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Celebrity facialist Iván Pol comes to Four Seasons Florence

This October, The Spa at Four Seasons Florence brings celebrity facialist Iván Pol and The Beauty Sandwich method to Italy for the first time.

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Eleonora Gentile Luxury Hair Spa: a treat for your locks

Expect affordable luxury and a refreshing experience at Eleonora Gentile Luxury Hair Spa in via della Pergola.

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La SPA Helvetia & Bristol: soak in the history

The history alone would make La SPA Helvetia & Bristol an exceptional wellness retreat in the historical heart of Florence, but the contemporary touches raise the experience to sublimity.

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Klab Conti: safe, sound and fitness especially for you

Klab Conti has long been a leading light on Florence’s fitness scene, but now the heritage-soaked hub has upped its game with reassuring safety measures and an all-new aeration system.   ...

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5 spa hotels in Florence

There’s never been a better time to have a spa all to yourself. Here are five hotels with wellness facilities in central Florence.     Hotel Palazzo Castri 1874   ...

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Ladies Adventures Florence: a women-only community

Start the new year with an adventure or two. Lori Anne Lo Presti tells The Florentine about how she moved to Florence and founded the ever-more popular group Ladies Adventures ...

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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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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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Recently opened fitness spaces in Florence

  Now that the summer fun is over, we’re all craving wellbeing and company to tackle the shorter days ahead. This autumn, inspiring women from the US, Turkey and the ...

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Prioritizing your mental health this fall in Florence

Italians tend to view autumn as the start of the calendar year since summer festivities conclude, our routines resume and children go back to school. As we now are officially ...

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Healthy aging in Tuscany

My book Healthy Aging: Well-being and Sexuality at Menopause and Beyond comes from the clinical observations I made throughout my professional career (www.annaghizzani.it). Re-thinking about what happens during appointments is ...

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The spas of southern Tuscany

The sun was shining as I set off for southern Tuscany, destination Saturnia. It feels like an odyssey from Florence, pacing down towards Siena, continuing to Grosseto and slowing down ...

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Spa sublimity in the Siena countryside

It was a bitterly cold January day as we sought solace at the spas sprinkled throughout the Siena countryside. The clue’s in the name: look for a terme (Italian for ...

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On your bike

With the festivities behind us and fitness trackers strapped to our wrists, two cyclists reveal the perils and pleasures of biking in and around Florence. One thing’s for sure, it’s ...

NEWS

Skin keeps the world out

Skin is the most exposed part of our body. Our largest organ is extremely complex, being made up of three major layers, more than five types of cells as well ...

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Seven islands for several adventures: Capraia and Pianosa

Legend has it that the seven islands comprising the Tuscan Archipelago were birthed when Aphrodite mislaid her pearl necklace in the Mediterranean. Goddess of love aside, Elba, Capraia, Pianosa, Giglio, ...

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A student’s guide to Florence mental health services

Prior to any student’s departure on his or her first solo trip abroad, common offhanded reminders may include not to get homesick, to brace oneself for culture shock or to ...

ART + CULTURE

L’Erta Canina

On May days when tourists descend in droves by plane, train and automobile, it’s time to take to the hills—and one steep ascent in particular. Photos by Helen Farrell @helencfarrell ...

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Detox Day

Start the New Year with a New You: this is Relax Firenze’s mantra for its Detox Day on January 20.   The central Florence oasis just off piazza della Repubblica ...

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Soaking up Florence

Beach time is practically a tenet in the sacred rites of Tuscan summer. But what if you can’t escape to the coast—or you have young children and the beach is ...

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Where to work out in downtown Florence

Whether you’re here in Florence for a few days of leisure, for life, or something in between, keeping up a fitness regimen can be a challenge. Your Florentine lifestyle may ...

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Sexual health resources in Florence: a primer

Regardless of age, sex, gender or orientation, sorting through information about sexual and reproductive health can be complicated enough in your native language. Factor in a Florentine move and it ...

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5 original workouts this winter

“Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat,” but it doesn’t mean that we humans have to follow suit. While it might be tempting to curl up on the ...

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Tuscan Fitness retreats and health holidays

Tuscan Fitness offers revitalising yoga retreats and health holidays in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Combining yoga, fitness training and hiking as well as delicious yet nutritious food, these ...

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