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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.

ART + CULTURE

San Niccolò: restoring San Nicola di Bari in Gloria

This month, the restored San Nicola di Bari in Gloria will be returned to the Church of San Niccolò.

ART + CULTURE

Museo Novecento: Tony Cragg exhibition opens

Explore the creative process of the artist Tony Cragg at an exhibition opening at the Museo Novecento.

ART + CULTURE

Erwin Wurm’s Salsiccia Fat Bus and his Galleria Poggiali show

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm's Salsiccia Fat Bus in piazza Santa Maria Novella is a clever, albeit provocative draw to the main show at nearby Galleria Poggiali.

THINGS TO DO

Palazzo Strozzi: Olafur Eliasson’s Nel tuo tempo to open

Colour, water and light focused works dialogue with the Renaissance palazzo.

ART + CULTURE

The art of Henry Moore returns to Florence

50 years after the memorable exhibition at Forte Belvedere, Florence once again displays sculptures by the British artist.

THINGS TO DO

Arnoboat: see Florence from a new perspective

The newly launched service will take tourists and residents on boat trips across the river Arno.

FOOD + WINE

Wild Buns Bakery opens in Oltrarno

Estonian Robert Marrandi makes Nordic buns all day long in his newly opened Oltrarno bakery.

FOOD + WINE

Badiani celebrates 90 years of gelato

Established in Florence in 1932, the gelateria is storming the UK market with nine stores and more in the pipeline.

ART + CULTURE

Statue of Cosimo I dismantled for restoration

Cosimo I is dismounted from his horse in piazza Signoria for the first time since the Second World War.

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THINGS TO DO

Sustainability focused fairs

Piazza Santa Croce in Florence fills with the carefully crafted creations by skilled artisans for two fairs this season. The International Ceramics Fair will be held from October 1-2, followed ...

ART + CULTURE

Talking textiles in Florence: women and sustainability

Six women in Florence discuss their work with sustainable textiles, clothing and home décor in Florence and environs.

NEWS

Life sciences in Tuscany: a brighter future for healthcare

Tuscany is a home to life sciences, which generate 8.8 billion euro in turnover.

COMMUNITY

Cassandra Kane: recycling leather

New Yorker Cassandra Kane has opened Zer0lab in Scandicci in the heart of the leather accessories industrial area on the fringe of Florence.

NEWS

Palazzo degli Affari reopens

The venue for congresses, conferences, conventions and more inaugurates redeveloped space.

NEWS

10 ways to save on water this summer

Now that the summer is here, the time has come to preserve our water supplies.

FOOD + WINE

Italian Wine Crypto Bank: a world first built on blockchains and cryptocurrency

The Italian Wine Crypto Bank was established to capitalize on digital wine collecting as NFTs become an ever-growing presence in the investment sector.

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.

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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.

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