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Black History Month in Florence


Black History Month in Florence, 2022

Three exhibitions at MAD Murate Art District centre on Afro-descendant artists from February 10 through to April 2, 2022, curated in collaboration with Black History Month Florence.


BHMF inaugurates new home in central Florence

Black History Month Florence is breaking down temporal and spatial barriers with a newly opened physical space in via Santa Reparata.


On the traces of Florence’s colonial past

Site and memory are two inescapable through lines in the narrations of Florence that must be expanded to engage in a profound restructuring of our understandings of the Afro-descendent histories ...

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Covid-19 updates



Connect US: linking American entrepreneurs and Tuscan businesses

The US Consul General, Ragini Gupta, has introduced a scheme to connect Florence’s finest American business minds with the city’s businesses.


Fathoming Florence: Editor’s letter

This February, Florence is expected to have a special visitor as Pope Francis attends the final day of the Italian Episcopal Conference “Mediterranean, Frontier of Peace” on February 27. Bringing ...


Mental health services in Florence

Feeling heard when you’re struggling and knowing when and where to find help is crucial for those in need of mental health assistance. For many who have transplanted to Italy, ...


Ladies Adventures Florence: a women-only community

Start the new year with an adventure or two. Lori Anne Lo Presti tells The Florentine about how she moved to Florence and founded the ever-more popular group Ladies Adventures ...

Art + Culture


A room with a blessing: looking ahead to the Raphael exhibition at the National Gallery, London

The National Gallery in London has assembled the most comprehensive exhibition on Raphael, which will open on April 9, 2022.


Accademia: The Bronze Effigy of Michelangelo exhibition

For the first time, the nine bronze busts of Michelangelo attributed to Daniele da Volterra are side by side for scientific study at the Galleria dell'Accademia.


Black History Month in Florence, 2022

Three exhibitions at MAD Murate Art District centre on Afro-descendant artists from February 10 through to April 2, 2022, curated in collaboration with Black History Month Florence.


4½ minutes: the story behind Fotoautomatica

Phoebe Hunt talks to Matteo Sani about what’s so magical about vintage photo booths and why he decided to rescue them as FOTOAUTOMATICA. 

Food + Wine


Vitique, so chic: a review

Vitique has been on my restaurant radar since opening back in the summer of 2015. In plain sight along the via Chiantigiana, on the final stretch into Greve, this fine ...


Start your day the best way with a Tuscan breakfast

Breakfast is often your first taste of Tuscany and it’s long been regarded as the most important meal of the day. A tourist attraction in itself, look out for authentic ...


Video: The Bronze Effigy of Michelangelo exhibition at the Accademia

"The Bronze Effigy of Michelangelo" exhibition at the Accademia in Florence opens today and runs until June 19.


Bach Talks Ep.1 with Elia Nichols

  Internationally acclaimed financial expert and ten times New York Times bestselling author David Bach interviews Florence-based entrepreneurs who are accomplishing inspiring things in pandemic times in this new video ...


Andrea Bocelli speaks with The Florentine

  The renowned Italian tenor speaks with The Florentine about the Andrea Bocelli Foundation’s ten year anniversary and their education-focused projects.   Read more about the Andrea Bocelli Foundation here, ...

Things To Do


The Valentine’s Day gift guide from The Florentine

Give the gift of something Florentine this Valentine’s Day. Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the crop for the Tuscany lovers in your life. Many ship internationally and have English-friendly online shops.   ...


Best events in Florence this February, 2022

SCULPTURE/ The Bronze Portraits of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra February 15-June 19   At the Galleria dell’Accademia. Ph/ Guido Cozzi   The renowned gallery home to Michelangelo’s David is ...


Activities + Tours + Events

Discover Hidden Florence Tours

Join Linda Sassano Higgins, Licensed Italian Tour Guide, and Discover Florence’s Hidden Secrets: from her Roman Origins to Saving her Artistic Heritage during WWII and the Flood of 1966. Customized ...

Health + Wellbeing

American Psychologist

American Psychologist, practicing in Florence, is available for in person and online sessions. Dr. Mary Ann Bellini is available for individual and couples therapy. Dr. Bellini is well known in ...

Personal + Group Classes

Get CELTA-qualified to teach English!

Gain the most internationally recognised English teaching qualification, take the CELTA with Europass Teacher Academy Florence. The Cambridge University CELTA Certificate is preferred by employers. Courses all year round, online ...

Personal + Group Classes

Earn a TEFL Certificate

Earn a TEFL Certificate. Train to teach English as a foreign language. New courses monthly – 4 weeks, 120 hr, 10 hr teaching practice. Graduate credits offered towards a master ...