Life in Italy

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Manifattura Tabacchi presents Zenit, its third residential project

34 residential units planned for the two wings of the entrance building.

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A Tusc-Mex home in Tuscany: Erin Quinlan Quiros

How to create a habitat that represents your personality

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Family Nation opens in Florence

Following the success of its online store and in Milan, the Florence-born brand inaugurates its Novoli-based shop.

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Design your urban garden with Tiziano Codiferro

The master gardener offers tips and tricks for terraces, indoor gardens and green corners.

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Playgrounds in Florence

Where to find ample space for the kids to run, swing and climb to their hearts' content.

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A Florentine dinner party

A step-by-step guide for decoding Florentine hospitality.

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Kid-friendly cafés in Florence

A collection of comfortable and accessible spaces for parents with prams.

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Third places in Florence

Bookshops, youth hostels and libraries offer warmth and community this winter and beyond.

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Self-defence courses in Florence

Learn the tips and tricks to protect yourself.

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Luggage lockers in Florence

Where to leave your bags in Florence

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Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network

From baby-related paraphernalia to navigating bilingualism, the group helps parents in Florence.

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Things to do for families this Christmas 2023

From Santa sightings to skating and spectacular displays, take a look at our holiday happenings.

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Training tomorrow’s Carabinieri: a walk around the school for marshals and brigadiers

Visiting the Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri, near Peretola

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Sketching and painting in Florence

AcquaFirenze and Urban Sketchers Firenze are groups of artists and sketchers that run meet-ups.

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Helping victims of domestic abuse in Italy

What to do if you are a victim of domestic abuse in Italy.

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Learning to self-heal in Florence

How the adventure of opening a wellness space in Florence brought serenity to one expat.

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AVO Firenze: helping the hospitalized

Get involved by attending the volunteer training course or making a donation.

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Viva Vittoria installation raises funds for charities supporting domestic abuse victims

About 3,500 hand-crocheted and knitted squares will cover piazza Santa Croce.

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Moving to Italy: my visual diary

Lisa Yakobi's painting series began with her first taste in Italy in 1983.

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L’Orto delle Zucche: family fun in a Tuscan pumpkin patch

Take part in pumpkin carving and painting workshops.

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Dreoni celebrates 100 years of selling toys

The family-run via Cavour store holds a vintage toy exhibition and a party.

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Trisomia 21: support for Down syndrome

The charity works to support children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

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Non-gender-specific toy shop opens in the Oltrarno

LíLá Toys goes beyond the usual commercial offering.

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Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker: our move to Italy

Two American classical musicians write about their move to Italy just before the pandemic.

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