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Easter in Florence, 2022

Celebrations in the city for the chocolate-filled occasion.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2022

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, various initiatives are organized around Florence. The Jewish Community at Firenze Ebraica have put together a full list ...

NEWS

Christmas in Florence 2021: your guide to the holidays

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

FOOD + WINE

Capon for Christmas

Many will remember the story of Renzo in Alessandro Manzoni’s The Betrothed, who sets off to visit the lawyer Azzeccagarbugli in order to seek advice about resolving the situation regarding ...

NEWS

Christmas kicks off in Florence with official Palazzo Vecchio concert

Yesterday, the Mayor of Florence opened up the Salone dei Cinquecento for the return of the Christmas concert, albeit held at a reduced capacity.         The ReMuTo ...

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Christmas gift guide for Florence lovers

From books to candles, experiences to wine, here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.       Glowing     ...

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Lights, trees and more: Christmas 2021

Christmas in Florence is always a magical time of the year. Here’s the line-up of events organized by the City of Florence in December 2021.     F-Light Festival   ...

FOOD + WINE

Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

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Easter 2021 in Florence: what to expect

Easter in Florence is usually a tradition-fuelled celebration, but the 2021 version will be a subdued affair due to a spike in Covid-19 infections. Here’s our guide to events.  Traditional ...

ART + CULTURE

The Christmas wreath

Every year, the first thing I do when preparing for the festive season is to hang a circular Christmas wreath on my front door. I used to make my own ...

THINGS TO DO

New Year’s Eve in Florence: what’s on

We can’t wait to see the back of 2020 and to see in a happier, more hopeful 2021. Forget the parties and fireworks in the piazzas, instead Florence has devised ...

FOOD + WINE

Holiday food gifts from Tuscany

It’s time to buy Tuscan. Help from across the miles this holiday season by selecting a specialty food gift from the region’s businesses. Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the crop ...

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New Year’s Eve 2020 in Florence

If you’re in Florence this New Year’s Eve, it probably means you’re wondering where to have your fill of lentils, cotechino and culture. Here’s our guide to New Year’s Eve ...

ART + CULTURE

The Yule log

In the days running up to Christmas, many patisseries and bakeries around Florence display a Yule log or, as the French call it, bûche de Noël, in their windows. This ...

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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 ...

COMMUNITY

The gift of Florence

Whether you’ve been here for days, months or years, one thing we can all agree on is that Florence is a beautiful city that everyone should see. This Christmas, why ...

NEWS

Where to celebrate Independence Day in Florence

If you happen to be in Florence for the Fourth of July and fancy a taste of home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s The Florentine‘s guide to Independence Day 2019. ...

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Christmas in Florence: 2018 events, lights and markets

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 reiterate the essence of the holiday season. This is The Florentine’s guide to Christmas in Florence.

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Nativity creativity: presepi around Tuscany

The most magical time of the year sees Christmas lights dangling, trees adorning piazzas and the return of our favourite holiday markets (mulled wine, anyone?) as we scout for presents. ...

FOOD + WINE

Christmas cocktails in Florence and where to find them

The mover and shaker of Italy’s mixology scene, Florence’s holiday drinks will have you toasting the town all winter long. The truffle one Savini Tartufi Truffle Restaurant, Via Porta Rossa ...

FOOD + WINE

Torrone: an Italian holiday tradition

At the Christmas Day table, there may be some argument between panettone diehards and pandoro instigators about which cake is better, but few dispute that the gooey white, sticky nougat-type ...

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Giving back this Christmas in Florence

The biggest gift any of us can give is one that makes a difference. Whether it’s a donation to an association, buying presents at a charity bazaar or volunteering our time in a meaningful way, make this Christmas time in Florence a happier one for those in need.

Lifestyle

The Valentine’s gift guide for Florence lovers

In love in Florence? It’s perfectly normal. You fall in love with the city, then you fall in love with a local, a Duomo-eyed doggy or/and your neighbourhood circolo. Here’s ...

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