept aims to keep both parents and little ones
Florence has rolled out the red carpet and 50 Days of International Cinema is now in full swing. This expansive and eclectic series of film festivals, now in its ninth edition, takes place at the Odeon and impacts programming at numerous exhibition venues, institutions and social spaces with its wide
Born just outside of New York City, handbag designer Jen Mascali has fashion in her blood—her mother and grandfather are both artists and her great-grandfather was a shoemaker for stars ...
When living abroad for the first time, all the peculiarities of a place stand out to you. Florence is no different. Some of these quirky distinguishing details make you smile, while others make you want to hurl insults off the Palazzo Vecchio. But life is always beautiful, of course.
The 15th annual edition of the Florence River to River Indian Film Festival will take place from December 5-10, 2015. To make it even better than usual, the Festival ...
The Medici family is the subject of intense study, with real and imagined portrayals in books, novels and more. But what about those who served and lived in that household? Many whose names were well known at the time have faded into obscurity. One such member of the Medici household
Subject to change. For up-to-date details and show times, see the Odeon's website. ODEON Cinema piazza Strozzi 2, tel. 055/295051 odeonfirenze.com October 1–7 EVEREST Never let go. Semi-documentary drama based on the true story of the extreme weather disasters that befell