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Summer

Seeking summer events? Have a read here for those as well as tips for coping with the heat and how best to spend summer in Florence. From summer hangouts to camps and music festivals, discover how to savour summer in the city. Take a peak at seasonal looks to help you beat the heat and save our line-ups of summer spots that only open for these hot months.

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Summer camps in the Florence area

Read the 2018 article here.   Entertain your little tykes and teenagers with this eclectic mix of campi estivi. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF FLORENCE Rooted in the expertise and commitment to student-centered ...

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Val delle Rose: summer events in Maremma

Famiglia Cecchi’s Val delle Rose is a summer outing, a break from the beach or an escape from the city. Into the wilds and into the wine.

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4 Ferragosto day trips from Florence

It’s that time of the year again—the tourists spill in, the locals filter out and Florence is filled with a strange asymmetry you won’t find again until next August. It’s ...

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A guide to Ferragosto 2016 in Florence

Even for the Italy-initiated, the standard Ferragosto closures of stores, bars and bureaucratic offices can be frustrating. But if you’re working or staycationing in Florence this month, try to take the shortened shop hours and “sono ...

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Where to cool off in the Mugello

The Mugello area is northwest of Florence, about 35 minutes away by car. It’s a historic land: the Medici family originated here. This season, though, visitors are more drawn in ...

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Swimming pools in Florence

Here’s a list of the city’s pools, including those open to the public and membership-only, to help you escape the heat.

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Summer in Swiss Pescia

The allure of Tuscany never wanes.   But my little slice of the region is a bit different from the rest. Lush and green. It’s hilly. There are grapevines and ...

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Top summer 2016 events in Tuscany

Beachcombing, sunbathing and sagra-hopping are quintessential activities of the Tuscan summer, but there’s more to the sunny season than meets the eye. Not all of Tuscany is chiuso per ferie: ...

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Summer nightlife spots in Prato

Prato has long lived in its neighbor’s shadow. But the second largest city in Tuscany has recently undergone a modern revival with the opening of new locales. With hip crowds and refreshing venues, the city center of Prato may be this summer’s best-kept secret, and

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Tuscan summer: bagno style

Boiling temperatures, blazing sun and bumper-to-bumper highway traffic means only one thing: the annual great migration has begun. With bags packed and cars loaded, Italian city-dwellers move to the seaside to escape the sweltering heat and to indulge in the glorious tradition of summer vacanza al mare. &

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Top summer 2015 events in Tuscany

Summer in Tuscany is more than just sagre and seaside weekends. Here are some highlights across the region.   #CASTAGNETO CARDUCCI Bolgheri Melody July 24–August 17   Music and wine meet for the Etruscan Coast’s most noteworthy event of the summer. With a packed program of

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Best summer 2015 events in Florence

  Our events listing keeps you up to date on the latest and greatest in culture, music and other English-friendly entertainment. Staying in town for the hot summer months? The ...

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Beach bathing by the Arno

  Live music, summer sports from boules to stand-up paddle, and a place to unwind on the beach by the Arno: this is Easy Living, Florence’s hottest summer spot along ...

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Live Music in Florence in June 2015

  Looking for live music in Florence? Here are The Florentine’s picks for June. For updates and more music events, check out TF Weekly, updated every Thursday. Crocodiles    IDM ...

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Giglio, The island of sunken ships

The ferry pulls into Giglio Island and everyone rushes over the side to get a photo. This is my third visit, but I cannot resist the urge to join them, so I elbow my way to the front expecting to see eager Americans snapping shots of the picturesque port. Instead,

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The sound of summer

From classical to rock, pop, jazz and blues, and world music, Tuscany offers such an array of music festivals that The Florentine has come up with this handy guide to the sounds of the summer. To keep up with the musical events across the region, check TF Weekly at theflr.

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Cool spots

As temperatures soar and the sun beats down, Florentines, DOC or adopted, understandably head for the cool of the coast. For those left baking in the city, however, here are seven of Florence’s hottest cool spots—where entrance is free.   1. Easy Living beach Located near

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Cinema under the stars 2014

A stone’s throw from the Duomo, piazza SS.Annunziata will shortly become a hub of cinematic entertainment. Throughout July (July 7-31), the open-air cinema will screen a selection of 30 international films. Every evening at 9.30pm movies from Japan, Italy, Great Britain, Brazil, France and

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Ferragosto in Maremma

You can always tell how long an expat has been in Italy by their response to Ferragosto. At first, you’re convinced it’s a fantastic idea. A holiday in the middle of August speaks of siestas and the Italian way of working to live, not living to

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Summer music festivals in Florence and Tuscany 2014

What's better than enjoying an outdoor music festival in Tuscany?! Tuscany certainly hasn't scaled back when it comes to its summer music festival scene! Across the region, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the various music festivals. Download The Florentine’

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August events in Florence and Tuscany

  IN FLORENCE   APERITIVOS Aperitivo Ad Arte Every Wednesday at the Accademia Gallery and every Thursday at the Uffizi. From August 6, every Tuesday at the Bargello Until Sept ...

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Your summer tips for Florence & Tuscany

The Florentine is all about you, which is why we asked you to send in your suggestions on how and where to while away those hot and humid summer days. Chilling out in Florence and Tuscany has never been easier! Here are your tips for Florence & Tuscany!   FLORENCE

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Florence by night

While the days are long and the nights warm, as work and studies slow down, it's time to catch up with friends and have a glass of prosecco. Because it's not (yet) illegal to drink outdoors, on summer nights, patrons at many local haunts spill out onto the

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Fun al fresco

  Summer has arrived in Florence, bringing with it new events and old staples. Venues across the city are bringing summer fun outdoors and filling the streets with music and ...

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