Florence & Tuscany

Just outside the city center, Orticoltura garden features a huge nineteenth century greenhouse where it hosts flower markets, and during summer it becomes an outdoor pub, with a kiosk, and concerts every night. The area is surrounded by historic buildings as well as the beautiful greenhouse, which add to the atmosphere. ...

Firenze Moms 4 Moms Network was founded in 2004, by American Mom Kimberly Vanzi, to assist Expat English Speaking mothers in Florence and Tuscany. Today, they are a network of 1106 followers (Blog, Twitter, Member database, & Facebook), have a few organized events, produce weekly newsletters, and have playgroups. "We know how...

Dorota Kowal is a qualified Acupuncturist working with Five Elements Acupunture. She has also studied and consolidated elements of tui na massage, classical massage, ayurvedic massage and reflexology. The massage techniques are also incorporated in the acupuncture sessions contributing to the effectiveness of the overall treatment. She can give treatments...

Originally founded in 1973 to cater to the children of the English-speaking community, today the Library’s resources of books, videos and DVDs in English are utilized by the Florence community as well.  The Library also holds a children’s party at Easter, Halloween and Christmas which gives both parents and children a...

A fabulous library opened in 2007, it has an excellent range of Italian books for children and a rather limited number of English books. They have cultural activities for children of all ages. They also have sessions for mums, grandparents, carers and babies from 0-3 years with baby changing facilities and...

The Harold Acton Library of The British Institute of Florence holds many cultural events throughout the year which may be of interest to older teenagers. Talking Pictures is a series held 3 times each year showing films in original version: January to March, April to June, September to December. Every year in...

The Harold Acton Library of The British Institute of Florence has launched a regular story time event. The monthly sessions introduce children aged three to eight to stories, craft activities, workshops, animated films, songs and rhymes. All activities take place in a beautiful and cosy children's room with view on the River...