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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]