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US midterm elections: non-partisan voter assistance in Florence

A group of American women are organizing six Voter Assistance Days at Sotto al British.

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Florence’s trams today and tomorrow

The tram system in Florence has a new website for information on existing and planned tramlines.

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St. James Episcopal Church holds monthly thrift sale

St. James Episcopal Church holds thrift sales every month, featuring anything from household decorations to Moschino bags.

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Laura Todirica: the family dentist

Laura speaks to The Florentine about the dental needs of the city’s international community.

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Meyer Health Campus opens

The Meyer Health Campus aims to be much more than a learning center of a university hospital.

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Transport in Florence: how to move around

Here’s a guide to Florence's transport options, with an overview of the best ways to get around the city and surroundings.

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6 ways to beat the heat in Florence

If you can't get to the coast, make sure you change your way of life to cope with the heat this summer.

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How to manage mosquitoes this summer: a witty take on the biters

Here are 7 ways to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer in Florence.

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Farms for family fun not far from Florence

Relax at these farms not far from the city, which offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family

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Earthquake risk in Florence: what to think and how to react

Florence is currently experiencing an earthquake swarm. How should we react in light of the recent seismic activity in Tuscany?

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That deep breath: on moving to Florence

Moving to Florence means embracing the simple things like deep breaths and learning to respect the environment.

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Childcare in Florence

Here's our round-up of babysitting and childcare services in the city.

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A new visa scheme for digital nomads looks set to make moving to Italy easier

A new visa scheme has been announced for digital nomads to make it easier for workers to live and work in Italy.

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The Secondment Visa: entry in Italy outside the quotas

Visa for managers or highly specialized personnel of foreign companies with headquarters or representative offices in Italy.

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Tages for Foreigners: Mental health services in English

Tages for Foreigners brings together health care, psychology, social interventions and education, with the multidisciplinary team offering evidence-based interventions tailored to clients’ requests and needs.

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An alternative solution to reside in Italy: the Elective Residence visa

Are you a non-working non-EU citizen with adequate financial resources? The Elective residence visa may allow you to reside in Italy without working, benefitting from interesting tax advantages.

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Where to worship in Florence

Florence is filled with churches and religious centres to embrace all faiths. Here’s a round-up of English-speaking services. Agape Protestant United Church. Services at 4pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday ...

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Expats, it’s time to sort out your finances

As an expat in Italy, there are many challenges to setting up your new life, whether it’s finally getting your permesso di soggiorno or finding a suitable home. Amongst these ...

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Mental health services in Florence

If you're feeling low, reach out to one of Florence's many English-speaking therapists.

ART + CULTURE

Art as a spiritual experience

“The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it. Art is the transforming experience.” —Joseph Campbell, Reflections on the Art of Living     What is ...

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10 questions a foreign investor should ask himself before buying a farm or a property complex in Italy

If you are planning to spend your time “under the Italian sun,” by purchasing an agricultural property, and you want to maximize its architectural, historical, agricultural, and recreational value, below ...

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For gentlemen only: Mondial 1908

Gentlemen with a longing to look their best this holiday season need seek no more. Nestled along borgo San Jacopo, a flick of a blade away from the Ponte Vecchio, ...

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Yearning for Florence

I absolutely walk on the smooth flags of Florence for the mere pleasure of walking, and lie in its atmosphere for the mere pleasure of living. I hardly think there ...

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Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza

  Once a grain store, then an army barracks and now a thriving co-working hub, conference centre, bar and restaurant, Florence’s Granaio dell’Abbondanza is abuzz with ideas and innovation managed ...

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