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Forward-thinking film: Lo Schermo dell’Arte

Director and co-founder Silvia Lucchesi shares more about the thought-provoking screenings.

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L’Eredità delle donne 2022: ‘Queens and Peace’

The festival inspired by Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici under the artistic direction of Serena Dandini.

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Time-travelling in Sant’Angelo in Colle with the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From July 21 to August 26, four concerts take audiences back to the Baroque.

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Musical encounters: Incontri in Terra di Siena festival

This year's Incontri in Terra di Siena chamber music festival starts with a concert in Florence at Teatro Verdi on July 21.

ART + CULTURE

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival returns to Florence

Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October 21 to 24. Thirty-seven films from 28 countries depicting diverse ...

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Best events in Florence this October, 2021

CINEMA/ UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival October 21-24       Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October ...

ART + CULTURE

Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

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Florence Korea Film Fest 2020

We’ve all heard of Oscar winner Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho, but perhaps our knowledge of Korean cinema draws to a rather limited conclusion there. Providing ample opportunity to widen ...

NEWS

Internet Festival returns to Pisa

From October 8-11, the 10th Internet Festival will take place in Pisa with four days of physical events, and three months – continuing until December – of online streaming initiatives. Asking ...

FOOD + WINE

Florence Cocktail Week 2020

It’s high time to explore some of the best bars in Tuscany with the fifth edition of Florence Cocktail Week, dedicated to bartender brilliance, responsible drinking and reinvigorating the industry after ...

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Summer music festivals in Tuscany

It wouldn’t be summer without a marvellous music festival or two. Let spectacular sights and sounds surround you at one of these tuneful events set in the most stunning locations ...

ART + CULTURE

La Città dei Lettori – interview with Gabriele Ametrano

The fact that the literature festival directed by Gabriele Ametrano has been rescheduled for this summer gives cause for cerebral excitement. Readers can rejoice that the third edition of La ...

ART + CULTURE

Boboli: a meaningful walk in the Medici gardens

Florence is a city of stone, of imposing civic, religious and domestic architecture—where power and wealth are communicated in girth and in height. Massiccio—solid, hefty—is the adjective used to describe ...

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L’Eredità delle Donne

For three days from October 4 to 6, the city will celebrate the contribution and legacy of women throughout Florentine society and culture through the L’Eredità delle Donne events programme. ...

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Thought for food

Leading environmentalists and journalists visited Castello di Potentino, in the Maremma, for an international symposium about food and the environment between June 6 to 11.   The London-based journalism pioneer ...

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Notes from the Maremma: Summer 2019

Summer in southern Tuscany isn’t just about melting by the seaside before chowing down on more seafood and gelato than is medically advisable. It’s also about those envy-inducing balmy nights ...

ART + CULTURE

La Wanda Gastrica and the art of a drag queen

  Diego Claudio has been a drag artist for 22 years. Here he talks to The Florentine about his drag persona, La Wanda Gastrica, the scene in Florence and Tuscany ...

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Theatre, music and entertainment at Petra

For many of us it’s just a given that in summertime, everything is more enjoyable, and it’s even more so when you have green vineyards of the Tuscan coast as ...

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LattexPlus Festival: three days of electro-bliss

This week Florence has a one-of-a-kind chance to beat the heat – literally. From Friday June 14 to June 16, local event planning agency LattexPlus will be invading the green ...

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Val delle Rose: summer events in Maremma

Famiglia Cecchi’s Val delle Rose is a summer outing, a break from the beach or an escape from the city. Into the wilds and into the wine.

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Easter 2017 in Florence: what to do, where to worship

Shop windows are stacked high with chocolate eggs, colomba cakes are crowding supermarket shelves and spring is in full swing: it must be Easter in Florence! From the most somber moments of Holy ...

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7 exclusive hidden gems in Florence

On Saturday December 3, from 9.30 am to 11 pm, some of the most beautiful hidden gems in Florene will echo with the serenades of an extraordinary festival: at its first ...

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Easter weekend in Florence, 2016

Easter is a particularly special time in Florence. In addition to religious observances, it unofficially launches spring and the tourist season. If you’re in town for the festivities, here are some ...

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Fuori di Taste 2016: top events under 15 euro

The most delicious weekend of the year is upon us as the Stazione Leopolda prepares for Pitti Immagine’s annual food and lifestyle fair, Taste. In the lead up to the ...

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