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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 […]


The war is over. These four words sum up the mood in Florence as we go to press with this Summer Issue of The Florentine.
June 3, 2020

Children’s summer camps to start on June 15      

Pre-enrolment now open for summer camps in and around Florence
July 17, 2019

Pink for the summer

“Rosato is not a wine. It’s a beverage. Red is wine.”   These are the feelings of a winemaker living near me in Chianti.   He becomes quite fierce when you ask him whether he would consider making a rosé. I wonder if he’s aware of the trends on Instagram: #roseallday, #yeswayrose and #stopandsmelltherose are […]

How to survive the summer with kids

What do you do when you’re hot, your kids are hot, and things are going to explode into a fiery argument if you don’t cool down pronto? Never fear, solutions are here!     COOLING DOWN     There is nothing quite like the sweet relief of a cool dip in one of Florence’s many […]
July 10, 2019

Summer events at Belmond Villa San Michele

  There’s something extraordinary about this hotel on the hill.     Belmond Villa San Michele has an allure all of its own. Vaunting singular views over Florence from its hillside just below Fiesole, this luxury hotel lounges in a former monastery. The striking fifteenth-century loggia is home to the restaurant, making it the perfect […]
July 9, 2019

Summer sights in Florence: towers, fortresses and gates

A number of guided tours, organized by the Mus.e Association, are available this summer around the city’s towers, fortresses and gates.             Forte Belvedere             It’s worth the trek up the hill to see the treasure room, opening to the public for the first time […]
July 2, 2019

Summer hotspots in Florence 2019

For music lovers and boogie aficionados, there’s a plethora of spots, old and new, that open during the summer months. Most of these places offer more than just tunes and good vibes. With free yoga classes, delicious street food and even a skate park popping up, it’s set to be a scorcher.     THE […]

Best events in Florence in Summer 2019

MOVEMENT/Florence Dance Festival         Until August 3 Various locations   An eclectic mix of some of the biggest names in classical, modern and contemporary dance comes to the Renaissance city. This year’s highlights include The Special World Wide Event, two evenings with Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin in an unprecedented choreography dedicated […]
June 26, 2019

Exhibitions at Palazzo Pitti, Summer 2019

Palazzo Pitti has a roster of top-tier events inside the palace and outside in the Boboli Gardens to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cosimo I de’ Medici, the first Grand Duke of Florence, and to welcome in the warmer weather.     INSIDE       The salient moments of Cosimo I’s […]