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Where to rent bikes in Florence

Plus bike tours starting in Florence.

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An afternoon of soccer and family fun at Viola Park

Cheering on Fiorentina Women and enjoying the club's new football training ground

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How to go on a ski holiday from Florence without a car

Train and bus options to reach Italy's ski resorts from Florence.

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1522 Donne in Gioco: Tuscan tennis players say no to violence against women

Calenzano Profession Tennis Park holds amateur women’s tennis fundraising tournament.

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David Orr runs the entirety of Italy

The Herculean effort raised funds for mental health charities in Florence and in America.

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Centro Storico Lebowski: Florence’s fan-owned football club

The club welcomes members who love the community, with none of the politics that professional football can bring. 

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Runners of Florence

Connecting people, fostering friendships and making memories

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Top Italian tennis and padel stars play in Pontassieve

Don't miss this high-level tennis and padel tournament from September 7 to 17.

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Gyms in Florence

Florence has a handful of gyms where you can maintain your fitness levels whether you're here for a short while or the long haul.

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Golf Ugolino: history in a swing

There's nowhere more beautiful to while away the spring, learning a new sport in the great Tuscan outdoors.

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parkrun: it was always about the coffee

It was back in 2004 when a South African living in London named Paul Sinton-Hewitt gave birth to the first parkrun event, with his partner Joanne, three other volunteers and a ...

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The Florentine Olympian: Lorenzo Zazzeri

Lorenzo Zazzeri (born in Florence, in 1994) competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games, winning silver in the 4×100 men’s freestyle swimming relay. He speaks with The Florentine about the Games, ...

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Where Italy really won the Euros

There’s something innately inspiring about Coverciano: the light breeze, rolling hills and silver-green countryside. This is the setting where Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 squad trained at every stage of the ...

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Teaming together

November is a meaningful month for Americans. Every year on the 11th we gather together to thank all those who have served in the Armed Forces for their sacrifices in ...

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Florence Tennis Club

Originally the largest park in Florence, the Cascine was a Medici hunting and farming estate, which passed to the grand duchy of Lorraine with the death of the last Medici ...

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Skydiving over Florence

Now, I see the sky in a different light. This weekend, I eyed up my terrace’s base-jumping potential and obsessed as a drone was piloted downriver. On Friday, I tumbled ...

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The players

Massimiliano Petragallo, a longtime calciante for the Rossi (Reds) of Santa Maria Novella who first joined their ranks in 1995, swears he wouldn’t mind if his only son were to ...

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Top-tier basketball in Florence

Florence has been selected to host the Serie A Basketball League Cup, known as the Final Eight, at the Nelson Mandela Forum in February.

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How to get calcio storico tickets for 2017 matches

Read about calcio storico Snagging a coveted seat for the always-ceremonial calcio storico matches is no easy feat.  One of Florence’s most famous traditions—a fusion of football, rugby and Fight Club—the Renaissance city ritual plays out each ...

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Florentine rugby finesse

After a 34-year exile I Medicei Rugby Club has won promotion to the top Italian division after a 38–14 playoff victory over L’Aquila. The team rejoiced alongside the 1,000-strong fans ...

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Run through the art of Florence

Running events all year round through the art and architecture of Florence, from the Firenze Marathon to the Notturna di San Giovanni night run.

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The Fiorentina women

Amidst what has been a tumultuous season for ACF Fiorentina, one point of consistency has been the club’s women’s team Fiorentina Women’s FC, which has won all of its matches ...

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Tuscany Cycling Season: a new magazine

Cyclists throughout the region and beyond are celebrating the launch of new print and digital publication Tuscany Cycling Season, a pilot project aimed at showcasing Tuscany through its thriving bicycle ...

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Where to watch Euro 2016 matches in Florence

The summer football season has certainly kicked off this week, with Italy already bagging one victory after winning 2-0 to Belgium in the beginning stages of the European championships. With ...

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