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Find out the latest news from Florence, Italy, with a particular focus on all the cultural ongoings in the Renaissance capital. We take you through art, food and wine, latest openings, changes to the city’s contemporary landscape, and updates on Covid-19 as well as everything else you need to know.


Street art appears on shutters in via Palazzuolo

Guided tours of the street art will be held (in Italian) on Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, October 1.


Villa La Massa Excellence: for supercar lovers

Supercar enthusiasts are in for a treat this month as five-star luxury hotel Villa La Massa holds a car event like no other.


Rare globes and astrolabes go on display at the Galileo Museum

The rare scientific instruments were acquired by the Italian Ministry of Culture and restored thanks to Friends of Florence.


Biological air quality checks underway at Florence Cathedral

Lichens are being used to analyze micro-organisms in the air.


The perfume industry comes to Florence for Pitti Fragranze

Big business in the world of scent is ongoing this weekend at the Stazione Leopolda.


ABC, aka Alice’s Book Club

A bilingual book club, wine painting and a kids' book exchange begin this October.


Dreams are the answer: Editor’s letter

This month’s cover is by Inna Morozova, whose oneiric illustration comes ahead of World Dream Day on September 25 and her exhibition at Hotel Savoy.


Cheaper public transport scheme introduced for Florence residents

The plan is the first of its kind to be introduced by a major Italian city.


Baroque + Brunello, taste the perfect pairing at the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From August 18 to 27, four concerts offer an indulgent experience in the Sienese countryside.


Work begins on Florence’s ground-breaking future high-speed station

Slated for completion by 2028, Firenze Belfiore station will change the face of Florence’s public transport system.


Routine ceiling checks underway in the Salone dei Cinquecento

Restorers are working at 20 metres high to check the wellbeing of the ceiling in the Palazzo Vecchio.

Featured news


50,000 people celebrate Toscana Pride 2023 in Florence

Toscana Pride coloured the streets of Florence yesterday. About 50,000 people—young and old, locals and internationals—marched at a critical time for Italy’s gay community as the central government continues to ...


Pitti Uomo 104: a review

Pitti Uomo 104 brings the industry back to the birthplace of fashion with the summer edition of the menswear trade fair.


Pride 2023 in Florence and Tuscany

Here's our round up of LGBT+ events and organizations around Florence.


Accademia Europea di Firenze plants a tree for every new student

The sustainability campaign aims to give back to Florence.


Exhibition review: Explore. Planet Earth at Palazzo Blu

New National Geographic photography show at Pisa’s foremost exhibition centre


Tuscany’s growing wolf population and how to handle it

Three experts provide their perspectives on the increasing wolf population in Tuscany.


Meet Maria Chiara Pozzana of Firenze Greenway

Maria Chiara Pozzana explains the Firenze Greenway association's aims to improve the city's relationship with nature.

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