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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.

THINGS TO DO

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023

Commemorations, concerts and museum tours to remember the victims of the Holocaust

NEWS

Restaurant to open in the Uffizi’s former royal post office building

A day ticket or an annual pass will be required to access the restaurant when it opens.

NEWS

Concerns surround the future of Thursday’s flower market

The city council states "maximum willingness to keep the historic flower market alive”.

THINGS TO DO

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Florence and Tuscany

Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Florence with a host of both traditional and novel events on offer.

COMMUNITY

Digital nomad community Boundless Life expands to Tuscany

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

NEWS

New street art in the San Jacopino neighbourhood gardens

A mural by Lorenzo Tonda and Federico Niccolai addresses the issue of community integration.

THINGS TO DO

Craft beer competition Birraio dell’Anno returns

Founder Nicola Utzeri tells us about beer trends and what to expect at Florence's Brewer of the Year awards.

NEWS

March 2023: Ticket price changes at the Uffizi

Ticket prices are set to rise at the Uffizi during high season this year, aimed at international visitors.

COMMUNITY

Coming soon: Editor’s letter

Our January issue looks at the year ahead and focuses on inspiring individuals to help you move to Florence.

ART + CULTURE

Alfredo Pirri at Florence Opera House

Take a Sunday morning tour of Alfredo Pirri's art installation on the roof of Florence Opera House

THINGS TO DO

2023 in Florence: the year ahead

Plan your trip to Florence with our preview of the year ahead in 2023.

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ART + CULTURE

The queer history of Florence

During the Renaissance, the city was known for having a widespread culture of homosexuality.

NEWS

New urban beehives installed in the Marienheim Garden

Americans Laura Shadden and Allyson Volpe are on a mission to expand Florence's bee population.

FOOD + WINE

First Glass: not your average enoteca

First Glass is a newly opened shop in Florence that is revolutionizing the traditional enoteca.

NEWS

Tourism in Florence: tour operators give their take

Industry sees boost with striking summer increase.

NEWS

Florence favoured for noted congresses

The Renaissance city has been awarded prestigious conventions.

COMMUNITY

Talking business with Josh Henderson

Businessman Josh Henderson talks about moving to Florence, integrating through chess and his involvement in the Consulate’s Connect US scheme.

FOOD + WINE

Meet Valeriano Antonioli, CEO of Lungarno Collection

David Bach speaks with Valeriano Antonioli, CEO of Lungarno Collection, about hotels, spoon dinners and the hospitality industry.

Keep up-to-date with the latest from Florence, with news on latest openings, recent renovations, interesting new additions to the city, and all the info you need to know about life in the city.

Whether it’s how to deal with the heat, why you need to update your driving license, or the lowdown on the latest big event, our news section will have it, keeping you on top of current issues with a particular focus on the cultural scene. Come here to check out information on updated opening hours at museums, a run-down on Florence’s response to crises, what’s new in the art world, celeb spottings in the city, who’s doing what to further the LGBTQIA+ cause, and tips and tricks on how to make the most of life in Florence.

What’s going on in the community is covered with articles looking at creative new coworking spaces, how tourism is going, what rules are in place in response to COVID 19, and relevant topics like humanitarian efforts in Florence and guides to enjoying each season as it comes.

Curated to keep up with what’s going on right now, our news section makes sure relevant topics are easily findable, with subjects like sustainability and business given space and plenty on Tuscany too if you’re looking for news a little further from Florence.

Stay in touch with the latest in local living with plenty on the newest food-world happenings and wine news, keeping you in the know about all the latest ongoings.

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