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February 3, 2020

Tuscan wine preview week

For ten days mid-February, wine critics from around the world descend upon Florence and then stumble out to other locations in Tuscany.
February 5, 2019

Wine previews in Tuscany 2019

Tuscany is home to almost 60,000 hectares of vineyards. From February 9 to 18, the regional wine previews, held in Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino, provide an opportunity to find out more.
March 14, 2018

A preview of Palazzo Strozzi’s “Dawn of a Nation”

Fifty years after the protests of 1968—a pivotal year for social reform and revolution around the world—Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi is inaugurating Dawn of a Nation: From Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano, an exhibition covering  the second post-war period to 1968 in Italy. The show opens to the public on March 16, 2018. Through more than 70 works […]
July 26, 2017

A preview of the Franco Zeffirelli Performing Arts Centre

Florence’s former courthouse recently hosted a first look at the new life in store for the structure: on July 25, local, national and international press, Florentine city officials and special guests gathered for a preview of the International Centre for the Performing Arts of the nonprofit Fondazione Franco Zeffirelli. A museum, educational hub, archive and […]
May 31, 2017

Estate Fiorentina 2017: a preview

It may always be sunny in Philadelphia, but it’s (nearly) always summer in Florence. Spanning alfresco aperitivo spots to highbrow arts performances, the annual cultural festival Estate Fiorentina offers a blend of events that’s as crowd-pleasing and fresh as an Aperol spritz. The best part? You can drink it all up well into autumn. Here […]
January 11, 2017

Florence in 2017: a preview

With 2016 in the Renaissance City’s rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what the year ahead will bring, from A to Z or rather, Aerosmith to Zeffirelli. As always, stay tuned to The Florentine in print and online as more details are announced about each of these year-defining events.   SANTA MARIA […]
January 2, 2017

Pitti preview: Paul Smith, Pitti Palace and La Pergola

From January 10 to 13, the Tuscan capital will take a dynamic approach to fashion with the theme of dance for the 91st Pitti fashion fair.
January 14, 2016

A preview of 2016 events in Florence

  With last year’s papal visit, the unveiling of the restored Baptistery and new Opera del Duomo museum, Firenze Capitale and Expo-related initiatives, Florence 2015 is officially a tough act to follow. But wrapping up a red-letter year doesn’t mean that Florence plans to rest on its laurels. Civic projects, new openings and expanded cultural […]
October 21, 2015

A preview of Florence’s revamped Opera del Duomo museum

  Founded in 1891, in the same space where Michelangelo carved the David, Florence’s Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Works) Museum will reopen its doors on October 29, ahead of Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to the city in early November 2015.   The much-awaited opening features 200 works on show after restoration, including Donatello’s Penitent Magdalen, […]
October 1, 2015

Exclusive preview of River to River Indian Film Festival 2015

  The 15th annual edition of the Florence River to River Indian Film Festival will take place from December 5-10, 2015. To make it even better than usual, the Festival has launched a crowdfunding on Indiegogo, allowing film buffs to reserve their tickets now and get some cool gifts in exchange for support. We met […]