Castiglioncello Summer

    Wednesday, August 31

    CLASSICAL MUSIC: VIOLA CONCERT by Chigiani Academy students conducted by Bruno Giuranna with soloist Roberto Arosio (piano). Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Siena. 9:15 pm. EXHIBITIONS: MATILDA DA CANOSSA, [...]


    Thursday, September 1

    MOVIE IN ENGLISH: HEAVEN’S GATE by Michael Cimino starring Kris Kristofferson, Isabelle Hupert and Jeff Bridges. Cinema Odeon, piazza Strozzi. 8 pm. FOOD EVENT: SAGRA DELLE [...]


    Friday, September 2

    MOVIE IN ENGLISH:  SUICIDE SQUAD.  Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi.  5, 7:15 & 9:30 pm. FOOD EVENT: SAGRA DELLE PAPPARDELLE (Homemade Pasta Festival) Parco Urbano, Montespertoli. 7:30 [...]

Florence’s Sept. 4 Free Museum Sunday

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On Sunday, September 4, no admission will be charged at Florence’s state-run museums, while city-run museums are accessible at no cost to residents of the greater metropolitan area. So, take the opportunity to visit, for free: the Uffizi Gallery; the [...]

Entering the World of Tuscan Ceramics

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Walking into Florence’s Sbigoli Terrecotte’s crowded interior can bring to mind a ceramics class, which is exactly what the crafts shop offers in the back room.  Dozens of impressive terracotta and glazed ceramic pieces fill the store. Past where customers [...]

An Art Benefactor: Simonetta Brandolini d’Adda

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A winning combination of American know-how and Italian charm is the secret of Countess Simonetta Brandolini D’Adda’s success as founder and head of Friends of Florence. Born in Georgia to an American father and a Roman mother, the bilingual Simonetta [...]

Fiesole Family Tour

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Looking for a fun-filled weekend this summer? Look no further than the FiesoleFamilyTour. Offered every weekend from May 28, this initiative boasts the launch of a new app for residents and tourists alike that wish to discover the rich history [...]

Health & Herbs, September

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Summer is winding down, and now it’s back to school and work. Can you maintain that gorgeous summer tan while sitting behind a desk? Local pharmacist Dr. Fernanda Russo says you can. She advocates taking a Beta-Carotene compress once a [...]

Free Florence Yoga Classes Outdoors

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Now throughout September: OUTDOOR YOGA IN FLORENCE’S GARDENS.  Free admission. Once again, free yoga classes are taking place in Florence’s parks and outdoor gardens. In our western culture, we typically see yoga asana practiced inside gyms or studios, but in [...]

A Summer Salad Spot in Florence

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Florence, the city of art and museums, offers no shortage in the way of food for the soul. But church exploring and gallery hopping should never be tackled on an empty stomach. Yet in the land of pizza and pasta, [...]

Sting in July Florence Concert

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In the heart of Cascine Park, Florence will be hosting a big name in rock music. Located not far from the Santa Maria Novella train station, the Visarno Arena can hold audiences of more than 11,000. From June to September, [...]