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THINGS TO DO

What’s on and events in Florence, Italy, including exhibitions, movies, music, travel and more.

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Ligabue in Concert

  Stadio Comunale Artemio Franchi, Viale Manfredo Fanti 4, Florence Don’t miss famed Italian rocker Ligabue as he takes the stage for his Elle-Elle Live show in Florence. Go to ...

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L’eredit di Giotto. Art in Florence 1340 – 1375

Uffizi Gallery, Florence When Giotto died in 1337, his contemporaries recognized him as the revolutionary force behind the artistic vision of the time. He is considered the patriarch of Florentine ...

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La Fura dels baus Imperium’

Nelson Mandela Forum, viale Pasquale Paoli 3, Florence La Fura dels Baus’s latest show combines their traditional body/technology theme by using the audience as a fundamental part of the action. ...

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First Annual Picnic Competition

Parco di Pratolino, Villa Demidoff, Florence Are you a picnic packing pro? Then don't miss this exciting opportunity to show off your best basket skills. Groups from three to eight people can submit their picnic basket to an illustrious jury made up of British Consul General, Moira Macfarlane, Licia

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Archelogical Nights

  Created in 2001, this exciting month-long festival is the largest of its kind in Europe. Museums and sites in and around Florence will stay open after closing hours so ...

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Vintage Selection,

Held twice a year, this vintage clothing, accessories and designer objects fair is not to be missed. Visit www.stazione-leopolda.com or call 055/212622 for more information.    

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Fourth of July

Celebrate America’s Independence Day with the Tuscan-American Association at the Cascine Park, following the inauguration of the newly restored George Washington statue (see local news brief). Live music, dancing, sports activities, plus a grill fired up for hot-dogs and hamburgers will make you feel right at

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Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Closing Concert,

July 1 at 9:30pm Piazza della Signoria, Florence Zubin Mehta conducts Beethoven. For more information, call 055/2779350 or visit www.maggiofiorentino.com  

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Book presentation: The Piazzas of Florence

June 25 at 6:30pm McRae Books, Via de’ Neri 32r   Local resident Lisa McGarry will present her book, The Piazzas of Florence, to be followed by a book signing ...

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Democrats Abroad Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series,

June 25, 6:30pm Villa La Pietra, via Bolognese, Florence Jamie Raskin, Maryland State Senator & Constitutional Law Professor, will give a lecture titled ‘One Nation, Under the Constitution: American Politics ...

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Calcio Storico

Though new rules promise to keep violence in check at this year’s calcio storico, you can still bet on plenty of testosterone. A combination of soccer, rugby and any sport requiring players to beat the stew out of each other, Florence’s annual match promises to be

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White Night in Oltrarno

Florence’s Oltrarno will stay up all night long on June 21 for the second annual Nottarno summer event. Live music, events, markets, wine tastings and more take place all over ...

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Don’t miss Linda !

Linda’s new book available in bookstores starting this weekend    The Florentine Press is proud to announce the new book by Linda Falcone ‘ If They are Roses’.     ...

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Marco’s recipe for the perfect Cantine Aperte

For 17 years, all of Italy has reserved the last Sunday in May for Cantine Aperte. Last year, over four million people visited the country's wineries during ‘Open Cellars' as they threw open their doors and showed off production facilities.     My recipe for a great

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A hike in Tuscany

Enjoy some springtime sunshine by travelling this ancient route from Vaglia to Fiesole and rediscover its silences, fragrances and exceptional panoramas. The second part runs largely along the crests of hills with broad views over the surrounding valleys and extraordinary glimpses of Florence and, ultimately, Fiesole.   KNOW BEFORE YOU

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The Modena connection

The next time you wake up wondering if there's more to Italy than Florence, don't roll over and go back to sleep. Roll out of bed instead. Breeze through the bathroom, jump into your clothes, down some coffee and run to catch the 8:29 ICplus 580 Tacito

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To be or Not to be

A "Student Generated Event" by Florence International Theatre Company March 3 at 9pm.  Cinema Alfieri, via dell'Ulivo, 6. Free admission.   FITC continues its work with university aged youth with its Creative Campus programming.   This semester FITC is working with over 50 students - mostly from various

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Oh give me a home, where the buffalo mozzarella roams

Popular opinion has it that a decrease in latitude in Italy corresponds to an increase in the quality of food, which reaches its peak in the culinary Mecca surrounding Naples and Sicily. While gross generalizations should, of course, be avoided whenever possible, I was more than happy to find a

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FESTA presents Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, December 1, 8 pm St. James Church, Via Bernardo Rucellai 92, Florence   This Saturday the Mayor of  Florence, Leonardo Domenici, and the U.S. Consul General, Nora Dempsey,  will be the guest hosts of FESTA's Celebrity Evening of Peter and  the Wolf. Mayor Domenici

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FESTA presents Peter and the Wolf

Saturday, December 1, 8 pm St. James Church, Via Bernardo Rucellai 92, Florence   This Saturday the Mayor of  Florence, Leonardo Domenici, and the U.S. Consul General, Nora Dempsey,  will be the guest hosts of FESTA's Celebrity Evening of Peter and  the Wolf. Mayor Domenici

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Go south, young man

There are some days when the hustle of Florence is just too much: riding the crowded bus every day, bucking the constant stream of tourists, negotiating the usual strife of city life. When this happens, it is time to take a break, time to escape the routine. A day trip

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Festival dei Popoli

Today marks Day One of the 48th Festival dei Popoli, a weeklong international documentary film festival held in different venues around Florence, running from November 16th through November 22nd.   Founded in 1959, the not for profit Festival dei Popoli was began by a group of anthropologists, sociologists, ethnologists, media

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Festival dei Popoli

Today marks Day One of the 48th Festival dei Popoli, a weeklong international documentary film festival held in different venues around Florence, running from November 16th through November 22nd.   Founded in 1959, the not for profit Festival dei Popoli was began by a group of anthropologists, sociologists, ethnologists, media

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Hike in Tuscany: the Renaissance Trail

This trek is part of the Anello del Rinascimento, an itinerary developed by Gianfranco Bracci for the Florence tourism agency APT. It explores Florence’s immediate surroundings, fascinating for their natural beauty as well as for the art and history they contain.  Along the way, the trekker will

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