Decorating Eggs & More at the Children’s Lending Library Easter Party

Saturday, April 1: Children’s Lending Library’s Easter Party. Undercroft of the church of St. James, via Rucellai 9, Florence. 4 – 6 pm. Entrance: €3 per family (Library members): €5 per family (non-Library members). All children must be accompanied by an adult. The Children’s Lending Library’s spring fundraiser will spotlight an iconic Easter tradition in English-speaking countries: decorating Easter eggs. Kids should bring their own medium-sized hard-boiled eggs, preferably white. Extra hard-boiled eggs will be on sale during [...]

Winning Women: Lisa Robbins, Homeopath

  Serving the English-speaking community of Florence is Lisa Robbins, a licensed homeopath with her practice located behind the Arno river in the Porta al Prato neighborhood.  Lisa Robbins is a U.S. native but has spent most of her life on other continents. Her eclectic background has led her to gain an education in various fields, from English literature in the U.S. to studying the Chinese language in Asia to homeopathy in the [...]

Open House at FAI Spring Days 2023

  FAI Spring Days (Giornate di Primavera) make their return to Florence this year on Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. The weekend-long event will open the doors of three normally inaccessible sites in Florence: Villa Schifanoia-EUI, the Palace of the Bank of Italy (Palazzo della Banca d’Italia) and the Robert Longhi Foundation (Fondazione Roberto Longhi). The nonprofit foundation, founded in 1975, aims to protect historical and cultural landmarks, monuments and landscapes [...]

New Light on Eleonora di Toledo at a Pitti Show

Until May 14: ELEONORA DI TOLEDO AND THE MEDICI COURT. Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Pitti, 1. Open Tuesday – Sunday from 8:15 am – 6:30 pm, closed Monday. Last entrance at 5:30 pm. Admission: €10, reduced €2. Florence’s Palazzo Pitti, part of the Uffizi Galleries, has opened a new exhibition of over 100 exquisite artworks detailing the life of Eleonora di Toledo, Duchess Consort of Florence from 1539 to 1562. Curated by Bruce Edelstein, [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Florence, 2023

  Florence is no stranger to Saint Patrick’s Day festivities that liven up Irish American communities worldwide each year. To celebrate, a wide range of events will be available to the public to commemorate the holiday in Florence on Friday, March 17. For those looking to enjoy some Irish dancing, The Hard Rock Café on Via dei Brunelleschi has invited the Shamrock Dance company from the Clover School of Irish Dance to perform [...]

Talk in English on ‘Circular Fashion: Made in Italy’ at CEA

The CEA CAPA center in Piazza della Repubblica 6 is hosting the lecture in English “Circular Fashion: Made in Italy” on March 13 at 6 pm.  Admission is free and the public is welcome. In order to build a truly  sustainable alternative to fast fashion, speaker Niccolò Cipriani will delve into the following topics:  Is it possible to change the fashion industry?  Is it possible to make it more sustainable? Is it possible [...]

Andrea Lucchesini Brings Youth to the Pergola

  With only a few weeks left in his first season as artistic director, Amici della Musica’s famously groundbreaking Andrea Lucchesini reflects on the year behind him with pride.  “It was good to see that people wanted to go back to the theatre after the pandemic,” Lucchesini said, in an interview with Magenta Florence. “This was very satisfying. We had a good response from the public.” Lucchesini has been renowned for his ways [...]

Oscar Night on the Big Screen with Free Admission

  Cinema La Compagnia (via Cavour 50/r) will be providing live coverage of the Academy Awards ceremony in the early hours of Monday, March 12 thanks to Sky Cinema starting at 12:15 am.  Admission is free until there are remaining seats. The Tuscan producer and director Alice Rohrwacher is in the running for an Oscar with “Le Pupille,” a short film distributed by Disney+.

International Women’s Day in Florence, 2023

  Wednesday, March 8: FESTA DELLA DONNA (International Women’s Day). On International Women’s Day, women are honored in many ways around the world. In Florence, there will be free admission for women at a variety of museums, free guided tours for all visitors at the Bargello, the Medici Chapels and the Palazzo Davanzati, the opening of the free CaraDonna photography exhibition and a 24-hour strike affecting public and private sectors. An idea launched by the [...]

‘Florence Archaeofilm:’ International Movies on Archaeology & Art

The 5th edition of the Archeological Film Festival comes to Florence’s La Compagnia Cinema March 1-5. Organized by the magazine Archeologia Viva, the five-day festival includes 80 documentary films, screened continuously beginning at 10 am as well as talks with filmmakers. Participants can travel through cinema to discover great archeological sites, breathtaking scenery and landscapes around the globe. This year’s films come from the United Kingdom, Turkey, Jordan, Brazil, Iran, the United States [...]