Vogue Fashion Night Out Florence Edition

Started in 2009, the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is an annual event happening in the coolest places across the world. This year, the event takes places in two Italian cities: Florence (17th of September) and Milan (22nd of September). What you should expect from the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out is people dancing on the main streets of the city center, free drinks, good music, great vibes and a fresh atmosphere. This year event is the third time in the history of Florence when the city is hosting the event.

L’umano danza alla Pergola

The 2015-16 season symbols an unprecedented collaboration between the Tuscany Theater Foundation run by Marco Giorgetti and The Production Center for dance run by Virgilio Sieni. From October 14 until October 31 the Pergola Theater and Cango, headquarters of two different companies accredited for drama and dance at the regional level, will host together with other spaces in Oltrarno, the first edition of UMANO – international shipyards on body language and dance, thus establishing

100 DAYS OF MEDICI DYNASTY Thursday, September 10

On Thursday, September 10, we celebrate the hundredth performance of The Medici Dynasty Show, showcasing the history of Florence in English. With a hundred performances in four months, The Medici Dynasty marks a record for Tuscany: never before, in such a short amount of time, has a show been performed a hundred times. On Thursday, September 10th, we celebrate this milestone in Piazza San Lorenzo. On the facade of San Giovannino degli Scolopi (a fourteenth-century building), where the show made its debut in April, five Medici coats of arms will be mounted.

Happy birthday Duomo! September 8

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore also known as Il Duomo di Firenze is one of the main touristic attractions in Florence. Its beauty and uniqueness seem like a never ending story, an endless row of details just waiting to be discovered by curious eyes. The Florentines have decided to lay the cornerstone of the Cathedral on September 8, 1296, the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, building this architectural mastodon in her honor. The construction was first designed in a Gothic style by Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 by Filippo Brunelleschi who designed the dome.

Festa della Rificolona September 7th

The Paper lantern Festival - Festa della Rificolona, takes place in Florence every year on the evening of September 7th as part of the celebrations for Saint Mary’s birthday. The origins of the festival date back to the 12th century when people from the vicinities came to Florence to celebrate Virgin Mary’s birthday and pray in the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata. Traditionally, the peasants brought the fruits of their labor as gifts to the mother of Jesus. Because they left their villages while it was still dark, they used handmade lanterns carried on long sticks to lighten the way with.

A few words with Elisa Tozzi Piccini A woman with a great personality at the reigns of the prestigious Florentine Maison of fine Jewelry

When you imagine the CEO of a great company, with more than a hundred years of history and international success, you may be expecting something different, but then you meet Elisa and she surprises with each word she says. Comfortable in her jeans and T-shirt, taking a ride on the Harley Davidson, she looks perfect when she wears in a impeccable way the stunning jewelry from the family collection; she does everything in a very natural way, because this is how Elisa is: fascinating, curious, kind, passionate about her work and her family, thorough in any project she undertakes and that she personally supervises. Elisa has sparkling eyes.

In this issue Florence is… September - October 2015

After the summer vacations, fortunate those who have managed to find a few days to relax, it is during the month of September when projects and activities, previously undertaken, seem to flourish and move forward with a new boost. I wish that while you are flipping each page of Florence is You! you will find new ideas and interesting suggestions. In Florence, the construction site that never stops is without any doubt that of Opera del Duomo, where feverish constructions are taking place for the building of the new Museum, its opening for the public being scheduled on October 29, 2015.

The 72nd edition of the Mostra del Cinema di Venezia Italian cinema in the front line | Four tricolor films inside the competition

There are three Italian titles running for the Leone d’Oro in the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival that opened its door on September 2nd with 55 feature films and 16 short films, selected from more than 3193 viewed works. Our competitors are Marco Bellocchio (Sangue del mio sangue), Giuseppe Gaudino (Per amor vostro), Luca Guadagnino (A bigger splash) and newcomer Piero Messina (L’attesa); they are all presenting different films and international actors, deputies to represent the presence of the tricolor in the competition that boasts 21 titles, a few more than in the previous years.

Argenteria Sacchi

In the heart of Florence, on the right bank of the Arno river, in one of the most suggestive corners of the world, where...

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