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From useful resources about life in Florence, Italy, to interviews with members of the vast international community, spot familiar faces and get to know others as we share the helpful tips, endless creativity, and innovative enterprises offered by both Florentines and Florence-adoptees, and all the need-to-know info about life in the city.

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Exit interview: Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence

The Mayor of Florence talks about his ten-year term in office, which will end this June.

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A paradise not lost: Editor’s letter

The issue seeks cycling inspiration ahead of the Tour de France in Florence and features the refreshing Orto Botanico.

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Wellbeing at ISF: making learning better

The school's focus on student wellbeing is tied into their ambitions for student growth both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Meet Kendra Leonard

The multi-functional Oltrarno space reflects the founder's many passions, from fashion to life coaching.

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Student Life in Florence

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Wellbeing at ISF: making learning better

The school's focus on student wellbeing is tied into their ambitions for student growth both inside and outside of the classroom.

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CSF’s first annual Multicultural Day celebrates diversity and unity

The Canadian School of Florence's many cultures were on display with workshops, performances, art and cuisine.

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Promoting learning with technology

If you happen to be walking down the street in Los Angeles, you may very well find yourself face-to-face with a delivery robot. Technological innovations are changing the fabric of ...

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How to have a more sustainable study abroad experience

From eating seasonally to buying sustainable souvenirs

Inspired by Florence

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Meet Kendra Leonard

The multi-functional Oltrarno space reflects the founder's many passions, from fashion to life coaching.

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Cultural experiences with Hershey Felder’s Italy

See the places that inspire the Canadian creative and support theatres in Florence.

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How to find the “real Italy” in Florence

When my wife and I recently took our ninth trip to Florence, a good friend asked, “Why go to Florence again when there is so much ‘real Italy’ to see?” ...

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Life drawing in Florence

Florence's life drawing community is an easy one to be welcomed into, with short or long form sessions available.

Whether you’ve just arrived in the city or have been here for a longer haul, becoming part of the community is an essential part of feeling at home in Florence, Italy. Get to know who’s here and what they’re up to with interviews with many members of the community, from content creators to entrepreneurs, talking to both Florentines and Florence-adoptees about their life here.

With video series and in-depth interviews, we speak to inspiring members of the community so as to share their stories and to help you find out more about the people out and about making Florence what it is. Florence attracts endlessly interesting individuals, meaning we’re never short of someone to reach out to.

Find out key info for local life depending on your interests and needs, such as schools, mental health services in English, childcare in Florence, where to worship, visa schemes for digital nomads and legal advice to make living here more manageable.

Read our writers’ witty takes on life here, or be sobered by serious experiences as our wide network of contributors share their perspectives on linguistic misadventures, cross-cultural confusion, or the sometimes struggles involved in life as an expat.

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