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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.

NEWS

Florence to send locks of hair to the Iranian Embassy

Locks of hair that have been collected at the Museo Novecento in solidarity with Iranian women will be sent to the Iranian Embassy in Rome.

ART + CULTURE

Florence Cathedral: restoration on the Porta dei Cornacchini completed

Extensive traces of colour were found on the 1359-60 sculpture of the Madonna with Child and Adoring Angels.

COMMUNITY

The Essence of Florence fundraiser for The Florence Academy of Art

The Essence of Florence gala evening continues to raise funds for The Florence Academy of Art.

THINGS TO DO

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2022

What's on in Florence to bring awareness to gender-violence.

THINGS TO DO

Christmas at Castelfalfi: what’s on

Festive events are organized throughout the month of December.

ART + CULTURE

The Coronation of the Virgin restored at the Basilica di Santo Spirito

Friends of Florence have funded the restoration of the altarpiece painted by Giovanni Maria Butteri.

ART + CULTURE

Uffizi Galleries: Roman Niobid sculptures display along Medici counterparts

Nine Niobid sculptures were recently unearthed in Roman baths near Ciampino.

THINGS TO DO

Museo Novecento: Magnelli exhibition and Larme de Galaxie

Museo Novecento is opening an exhibition of the works of Alberto Magnelli and is also displaying Jean Arp's sculpture Larme de Galaxie.

THINGS TO DO

Florence Vintage Market raises funds for FILE

President of FILE, Livia Sanminiatelli Branca, gives insight into the charity and fundraising event.

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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.

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