the holidays approaching, perhaps you're wondering what to do with your little
ones? I asked the people who know best: the Firenze Mums4Mums (www.firenzemoms4moms.net) network.
Here are their top 10 activities for kids in Florence at Christmas.
put off by the
When it comes to knowledge of the English language,
Nicholas Brownlees is an expert, not only because it's his mother tongue, but
also because he has taught English in Florence for 38 years. Starting his
career as a teacher at the British Institute, Brownlees is now associate
Think of fashion in the 1960s, and you are probably picturing Susan
Nevelson's work. She pioneered the flower-power prints of the decade, working
for her friend and designer Ken Scott. Her prints have been worn by celebrities
like Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot. Aged 87, she
Think of the movie stereotype of the Protestant minister. Now picture Alison Walker, who is 36, female, married, drives a camper van and, yes, is a Methodist minister.
Walker moved to Florence almost three years ago, speaking no Italian. But that had to quickly change. As pastor of the
Once abandoned, Castelfalfi, an 800-year-old Tuscan village, is being reborn. A German travel company purchased the town and began renovating it, with plans to make it a thriving town and resort. The project, one of the largest such in Europe, promises to bring the village ‘back to
Preliminary work on the high-speed TAV lines started in Florence this month. While the railway system promises to ease intercity travel, shorten journey times to France, and lessen road traffic, there is much fear among residents in Florence's northern neighbourhoods about the impact that the underground drilling may
Over the past four years, the trials of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Knox's roommate in Perugia, British study-abroad student Meredith Kercher, have received international media attention. In Italy and the United Kingdom, many of the lurid front-page headlines and articles portrayed Knox