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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

ART + CULTURE

The origins of Tombola

Traditionally, Christmas Day is a family occasion in Italian households when all members, from elderly grandparents to newly born babies, gather around the table. After lunch, when the dishes have ...

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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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Celebrate Festa della Donna 2017 in Florence

International Women’s Day (Festa della Donna) is just around the corner, and per tradition, yellow mimosa flowers are brightening up florist windows and supermarket shelves. From dinners to dance shows ...

FOOD + WINE

Where to eat: New Year’s Eve in Florence, Italy

A restaurant guide to where to eat this New Year's Eve in Florence, Italy.

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Merry Mugello: Christmas traditions

Every year at Christmas, the Mugello turns on the lights and lights up the fireplaces in every house. Advent brings charming Christmas markets to the Alto Mugello, where the snow ...

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Top Christmas markets in Tuscany for 2016

Excitement has begun to seep into the air as people gear up for “the most wonderful time of the year”. During the Christmas season, every Tuscan town comes alive, flaunting ...

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The man behind the red suit

Every Christmas village needs a Santa, even in a small southern Tuscan town where not so long ago that job was filled by another senior citizen. In the years before ...

FOOD + WINE

Easy Christmas canapés

Christmas doesn’t have to be a season of slaving away in the kitchen, spending hours basting your bird or slow boiling your stock for cappelletti pasta. What I love about ...

NEWS

Thanksgiving with Chianti Classico

On November 22, the US Consulate General Florence celebrated Thanksgiving in collaboration with the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.

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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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Saint Patrick’s Day 2016 in Florence

Paint the town green! St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Florence may be few, but fun is guaranteed. Celebrations start on Thursday and extend through the weekend.    St. Patrick’s Day Party at ...

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Christmas markets in Tuscany in 2015

It’s finally that time of year when shop windows begin to glisten, fireplaces start to glow, and holiday cards from back home start filling up your mailbox. But if you are far away from familiar traditions this Christmas, you need not feel nostalgic about the festivities you may

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Castagnaccio for Christmas

  ph. Emiko Davies   Around this time of year, castagnaccio, one of Tuscany’s most comforting and delicious treats appears in cafés, pastry shops and homes. Castagnaccio, which takes its ...

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5 alternatives to Christmas markets

After your umpteenth trip to the Santa Croce Christmas market, even the sparkliest holiday lights can start to lose their luster. If you’re staying in Florence for the festive season, but feel a slight Grinch streak—or simply want some time sans Santa Clauses and chestnuts—

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More holiday season highlights in Florence

PARTIES/Food & Wine WeekendDecember 18–20Various venues in Florence ‘Tis the season for food and wine lovers in Florence! First in the lineup is an exclusive Freequencies event (December 18, from ...

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What to do on Halloween in Florence

Break out your broomsticks and bags of candy: October 31 is just around the corner. If the only thing frightening about Halloween is how empty your social calendar looks, we’re here to help!   Like any Saturday night in Florence, there’s much to choose

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What to do on Saint Patrick’s Day 2015 in Florence

Saint Patrick’s Day may not be a major fixture on the Florence calendar, but don’t think the only way to celebrate is by combing the Cascine for four-leaf clovers. Dust off your green gear: here are three solid options for March 17 merrymaking in Florence. &

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Easter 2015 museum openings in Florence

If you are in Florence for Easter weekend, take advantage of some special openings and free entries at museums. We’ve compiled them into a handy list.   Please note: a previously announced strike of ticket office and other workers in State museums has been cancelled.   Easter Sunday,

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