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May 11, 2020

Supporting British Nationals with Brexit procedures

The programme is part of a wider initiative through which the UK Government and IOM aim to provide assistance to British citizens in Europe.
May 10, 2020

Resilience in the wine world: Ruffino puts people first

Pontassieve-based American-owned wine company Ruffino has reacted to the Covid-19 emergency by putting people first.   Personal protective equipment was swiftly provided to employees and collaborators, teleworking introduced among office-based staff, and insurance policies stipulated for all workers in case of hospitalization caused by the virus.   “Most of our production is linked with the countryside. Here […]
May 5, 2020

Florence Virtual Tour

Explore Florence from afar with this virtual tour from 360 photographer Fabio Casati
May 1, 2020

Here begins a new life

Citizens return to Florence's time-worn streets, responsibly observing social distancing and wearing face protection, following the April 29 dispensation from the regional government of Tuscany permitting walking and cycling.
April 30, 2020

We rub our eyes in the daylight

Saturday evening, February 29, I found myself eating in an Oltrarno restaurant, Antico Ristoro di Cambi. The place was packed to the gills, but fish was a rare sight on the menu: it was proper Florentine fare, beefy and bready. I was contrary and went for my new favourite, thoroughly southern dish: melanzane alla parmigiana. […]
April 29, 2020

Outdoor exercise permitted in Tuscany from May 1

The dispensation applies to persons exercising individually, parents with their children, carers accompanying persons who are not self-sufficient and persons who reside under the same roof.
April 27, 2020

Best online events April 27-May 4

CULTURE/ Manifattura Tabacchi Living Room series       Manifattura Tabacchi have released a new digital programme centered on culture and contemporary art online. Titled ‘Living Room’, the series focuses on research and experimentation with regular content released via Facebook and Instagram. Film, books, podcasts, poems, interviews and various artistic contributions make up the packed […]
April 26, 2020

Reopening Italy: Stage Two plans announced

All manufacturing, construction and wholesale will resume on May 4, while retail stores, museums, exhibitions and libraries are scheduled to reopen on May 18.
April 20, 2020

The next adventure

The British Institute of Florence was founded at a time of global crisis: the First World War.   In 1915, following extended negotiations, Italy had finally entered the war, siding with Britain and France, against former allies Germany and Austria-Hungary. Two years later, when a group of prominent citizens from the Anglo-Florentine community decided to […]

The British Institute during lockdown

I’ll go back to Wednesday, March 4. I was administering Cambridge exams in the small, beautiful Tuscan medieval towns of Monteriggioni and Colle di Val D’Elsa. Halfway through the first session, the news came through that the Italian government was thinking of closing the schools. We continued with the second session, got back to Florence […]