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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.

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Ginori Museum gardens to reopen in Sesto Fiorentino

The Ginori Museum gardens in Sesto Fiorentino will reopen in the third week of May, although the museum will remain closed for restoration.

THINGS TO DO

Opera and Florence merge in MaggioMusicArt

The four cultural experiences offered by Destination Florence and Teatro del Maggio consist of exclusive occasions of opera coupled with themed itineraries.

NEWS

Earthquake risk in Florence: what to think and how to react

Florence is currently experiencing an earthquake swarm. How should we react in light of the recent seismic activity in Tuscany?

NEWS

Cinema Odeon Firenze to become a multifunctional space with Giunti Editore

The 100 year old Odeon Cinema in Florence is set to become a multi-functional space by the end of the year.

THINGS TO DO

Antonio Canova: The Peace of Kiev – Art wins over war

The work will be on show in Palazzo Vecchio's Sala Leone X from May 11 to September 18.

ART + CULTURE

Medieval Sculpture Hall at Bargello National Museum refurbished

The Bargello National Museum presented its newly refurbished Medieval Sculpture Hall on May 10, with renewed lighting and the decorative frieze restored.

COMMUNITY

Locally made ‘Stracci’ released on Amazon Prime

Starting from Prato and then heading off around the world, Stracci is a documentary that addresses the fashion industry's environmental impact.

THINGS TO DO

Garden events at Belmond Villa San Michele

The Italian garden is the setting for a series of high calibre events this season for a blissful experience just a short distance from Florence.

THINGS TO DO

David 140 marks anniversary of Michelangelo’s masterpiece at the Accademia Gallery

To mark 140 years of David's presence in the hallowed halls of the Accademia Gallery, Director Cecilie Hollberg has put in action a fascinating programme.

ART + CULTURE

Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo’s The Fourth Estate in Palazzo Vecchio

From May 1 to June 30, Palazzo Vecchio becomes home to Il Quarto Stato (The Fourth Estate) by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo (1868-1907).

THINGS TO DO

A garden party with dinner and concert to benefit Ukrainian refugees in Lucca

On May 14, a fundraising dinner will be held at the International School of Italian Cuisine in Lucca to support Ukrainian refugees.

ART + CULTURE

Palazzo Pitti: Sammy Baloji’s installations tell the history of the Kingdom of Congo

The Andito degli Angiolini in Palazzo Pitti is currently hosting Sammy Baloji’s first solo exhibition in Italy.

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COMMUNITY

Real estate in Tuscany: there’s never been a better time to invest

From castles to modern estates, there's never been a better time to invest in real estate in Tuscany thanks to the region's website.

NEWS

Effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict on Italy

Although Italy has more at stake than most countries, it has nevertheless been supporting sanctions against Russia and, through the statements of Prime Minister Draghi, it is clear that Italy will unite with its western allies and stand against Russian power.

COMMUNITY

A new visa scheme for digital nomads looks set to make moving to Italy easier

A new visa scheme has been announced for digital nomads to make it easier for workers to live and work in Italy.

Business

COMMUNITY

On a “first date” with Mandy Ginsberg

Former CEO of Match.com, Mandy Ginsberg, talks about moving to Florence and her business accomplishments, including how she championed women’s rights in the tech world.

COMMUNITY

Real estate in Tuscany: there’s never been a better time to invest

From castles to modern estates, there's never been a better time to invest in real estate in Tuscany thanks to the region's website.

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.

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