Author: Marco Badiani

Co-founder and director of The Florentine, lifestyle author, photographer.
January 10, 2019

Pitti Uomo 95: In Pictures

This winter's edition sees sobriety, plus more techno looks and fabrics. Marco Badiani captures the "out of the box" theme at Pitti Uomo 95: minus-1°C brings out Nordic creativity
October 15, 2018

High steaks: Regina Bistecca opens in Florence

“Questa è una Regina Bistecca!” poet-journalist-playwright and clear Chianina fan Gabriele D’Annunzio is said to have exclaimed. (The fuzzy translation “This is a queen among steaks!” makes less of an impact, no?) Forty meters from the Duomo, opposite Teatro Niccolini, in what was for 140 years home to the antique bookshop Gonnelli, two sprightly Florentine […]
September 11, 2018

Signs of the times at the Italian seaside

Not so long ago, the family seaside vacation was a time to relax, unwind and reset, a total detachment from work, regular habits and daily hangouts. It was a switch often ripe with new routines, a.k.a. the things we would only do on holiday, like chilling out in a T-shirt and slip ons, pedalling through […]
June 12, 2018

Pitti Uomo 94: In Pictures

Stripes are seasonal and details are everything: Marco Badiani snaps the best of the fashionista bunch at Pitti Uomo 94.
May 3, 2018

Brit Pack in Prato

Mark Wallinger has always examined themes of identity and looked at concepts of power, authority, deceit and illusion, which the British artist has brought to Prato’s Centro Pecci for his first solo exhibition in Italy. He’s one of the most important contemporary artists in the UK and the MARK WALLINGER MARK show invites visitors to […]
March 27, 2018

Esselunga opens free anniversary exhibition in Florence

Featuring multimedia visuals, trolley installations and posters of memorable products, this immersive exhibition celebrates 60 years of Esselunga through a social flashback of changing Italian fashion, foods and commercials.
February 1, 2018

Michelangelo at the Met: in pictures

The "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" exhibition at the Met, presents an impressive range of works by the Renaissance artist.
July 6, 2017

Cinema Uffizi

“The most beautiful cinema in the world, designed by Giorgio Vasari” is how any headline should run for Apriti Cinema. No further comment; the easiest of pieces to write. The organizers are going to loathe me for saying this, but so exciting is the thought of seeing a film in the piazza of the Uffizi […]
June 15, 2017

The golden hour in Florence

As calendar pages are turned from May to June, the ideal conditions are created for that extraordinary moment when Florence reaches the pinnacle of prettiness: the golden hour. It’s that interval of time just before the dusk, when sunlight reflects on the facades of Florentine palazzi, on the bridges and breadth of the River Arno, […]
June 14, 2017

Handle without care: Pitti Uomo 92

"Handle without care" is a slogan that fits like a fashionable glove to Florence's fashion week, Pitti Uomo. Marco Badiani shoots the nonexistent breeze at Fortezza da Basso.