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July 21, 2021
events-articles

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

MUSIC/ Incontri in Terra di Siena July 23-31   Ph/ Antonio Lysy     The 33rd edition of the chamber music festival opens at the Teatro Verdi in Florence with a concert featuring the Orchestra della Toscana, conductor Andrew Litton and a line-up of stellar soloists. Audiences will be treated to Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in […]
July 14, 2021
FOOD + WINE

Favourite pizza places in Florence

Florence might not be Naples, but the city’s pizza scene has taken off in recent times, especially in terms of quality and creativity. From gourmet toppings to steamed dough bases, tomato-less bianche options and preferred family spots for a fun Friday night, here are some of our favourite pizza places in Florence.       […]
June 30, 2021
LIFESTYLE

Where to savour the summer in Florence

Florence sure knows how to do summer. It’s as intrinsic to the city character as knowing how to tie a scarf. Here’s our guide to Florence’s hottest hangouts this summer.        For lungarno lounging         Escape the summer heat and head for the lungarno. Il Molo (lungarno Colombo 27) serves […]
June 17, 2021
events-articles

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

CONTEMPORARY/ Simone Forti: Senza Fretta June 19-August 29   Works completed during lockdown, using shopping bags     Senza Fretta (Without Hurry) is the first major Italian exhibition by American-Italian multidisciplinary artist Simone Forti, whose family was originally from Prato. Curated by Luca Lo Pinto and Elena Magini, the show was developed in close collaboration […]
June 1, 2021
LIFESTYLE

Best events in Florence this June, 2021

This month’s best events have seen press releases pouring in, a true sign that Florence is putting itself back together. Here are this month’s top picks for a joyous June.     EXHIBITION/ American Art 1961-2001: The Walker Art Center Collections, from Andy Warhol to Kara Walker Until August 29   ‘Sixteen Jackies’ by Andy […]
March 27, 2021
CULTURE

D.H. Lawrence and the Florentine critters

D.H. Lawrence led me back to Florence. I’d visited briefly before, but returned in November 2019—a world away now—on a research trip for my next poetry collection, A Whistling of Birds, a collaboration with artist Douglas Robertson inspired by D.H. Lawrence and his nature writing, and Lawrence’s poems in Birds, Beasts and Flowers in particular. […]
February 9, 2021
FOOD + WINE

Where to drink quality craft coffee in Florence

One of the little rituals that has kept me going through the technicolour COVID rules of the last few weeks and months has been sourcing and making really good coffee at home. Sure, nothing will replace the charm of sitting in a Florentine caffè and watching the world go by over a perfectly frothed cappuccino, […]
FOOD + WINE

Where to Eat and Drink for Valentine’s Day in Florence

Will you be in Florence for Valentine’s Day this February 14? With Tuscany managing to stay in yellow zone for the time being, restaurants and cafes are making the most of the occasion with all sorts of special menus and deliveries. Although San Valentino supposedly dates back to Ancient Rome, the commercial celebration is a […]
January 21, 2021
FOOD + WINE

Vermouth from Tuscany

Vermouth is a night-off for a wine lover. Coriander? Tonka bean? Sage? Like pot pourri in a tumbler, guessing the botanicals defies reason. The fortified and aromatized wine is basking in newfound popularity around the world, especially Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with vermouth sales forecast to rise by 3.3 percent this year, according […]
December 28, 2020
LIFESTYLE

Best reads of 2020

We celebrate closing the door on 2020 by summing up the most popular articles read this year in The Florentine. From pandemic-centric pieces to interviews, cocktails and the spas of Tuscany, 2020 has been more eclectic than we initially thought.         Best reads of 2020: Your favourite articles in The Florentine   […]