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January 15, 2015

Life-changing literature

Through May 31, Sundays in Scandicci will focus on the life-changing power of books. As part of the new series Libro della Vita, 11 contemporary Tuscan scholars and intellectuals will speak in piazza della Resistenza, answering the question ‘What book changed your life?’ The wide-ranging list
June 15, 2020

La Città dei Lettori – interview with Gabriele Ametrano

The fact that the literature festival directed by Gabriele Ametrano has been rescheduled for this summer gives cause for cerebral excitement. Readers can rejoice that the third edition of La Città dei Lettori will take place at Villa Bardini from August 27 to 30, almost two months later than originally planned. From the terrace with […]
June 1, 2020

Best events in Florence in June 2020

REOPENINGS/ Museums + more     Breathe in the fresh air of a new start and breathe out a sigh of relief. Many of Florence’s museums open their doors again this month. Many exhibitions that had been placed in limbo have now resumed their run. Among them, Inside Magritte at the Cattedrale dell’Immagine, Chiesa di Santa Stefano al […]

Boboli: a meaningful walk in the Medici gardens

Florence is a city of stone, of imposing civic, religious and domestic architecture—where power and wealth are communicated in girth and in height. Massiccio—solid, hefty—is the adjective used to describe so much in Florence—the architecture but also the figures in paintings, its works of literature. One must only think of the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the […]
May 15, 2020

Quarantine reads: 5 Italian classics

If there’s one thing this imposed quarantine has given us, it’s time. Time to finally clean out our closets, plan out our year, or pick up that book that’s been sitting on our nightstand for months on end. Without the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can finally sit down and relax with a […]
April 20, 2020

Best online events, April 20-27, 2020

ART/ Art history encounters with Elaine Ruffolo: An Evening with Michelangelo 8pm, April 26        A series of talk focusing on Italian Renaissance art continues following the success of its last session on Caravaggio. This Sunday’s encounter delves into the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, unrivaled in Renaissance art. Traveling virtually to Florence, Cararra […]
March 24, 2020

Exiled inside: parallels with Dante Alighieri

For the moment, we settle into a different exile, the one that really matters, and that is our personal severance from all society.

Best online events March 24-31, 2020

LITERATURE/ Dante Day March 25       This March 25 marks the first annual celebration of Dantedì, when Italy will celebrate Dante Alighieri. Organized prior to the Covid-19 emergency, the 13th-century Florentine poet is being embraced as a symbol of Italian culture and language to unite the country at this difficult time. Everyone is […]
March 10, 2020

An instant way to visit the Uffizi during quarantine

How the Uffizi is bringing art into the homes of everyone in quarantine
March 9, 2020

Ways to be creative in quarantine

Florence is semi-deserted. Closed museums, empty shops and directives to restrict our movements leave us wondering what we should do. From art and writing contests to a best balcony competition, there’s never been a better time to get creative.       1. Best balconies   Fiori a Fiorenza for blossoming balconies     Get […]