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Firenze Film Festival 2023

Independent filmmaking gets the spotlight on September 22.

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Baroque + Brunello, taste the perfect pairing at the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From August 18 to 27, four concerts offer an indulgent experience in the Sienese countryside.

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50,000 people celebrate Toscana Pride 2023 in Florence

Toscana Pride coloured the streets of Florence yesterday. About 50,000 people—young and old, locals and internationals—marched at a critical time for Italy’s gay community as the central government continues to ...

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Carnevale in Florence 2023

Carnevale is back and bringing all of the fun to a gloomy February in Florence. Check out how we're making the most of the month.

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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.

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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International Women’s Day 2016 in Florence

All over the world on March 8, people pay tribute to the “wonder women” in their lives. In Florence this year, you’ll find Festa della Donna celebrations of every type, ...

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Tuscany in slow motion

  The movement celebrating the art of sustainable slow travel comes to Tuscany with the first Slow Travel Fest on October 9 to 11. Centred in Monteriggioni, the free festival ...

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Free Florentine concerts by Connecticut school

Landing in Florence from Lakeville, Connecticut, the prestigious Hotchkiss School brings a group of 20 talented students to Tuscany this summer for a series of four classical concerts in magnificent musical venues. In addition to spotlighting students, the festival will feature a performance by the school's international instructors (June

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Live Music in Florence in June 2015

  Looking for live music in Florence? Here are The Florentine’s picks for June. For updates and more music events, check out TF Weekly, updated every Thursday. Crocodiles    IDM ...

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Live music in Florence in May 2015

Mezzosangue @Combovia Mannelli 2, May 2Check out this Italian hip hop artist, in Florence for one concert this season, presenting his new album ‘Soul of Supertramp.’   Dub Inc @Flogvia Michele Mercati 27/a, May 7A reggae/dancehall night with an international lineup: Dub Inc, acclaimed French reggae

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