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December 23, 2020

St. James Episcopal Church calls new priest

The parish hopes to welcome Father Richard and his family to Florence on December 23.
November 20, 2020

Arts and crafts kits from Florence

Ever since the Renaissance, the city has been an epicentre of craftsmanship, its residents proud patrons of the arts. Leather, jewellery, textiles, marbled paper, perfume and many more trades have a long Florentine legacy, but what makes the city so special is the way these practices have continued and evolved. Even in 2020, independent studios […]
November 2, 2020

Henry Moore at the Museo Novecento

Henry Moore (1898-1986) viewed the display of his works at Forte di Belvedere in 1972 as the highlight of his career. His contemporary works juxtaposed with the Renaissance valley below shook the art world, the abstract figures marking a break from the staid canon. Now, almost 50 years since this pivotal moment, Florence’s Museo Novecento […]
October 27, 2020

Florence brings out the best in you

The great Italian writer, Italo Calvino, wrote: “You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours”. With this quote, we begin our interview with Barbara Livolsi, Director of Europass Italian Language School in Florence. The Florentine mother-of-three is passionate about yoga and […]
October 1, 2020

Best events in Florence this October

CHILDREN/ Firenze dei Bambini October 3-4       October 3-4 will see events and shows inspired by the world of Gianni Rodari on the occasion of the centenary of his birth in 2020. The weekend will feature fun-filled activities for children, teenagers and their grown-ups in venues across the city, including, for the first […]
August 6, 2020

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

FILM/ La merendacinema Every Tuesday until September 29       A guided tour of the wine cellars, a picnic put together by Le Tre Rane Ruffino with wine included, and a cinema screening with rolling vineyards all around you. The perfect summer evening series will be held every Tuesday at 8pm at Poggio Casciano […]
December 18, 2019

Finding the light

Ask people what’s their favourite thing about the city and many will tell you “getting lost”.   There is something exhilarating about wandering the cobblestone streets and seeing where they take you, sure (or hopeful) to emerge from some seemingly commonplace alley into a dramatic piazza with masterpieces peering at you from every edifice. Now, […]

The Yule log

In the days running up to Christmas, many patisseries and bakeries around Florence display a Yule log or, as the French call it, bûche de Noël, in their windows. This delicious cake is usually a sponge baked in a large, shallow Swiss roll tin and, when cooked, rolled into a cylinder shape with a layer […]
December 4, 2019

The holiday gift guide for Florence lovers

 Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.     SMELLS LIKE FLORENCE     Crafted entirely by hand, Officina de’ Tornabuoni’s fragrance bars (from 50-60 euro for a box of three fragrance bars) make exquisite and rare gifts. Marrying the finest quality natural ingredients with […]
December 3, 2019

Best events in Florence this December 2019

BALLET/ The Nutcracker December 21, Teatro della Pergola       The Saint Petersburg Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing masterpiece as the Christmas classic returns to Florence. The enchanted tale of toy soldiers, dancing flowers, fairies and royalty is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. Set on Christmas Eve in the early 19th century, […]