It’s worth trying to catch the end of the summer sales this week. Bargains are certainly to be had not least because the exchange rate of lire to pound is still so good. As the Florentines push off out of the city in August, there is no one around to scoop up the last bargains. For designer-wear, scour the chic shops (Prada, Gucci, Armani et al) around Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova. Mark-downs are often much more generous than those in Britain.
September 30, 2009
September 20, 2009
Henry Kelly’s in town, but this time he’s going for a song, rather than gold. Scottish soprano superstar Lisa Milne is joined by the equally popular tenor Iain Paton and Scottish Opera pianist Richard Pierson for this evening of extracts and arias from Mozart, Schumann, Verdi, Bizet and others.
September 2, 2009
John Cusack and Stephen Frears’ superb adaptation of Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel about a twentysomething vinyl junkie who puts records before relationships.