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.


A useful guide to the June 2024 elections in Florence

Advice on how to vote and a guide of the mayoral candidates


Antinori partly finances Ponte Vecchio restoration

Work to begin in the autumn and continue until 2026.


‘Selezione Oli Extravergine’ showcases innovation in the Tuscan olive oil industry

The recent 2024 Selezione Oli Extravergine showcase held at Cinema la Compagnia di Firenze served as an opportunity to delve into various aspects of the olive oil sector, including pressing ...


Pre-Raphaelites: Modern Renaissance

Some pre-episode insights, in preparation for the live-streamed exhibition visit on April 8 with co-curator Peter Trippi


Museo Novecento opens doors to young artists and curators

The WONDERFUL! Art Research Program is sponsored by philanthropist Maria Manetti Shrem.


Public transport in Florence and Tuscany becomes contactless

Visa cardholders can ride for free from April 10 to May 5, 2024.


Shaped by spring: Editor’s letter

Spring brings a flurry of art shows, flower picking opportunities and creative possibilities.


Biblioteca dei Ragazzi children’s library reopens

The Biblioteca dei Ragazzi returns with books, workshops and readings to delight children of all ages.

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