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March 27, 2020

Coronavirus lockdown: 5 tips for good mental health

How do we deal with fear, solitude and the host of emotions we’re all going through at this exceptional time? The Florentine‘s Jane Farrell speaks with Florentine psychotherapist Dr Paolo Molino about the emotions we’re experiencing during coronavirus lockdown and how we can process them. These are Dr. Molino’s top tips for good mental health […]
March 26, 2020

Wine in the age of coronavirus

The Italian wine industry is one of many to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis: exports to China, which accounted for 100 million euro last year, were down early in the year as that country battled the virus, in addition to other economic uncertainties such the US’s threat of 100% tariffs on European imports, […]
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: Supermarket priority lines

A TF reader's request becomes supermarket policy
March 22, 2020

How to help Florence + Tuscany during Coronavirus

Here is a list of fundraising campaigns and charities in Florence and Tuscany that require help during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: empty Florence in photos

These haunting photographs of the changed face of Florence were taken by photographer Francesco Spighi from March 10 to 12.
March 10, 2020

Coronavirus: dos and don’ts

The underlying rule is clear: stay at home as much as possible and maintain interpersonal distance of one metre at all times.
March 4, 2020

Coronavirus: the impact on study abroad in Florence

This past week, the study abroad experience of most American college students in Florence came to an abrupt end as, with tearful hugs for their homestay moms and waving arrivederci to favorite baristas, they were told to return home due to concerns surrounding the current Coronavirus, Covid-19. The move was prompted by the introduction of […]
May 18, 2020

Salvatore Ferragamo on wine

The Florentine‘s Helen Farrell speaks with Salvatore Ferragamo, CEO of Il Borro Relais & Chateaux and organic winery in Tuscany, and Vittoria Ferragamo, head of special projects at Il Borro, about the estate’s organic wines, farm delivery project and adapting to the needs of a post-COVID market.         Helen Farrell: Could you […]
May 16, 2020

Reopening Italy: further measures

European visitors can return without mandatory quarantine to Italy from June 3
May 11, 2020

Converting to the cause

Modern Italian history teaches us that the country is at its finest when its collective back is to the wall.     When the European Economic Community was created in 1957, Italy seized the opportunity, despite largely still being an agricultural nation. “Everywhere … there were entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and skilled craftsmen ready to meet […]