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May 12, 2017

Rental Diaries, vol. 1

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  Pre-visit, the contract seemed to be exactly what I was looking for—the owners were searching for a reliable long-term resident to look after their renovated one-bedroom […]
August 3, 2020

Ambling this August

Your day-by-day guide to spending the hottest and (usually) quietest month in Florence.         1 Saldi (sales) season is different this year, starting on August 1. Snap up some steals: this year you only have 30 days!   2 Check out the art and nature workshops at Villa Caruso di Bellosguardo in […]
July 21, 2020

The housing virus

I’m never quite sure which is more depressing: renting a place in Florence or looking for someone to rent one. The same problem afflicts both parties: too many people are desperate for accommodation in a city which is, ultimately, the size of a shoebox. Temporary accommodation at that, for the vast majority of foreign renters […]
June 29, 2020

Best Events in Summer 2020

CHARITY/ Run for Meyer Virtual Challenge July 9-12       Get moving for Meyer! The challenge is to run 5km, whenever and wherever you want, with every step supporting the Play Therapy activities for children at the Meyer Hospital in Florence. A minimum donation of 10 euro is required to participate and an additional […]
March 16, 2020

TF Together: online community events

If there’s one positive thing to come out of the Coronavirus lockdown, it’s the outpouring of creativity and sense of community that it’s generating. The number of online seminars, exercise routines and social events is mind-boggling. For English speakers in Italy, however, there are fewer options. That’s why we at The Florentine launched TF Together, our […]
May 29, 2019

Arrivederci from Mary Gray

I hope in my work for The Florentine you’ve seen yourselves and your concerns reflected, because...
July 21, 2017

The Florentine Day: 12 Hours in San Niccolò

On September 14, 2017, the editors of The Florentine will move to Palazzo San Niccolò for a community-focused day of talks, tours and tasting. 
November 8, 2018

Fostering animals in Florence: the fundamentals

Pet owners, present author not excluded, love to full-on gush about the joys that four-legged friends bring to our lives. While The Florentine’s print and online pet special is primarily a celebratory tribute to our community’s critters, we’d be remiss not to say that adopting an animal is a serious undertaking—one that requires considerable emotional, financial and, […]
March 1, 2018

Italian Sketches: Howard Pyle

Recognised as the father of American illustration, Howard Pyle forever changed the way we think of our heroes through his vivid, often dramatic black-and-white and colour drawings and paintings, in addition to his adventure writings, especially for young readers, including King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, […]
January 11, 2018

2018: the year ahead in Florence

From quidditch (!) to the council’s quest to ditch pesky potholes, the opening of two new tramlines, international volleyball and top global music acts, 2018 in Florence is set to be more eventful than ever. JANUARY Gucci Garden in piazza della Signoria  Fashionistas and foodies are itching to check out the all-new opening of Gucci […]