Information & resources for racial, ethnic and religious minorities to navigate the EUI and Florence

This non-exhaustive list has been put together by members of the POC subgroup of the Decolonising Initiative. Don't hesitate to share missing information to help improving and keeping this guide up to date for the community.

Useful points of contact at the EUI

Culture & Education (in Florence)

Activist & BIPOC Groups (Florence & Italy)

Faith Communities




Every third Sunday of the month, the Congolese Community celebrates the Holy Mass at 5 pm chaired by our vice-parish priest Father Joseph Tsongo. The choir of the Francophone community animates the mass with songs in the four national languages of Congo

Shops (Florence)

Halal Food


Miscellaneous (per neighbourhood)

-Le Cure / Statuto / Novoli / Rifredi / Coverciano / Beccaria

- Centro storico

- Oltrarno

Restaurants (Florence)





Latin American

Activities for BIPOC families and children

Creative storytime: through art workshops held in Spanish and Italian, children learn about Colombian history and culture. Organised by the Colombian diaspora association “Colombia es” in different places around Florence. Contact:

La casa encantada
Story-telling events for children organised by “Colombianos en Toscana”: “A magical place where characters with costumes tell stories, fairy tales and anecdotes in Spanish, accompanying children in a fantastic world that allows them to return to their roots and fall in love with our language.”

Health (Florence)

This section is under construction. If you know medical professionals in Florence safe for BIPOC as well as places that offer anti-racist mental health support, please contact us.

More (beyond Florence)

Libreria GRIOT (via S. Cecilia 1/a,00153 Rome)

Italian bookshop in Rome dedicated to African and Middle Eastern literature, postcolonial, diaspora and migration topics


National Office Against Racial Discrimination in Italy