Author: Kate Karpinski

Currently spending her year abroad in Florence and studying at the University of Exeter, Kate Karpinski’s passion for Italy goes well beyond her degree. Whilst her love affair with the city continues, going back to England is seeming a little less likely every day.
February 13, 2019

Fiesole: walking away from Florence

While Florence may be famed for its beautiful and historic walks, circling Medici palaces, meandering through small alleys and stumbling across all sorts of curiosities, it is often easy to forget that outside the Renaissance city lies another wonder: the Tuscan landscape. Bringing to mind rolling hills studded with cypress trees and enchanting villas, sometimes […]
February 5, 2019

Jewish Florence: synagogues, kosher cooking and cemeteries

Florence’s Jewish community continues to flourish, welcoming locals and tourists to participate in events and cultural rites that are embedded into the city’s fabric. Here is The Florentine’s guide to Jewish Florence, from the remains of the ghetto to the synagogue, kosher food and hidden cemeteries.