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Wednesday, November 22

LECTURE IN ENGLISH: Alyson Price presents “The Archive of the British Institute of Florence.” British Institute Library. Palazzo Lanfredini, Lungarno Guicciardini 9. Admission: €6, which includes drinks & snacks. 6 [...]

This Week

Sunday, Nov. 26: The Return of the Florence Marathon

For many, running the length of 42 kilometres (26 miles) seems impossible or perhaps unthinkable, however, Florence Marathon is a yearly occurrence that brings thousands of athletes and enthusiasts from not only Italy, but all [...]

Historical & Contemporary Films at the Odeon

Arts Guide

The Odeon (Piazza degli Strozzi) this month will showcase a variety of films, as always presented in English. The offerings range from romantic comedies such as The Big Sick, to the journey of self-discovery for [...]

A Pian de’ Guillari Photo Book by Marangoni

Arts Guide

As part of initiatives by Contemporary Photography, the inaugural event of “Tea Time with a Beautiful Book” begins with Martino Marangoni’s photographical memoir (with sections in English and Italian), “Nonni’s Paradiso, an Olive Tree Story,” [...]

Remembering the 1966 Florence Flood


The 51st anniversary of the Florence Flood will be marked by the Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) on November 4, 2017, with an updated version of ‘Arno 66 – The Time Machine’ that honors the memory [...]

A New Life for the Cloister of the Vows’ Frescoes

Arts Guide

What has been a four-year project, to restore the frescoes in the Cloister of the Vows of the church of Santissima Annunziata made possible by the non-profit organization ‘Friends of Florence’, has finally reached its completion. [...]

A Musical Evening from Russia to Florence

Arts Guide

The ORT (Orchestra della Toscana) begins 2017-2018 musical season with a concert centered on Russia. Daniele Rustioni will conduct the inaugural evening, and animate selected Russian works. Rustioni will express the themes present in pieces [...]