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Tag: summer

FOOD + WINE

Borgo Petriolo: the best thing since sliced bread

Borgo Petriolo provides mill tours and bread making workshops as well as a farm shop and wholesome restaurant

COMMUNITY

6 ways to beat the heat in Florence

If you can't get to the coast, make sure you change your way of life to cope with the heat this summer.

COMMUNITY

How to manage mosquitoes this summer: a witty take on the biters

Here are 7 ways to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer in Florence.

THINGS TO DO

Towers and fortresses reopen for the season

Make the mot of the chance to visit some of the city's dramatic defensive structures this summer.

THINGS TO DO

What’s on for Festa di San Giovanni 2022

Florence celebrates its patron saint, San Giovanni Battista (St John the Baptist) on June 24 with fantastic fochi (fireworks).

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New summer opening hours at the Accademia Gallery

The Accademia Gallery will be open on Tuesday nights throughout the summer as well as extending its opening hours during the week.

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Best riverside summer hangouts in Florence

Head for the Arno this summer as the city's riversides explode with late-night entertainment, quality bars and great places to mingle.

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Estate Fiorentina 2022: Tre Passi Avanti

The seasonal programme from June 1 to September 30 promises a fantastic four months of events and activities.

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Peter Broderick performs in the Chiostro del Carmine on June 7

The American (Irish by adoption) multi-instrumentalist and neo-folk singer plays as part of Secret Florence, organized by Musicus Concentus.

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Farms for family fun not far from Florence

Relax at these farms not far from the city, which offers plenty of fun activities for the whole family

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Celebrate Fourth of July and join the Sotto Le Stelle talks with The Florentine and Ruffino

This June, we’re joining forces with Ruffino Wines for four stellar conversations every Wednesday at 7pm on the Poggio Casciano wine estate.

THINGS TO DO

Garden events at Belmond Villa San Michele

The Italian garden is the setting for a series of high calibre events this season for a blissful experience just a short distance from Florence.

ART + CULTURE

Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

ART + CULTURE

Summer reading list about Italy

Beach ball: check. Bikini: check. A good book: not yet. Here’s our pick of Italy-centric reads for the summer months ahead, wherever you plan to spend the dog days.   ...

THINGS TO DO

What to do this August in Florence

August 1 / You have until September 1 to avail of the summer sales, so now’s the time to stock up on the bits you need before the good stuff ...

COMMUNITY

The “bagno” community

Maurizio is putting down his well-leafed copy of today’s La Nazione. He’s spotted us under our ombrellone and he’s determined to have a chat. I have nothing against some good ...

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Estate Fiorentina 2021

Four months of fun make up this year’s Estate Fiorentina programme of cultural allsorts, setting us up for a memorable summer. With 15 festivals, 146 projects and a countless number ...

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Best events this summer, 2021

Summer is finally here and we’ve never been in more need of sun and fun. While it might be tempting to loll about with buckets of ice and savour the ...

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Where to savour the summer in Florence

Florence sure knows how to do summer. It’s as intrinsic to the city character as knowing how to tie a scarf. Here’s our guide to Florence’s hottest hangouts this summer.  ...

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Your Thursday Forecast: best events in Florence

CINEMA/ River to River Florence Indian Film Festival 20th anniversary May 14-15       The River to River Florence Indian Film Festival marks its 20th anniversary with a special ...

THINGS TO DO

Ferragosto in Florence: what to do

There’s plenty planned for Ferragosto in Florence, the main August 15 holiday.         Free music in the Giardino dell’ArteCultura     Head to the Giardino dell’ArteCultura (via ...

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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 ...

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Summer music festivals in Tuscany

It wouldn’t be summer without a marvellous music festival or two. Let spectacular sights and sounds surround you at one of these tuneful events set in the most stunning locations ...

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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 ...

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