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Sustainability focused fairs

Piazza Santa Croce in Florence fills with the carefully crafted creations by skilled artisans for two fairs this season. The International Ceramics Fair will be held from October 1-2, followed ...

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Markets as a way of life in Florence

Florence markets seem to be everywhere from the moment you leave Santa Maria Novella train station. They are a way of life for Florentines.

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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 ...

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85th edition of the Florence International Crafts Fair

Emporio MIDA was launched by Firenze Fiera in June 2020 to support excellence in Italian and international craftsmanship and to unite both exhibitors, visitors and buyers.

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145 years of good grub: Florence’s central market

The cast iron and glass structure opened with an impressive horticultural show in May 1874 and has remained the core of the San Lorenzo neighbourhood for 145 years. Now, the ...

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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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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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Il Pagliaio: from farm to fork

Being spoilt for choice, many modern shoppers have abandoned the habit of eating local, seasonal food. Monthly Greve in Chianti market Il Pagliaio is an organic antidote to the pitfalls ...

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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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