Sunday, March 29

SANTO SPIRITO FAIR.  Piazza Santo Spirito. LENT FAIR.  Cascine Park.  Every year in March, the Tuesday Casine market has a Sunday edition. WANDER AND PICK.  Acciaiolo Castle garden, Scandicci.  Admission [...]

This Week

‘Fiori a Fiorenza’ Photo Competition

A positive initiative that is going ahead during the Coronavirus emergency in Florence is “Fiori a Fiorenza,” (Flowers in Florence), a competition that will award prizes to the best photos of potted plants and flowers [...]

Florence’s Empty Streets & Survival Guide

Practical Advice

The effects of mass tourism on downtown Florence is especially evident in light of the COVID-19 lockdown: significantly fewer permanent residents also thanks to a predominance of private rentals, Airbnbs, residences and hotels. There are [...]

March 25, the Traditional Florentine New Year


The traditional Florentine New Year has been always celebrated on the date of the feast of the Annunciation, March 25.  Following time-honored custom, from the years 1250 to 1750, Florentines would gather on that date [...]

Odeon Films in English Through Mid-March

Movie Scene

This month the Odeon presents three English language films, all with Italian subtitles.  Dark Waters, an environmental thriller, relates the story of huge corporations, their impact on ordinary people and one man’s quest to hold [...]