Author: Alexandra Korey

Alexandra Korey is Head of Digital at The Florentine and at TF's sister company, Flod. She specializes in social media & crowdfunding for cultural institutions. In her past life, she got a PhD in Renaissance art history from the University of Chicago and a Masters from Syracuse University in Florence. When she is not writing for someone else, you can find her at her blog www.arttrav.com, where she's been reporting on art, culture and life in Italy since 2004.
July 4, 2018
TRAVEL

12 things to do in Maremma Tuscany

Maremma is what you make it. It’s not an area with a ton of must-sees, which may be why this busy art lover finds it so appealing. On crossing the invisible border past Siena, moving towards Grosseto, during my almost weekly drives from Florence to Maremma, I instantly feel happy and relaxed. Maremma has a […]
June 18, 2018
ART + CULTURE

Art for urban regeneration in Prato

Prato’s Macrolotto Zero, initially an urban industrial area and now one with a great concentration of Chinese immigrant workers, is the site of Rigenerazione Pop, a project to promote safety and integration through creativity.         An impressive group of associations, artists and industries have been involved in this long term project that […]
May 31, 2018
NEWS

#VisitingVisitation

Plans for a Museo della Visitazione underway
ART + CULTURE

Miraculous encounters

The exhibition Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting at Palazzo Pitti reunites, for the first time, two of Pontormo’s most important paintings with their preparatory drawings conserved in the Uffizi. The exceptional loan of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Halberdier, last seen in Italy in 1996, is met by the Visitation from Carmignano, which, […]
March 2, 2018
VIDEO

Snow in Florence: the video

A moody walk through Florence Italy during the March 1 2018 snowfall. Video for The Florentine by Riprese Firenze in collaboration with Destination Florence.
September 19, 2017
ART + CULTURE

The Cinquecento in Florence exhibition

This autumn, Palazzo Strozzi hosts a spectacular exhibition devoted to 16th-century Florentine art featuring works by Michelangelo, Bronzino and Pontormo.
September 12, 2017
ART + CULTURE

Italy vs. the tourists

  People have been complaining about “the tourists” in Florence for at least a century, but crowds and their behaviour keep getting worse, not better. This year, city administrations are taking action. But is there any way to reverse the trend?   November may be rainy here, but it’s a fast walker’s paradise. The streets, […]
July 31, 2017
NEWS

Uffizi ticket price to change

Higher prices in summertime, early morning discounts & annual passes are part of a new fee structure for the Uffizi and Pitti
May 31, 2017
FOOD + WINE

Ten ways to use ten kilos of Tuscan asparagus

Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve got a new dealer in Maremma. An asparagus dealer. Her name is Irma and she defines herself as an “asparagaia”. The adjective is interesting since she does not seem to farm anything else. Asparagus grows only for a few weeks every year, so I wonder what she gets up to […]
April 21, 2017
ART + CULTURE

Women artists win crowdfunding

#TheFirstLast crowdfunding campaign by the Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA) ran from March 1 to April 16, 2017, and raised $65,000. Thank you!