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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
October 28, 2021

Angelo de Gubernatis

Florence hides many unexpected jewels, but they take time for the visitor to find, visit and savour. One of these is the Indian Museum, an anthropology and ethnology section of the Natural History Museum, which was founded by Paolo Mantegazza and belongs to the University of Florence.  Housed since 1937 in the Palazzo Nonfinito at […]
October 7, 2021

Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

PETS/ Animal Day October 10       Animal lovers rejoice! From 10am to 6pm, Giardino dell’Orticoltura will fill with events focused on four-legged friends and not only. 15 animal welfare associations and the councilor for the environment, Cecilia Del Re, will participate in the event which features two exhibitions, one focusing on the vegan […]
September 30, 2021

Best events in Florence this October, 2021

CINEMA/ UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival October 21-24       Showcasing the awe, excitement, uncertainty and struggles of childhood, the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival (UIFF) returns to Florence from October 21 to 24. Thirty-seven films from 28 countries depicting diverse but universal experiences of childhood will be shown free of charge at Cinema La Compagnia […]

Mascarade Opera Studio: notes in the air

The late 16th-century façades of via il Prato are significantly conservative by Florentine standards. One imagines that the structures, with their imposing entrances and hard-edged rectangular lines, might have been models for New York’s late 19th-century banking establishments. Traffic and pedestrians whizz by as the light beige, block-long façade glistens in the bright morning sun […]
September 26, 2021

Giulia Lorimer: a Tuscan legacy

There is something profoundly touching when someone like Giulia Daneo Lorimer exits life’s stage while her sons and daughters watch as her lights slowly dim. But then, on September 11, 2021, her light began to shine as a lasting legacy. Don Fabio Masi led Giulia’s farewell ceremony at the church of S. Stefano in Bagno […]
September 6, 2021

Speaking Dante: a 24-hour live reading marathon

To mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, Milan-based theatre producer Julia Holden, in collaboration with award-winning UK playwright Justin Butcher, is curating a 24-hour marathon live reading in Florence of the whole of the Divine Comedy, in the acclaimed English translation by Robert and Jean Hollander.            The Speaking Dante […]
June 17, 2021

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 10, 2021

Discover Florence’s LGBT+ community

A wide-range of events and tours bring you on a journey of discovery through rainbow Florence. Here, we detail the unmissable cultural highlights and guided itineraries that will enhance your knowledge of LGBTQIA+ Florence.       LGBT+ Events       Florence Queer Festival is a true gem in the LGBT+ cultural calendar. Taking […]
June 1, 2021

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 […]