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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.


50 years of Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici

LdM's biggest art event, Art in the Square, returned this May.


Kent State University celebrates half a century

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State University Florence program, KSU-Florence is hosting a special speaker series with Don Reo.


Connecting the past with the present: ISF Alumni Celebration

On Saturday April 1, the International School of Florence hosted an alumni reunion to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Founded in 1952, ISF is one of the oldest international schools in ...


Archea: world-class architecture made in Florence

Florence is home to Archea, a world-class architecture firm helmed by Marco Casamonti.


Love and courage in piazza Pitti: Anna Maria Ichino’s boarding house

Our conversations with Anna Maria, who used to share meals with us, often continued until late in the evening.


Luisa Vertova: Florentine art historian working in a world of “Mad Men”

The Florentine academic who succeeded in her fight for recognition


Studying abroad in Florence was the best decision of my life

If you want to learn about yourself and ways to shape your life, do it.



How to move to Italy

How individuals who do not have Italian ancestry and are not married to an Italian citizen may obtain residency in Italy.


Legal advice for moving to Italy: meet international lawyer Michele Capecchi

Find out more about the legal necessities of moving to Italy.


How to apply for Italian citizenship by descent

You can apply for Italian citizenship by descent if you can prove that you have an unbroken chain of Italian ascendants


Danielle Leite: Move to Florence

Danielle Leite, founder of relocation service Move to Florence, talks about her own move to the Renaissance city and more.

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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