Author: Pamela Coleman

July 12, 2007
NEWS

Green is as good as gold

“Some people get scared by the terms ‘conservation’ and ‘renewable energy’ because they think they have to completely transform their lifestyle to help protect the environment’’.So says architect Lorenzo Parretti on the practical effects of ‘going green’ in order to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels like coal, natural gas and petroleum. ‘But’, he continues, […]
April 5, 2007
NEWS

Basketball rebounds in Florence

Despite calcio’s cultural dominance, the sport of basketball is thriving in Florence, thanks to the efforts of Everlast-Mabo Firenze, the city’s Serie B-1 professional team, and to programs like MiniBasket Reggello. The team has quietly moved up to sixth place in B-1 / Group
January 25, 2007
LIFESTYLE

Row, row, row your dragon boat?!

Walking along the Arno, you’re almost as likely to hear the rhythmic beatings of a dragon boat drummer as a motorino’s horn. The sport of dragon boat racing, introduced to the west less than two decades ago, is thriving at Società Canottieri Comunali Firenze, as
November 16, 2006
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Italian legend born in Deutschland

He raced for three separate teams during his 15-year Formula One career. But in the end, German Michael Schumacher will be forever tied to the Ferrari Scuderia, and to Italy. Why? He won five of his seven World Championships with the Prancing Horse and dominated the world of Formula