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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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Best events in Florence this January, 2022

FASHION/ Pitti Immagine       The fashion-filled fest at Fortezza da Basso spreads style all over the city with Pitti Immagine Uomo 101 (menswear) and Pitti Immagine Bimbo 94 ...

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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Estate Fiorentina 2021

Four months of fun make up this year’s Estate Fiorentina programme of cultural allsorts, setting us up for a memorable summer. With 15 festivals, 146 projects and a countless number ...

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Best events this summer, 2021

Summer is finally here and we’ve never been in more need of sun and fun. While it might be tempting to loll about with buckets of ice and savour the ...

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Best events in Florence this June, 2021

This month’s best events have seen press releases pouring in, a true sign that Florence is putting itself back together. Here are this month’s top picks for a joyous June. ...

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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

OPENINGS/ Visit private courtyards and gardens May 23   Giardino Torrigiani, one of the sites viewable this weekend     A rare opportunity presents itself this weekend with the chance ...

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Best events in Florence this May, 2021

The new pandemic-related rules in Italy are detailed on The Florentine’s website and on page 4 of this issue. Please be advised that many openings are dependent on yellow zone ...

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Best events in Florence this April, 2021

INSTALLATION/ Abete by Giuseppe Penone       The City of Florence and the Uffizi Galleries are paying tribute to Dante Alighieri during the 700th anniversary year of the Florentine ...

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Best events in Florence this March

MARKET/ VinoKilo Until March 28 Sustainability is a keyword in fashion. With the new season approaching, it’s time for a wardrobe clear-out and freshen up, while keeping things environmentally friendly. ...

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Best events in Florence this February

EXHIBITION/ I love Lego January 27 – June 13       The entertaining I Love Lego exhibition arrives at Pontedera’s PALP Palazzo Pretorio. With over a million bricks in ...

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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 ...

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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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Christmas in Florence: 2019 markets, events and lights

Christmas in Florence is a magical time of the year when elegant lights illuminate the cobblestone streets, trees take centre stage in city squares and nativity scenes emphasize the essence ...

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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 ...

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