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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.

Interviews

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Black History Month Florence 2023

February means Black History Month. The BHMF cultural association explains the events organized to celebrate Black culture.

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Viareggio Carnevale celebrates 150 years

Viareggio Carnevale is a multimillion euro enterprise. We go behind the scenes to see the floats in the making

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The 100,000 euro flat tax regime for new residents in Italy

What is the flat tax for income from abroad? Individuals who transfer their residency to Italy can benefit from a substitute tax on income produced abroad, by paying a fixed ...

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Moving on from school: college counseling at ISF

ISF has appointed a new College Counselor, Rhonda Carr, to guide students through the difficult process of applying to international universities.

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The Festival of Song by the International School of Florence

The annual Festival of Song by the International School of Florence brings impressive musical talent and holiday cheer.

Education + Student Life

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Moving on from school: college counseling at ISF

ISF has appointed a new College Counselor, Rhonda Carr, to guide students through the difficult process of applying to international universities.

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The Festival of Song by the International School of Florence

The annual Festival of Song by the International School of Florence brings impressive musical talent and holiday cheer.

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Digital nomad community Boundless Life expands to Tuscany

Coworking, schooling and fully furnished apartments welcome remote workers to Pistoia, Tuscany.

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My intern experience at The Florentine

Florence through the eyes of a magazine intern and how the experience impacted her time in the city.

NEWS

Polimoda introduces theater costume design course

The most talented student will also have the chance of an internship on Broadway with Lorin Latarro.

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IED expands to Palazzo Pucci

In March, the design school will extend to the space where Emilio Pucci first opened his workshops and tailoring shop.

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Intercultural dating in Florence: university edition

What is love? Here are three accounts of dating from a foreigner’s perspective in Florence.

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The momentary migrant

The firsthand experience of a Jewish Australian living in Prato, Italy and her experience with identity.

Life in Italy

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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