An Anglo-Russian third culture kid, Maria Rees was brought up in Fiesole and finally gave into the urge to come back to Italy after completing a degree in music at Bristol University. A true "Fiorentina" at heart, while attempting to carve a career in journalism, she is making up for lost time starting with the local "pasticcerie".
Prior to any student’s departure on his or her first solo trip abroad, common offhanded reminders may include not to get homesick, to brace oneself for culture shock or to not get carried away by the newfound freedom. Sometimes these are easier said than done: when these seemingly minor concerns escalate beyond our control, this […]
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.
Irish sculptor Paddy Campbell and Tuscan painter Simona Dolci have paired up for an exhibition in Pietrasanta exploring the important moments of human life. Campbell’s bronzes and Dolci’s paintings portray men and women engaged in daily activities, expressing feelings and emotions such as love, maternity and sensuality. Piazza del Duomo hosts two monumental […]
With the announcement of piazza delle Cure’s redevelopment, I’ve been sorting through my memories as a former resident of Florence’s northern district. Unknown to tourists unwilling to venture past piazza della Libertà, the self-contained Le Cure neighbourhood, while by no means a display of Renaissance architecture or the provenance of well-known figures, offers yet another […]