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July 15, 2020

A summer staycation in Florence

Your original summer plans may have been cast aside, but never fear; there’s a great summer stretching out in front of you. If you are lucky enough to be staycationing in Florence, the memorable ways to spend it are infinite. Here, we’ve combined essential elements for the perfect summer: food and wine, culture and adventure, […]
June 6, 2020

TF Together | Valeriano Antonioli on staycations

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July 11, 2013

Let’s staycation

Are you staying in Florence this summer? Heat and humidity aside, there’s a whole host of fun events and activities in store in the city and throughout Tuscany. What could be a better way to celebrate summer than by sipping a cocktail while admiring a spectacular view over
March 29, 2021

Easter in Florence: food takeaways and deliveries

As we plunge into zona rossa for the days running up to Pasqua (Easter) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday), there’s one thing to keep those living in Florence sane and happy: a delicious array of Easter goodies. Thankfully, as with any religious festival, Florence does not disappoint when it comes to food and drink. There are […]
March 16, 2020

TF Together: online community events

The outpouring of creativity over the last tumultuous year has been truly inspiring. The number of online events, exercise routines and virtual meet-ups is mind-boggling. For English speakers in Italy, however, there are fewer options. That’s why we at The Florentine launched TF Together, our regular online moment to meet up and share activities and interests. We’ve […]
August 11, 2016

Best events in Florence, August 11–17

This is a shortened version of our usual roundup of the week’s top events, focusing on the days before and after Ferragosto, a public holiday on August 15. For our complete guide to what to do in and around Florence this Monday, head here.Curious about the origins of Ferragosto and why August is a “slow […]
August 10, 2016

A guide to Ferragosto 2016 in Florence

Even for the Italy-initiated, the standard Ferragosto closures of stores, bars and bureaucratic offices can be frustrating. But if you’re working or staycationing in Florence this month, try to take the shortened shop hours and “sono fuori ufficio” emails in stride. With your landlord, banker and (perhaps) boss at the beach, completing certain tasks will be impossible until September. Particularly on August […]
July 3, 2014

TF & Yelp celebrate summer in the city!

If you’re in the city in mid to late August, you’re feeling like something of a martyr (although this year, have you noticed that many people are taking little or no holiday time?). You’re one of “those who stayed”, or at least,