Author: Marco Badiani

Co-founder and director of The Florentine, lifestyle author, photographer.
June 12, 2018
LIFESTYLE

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
ART + CULTURE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
ART + CULTURE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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
LIFESTYLE

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.
May 16, 2017
TRAVEL

The miracle dance

Let me count the fancy ways in which visitors to Pisa’s piazza dei Miracoli try to catch hold of the world-famous tower in their photos… Even before the on-trend selfie frenzy, tourists still experienced the uncontrollable urge to capture themselves with the city’s symbolic monument (from the most traditional viewpoint: more than an arm’s length […]
May 15, 2017
ART + CULTURE

Biblioteca della Toscana

A bright new chapter on Tuscany’s literary scene, the Biblioteca della Toscana is perfectly placed for commuters close to Santa Maria Novella station. Opened in November 2016, the library’s kilometre of books and 200 periodicals merge collections from three libraries belonging to the Tuscan Region: Biblioteca del Consiglio, Bibiloteca della Giunta Regionale and Biblioteca dell’Identità […]
May 5, 2017
FOOD + WINE

Avocaderia: from Tuscany to NYC

Touted as the “world’s first avocado bar”, Brooklyn’s Avocaderia is the brainchild of Tuscan under-30s Francesco Brachetti and Alberto Gramigni.