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June 11, 2020

Other bridges are available

Venice has the Rialto, Florence has the Ponte Vecchio. The bridge that famously survived the war is surely the sight most snapped in all the city. Yet perversely, of the five bridges in what I consider the city centre, the Ponte Vecchio is the one I tread the least. Partly because, in Normal Times, it’s […]
February 8, 2007

The night the bridges come falling down

Rumours were rife all over the city. Many said the Anglo-American troops had already reached the outskirts of the city. However, one thing was certain. On the afternoon of August 3, 1944, the German High Command in Florence had the following ordinance displayed on the street corners: Beginning from
June 3, 2020

Soon there will be flowers

“Soon There Will Be Flowers,” the June Issue of The Florentine will be out on June 4.
November 17, 2019

Arno reaches highest levels in 27 years

    The Arno River rose to its highest levels today since 1992.      The City of Florence asked everyone to stay away from the riverbanks as the Arno flowed at a capacity of 2,148 cubic metres per second in the early afternoon. The city’s civil protection corps is continuing to monitor the situation […]
July 2, 2019

Best events in Florence in Summer 2019

MOVEMENT/Florence Dance Festival         Until August 3 Various locations   An eclectic mix of some of the biggest names in classical, modern and contemporary dance comes to the Renaissance city. This year’s highlights include The Special World Wide Event, two evenings with Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin in an unprecedented choreography dedicated […]
May 28, 2019

Best events in Florence in June 2019

ROCK/Imagine Dragons June 2 Various venues in Florence         Following the November release of their fourth studio album Origins, American band Imagine Dragons are coming to Florence for the only European date on their tour, taking the stage at the colossal Visarno Arena, the Renaissance city’s rock hub par excellence. Music streaming […]
January 11, 2019

Is Florence safe?

An op-ed from our editor-in-chief
January 9, 2019

In a dark wood: Palagio di Parte Guelfa

At this time of year more than any other, Florence invites us to be cognizant of the complexities lurking in the liminal, transitional spaces that illuminate the city’s countless historical thresholds. Before we find ourselves like Dante, halfway through our lives, frightened and feeling like we are lost in a dark wood, we should remember […]
December 4, 2018

Diving into Doganaccia and Abetone

Tuscany is a veritable winter wonderland during the colder months. The Christmas lights, the nativity scenes dotting the region’s myriad medieval villages, the snow-capped mountains calling sports lovers to take up their skis, snowboards and snowshoes for a weekend getaway on the slopes. If (or when) the snow melts, you might be left wondering where […]
November 30, 2018

Is the Ponte Vecchio really paved with gold?

She’s on the A-list of bridges, up there with Brooklyn, Tower, Sighs and Golden Gate. Most visitors to Florence will find themselves at some point crossing, photographing, admiring or cursing the Ponte Vecchio (the latter due to the amount of elbowing needed to get through the crowds). After more than 800 years of existence it’s […]