Author: Phoebe Owston

Born and raised in London, Phoebe Owston came to Florence this year to pursue a Masters in cultural heritage. As a linguist, art enthusiast and Italy lover these are her first forays into the world of journalism.
March 12, 2019

The three ages of lampredotto

So nice you eat it thrice, right? All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, but is everyone game for the fourth and final stomach of a cow? LOVER Fresh into Florence, while browsing the Mercato Centrale Firenze, you are childishly overcome to try a panino co i’ lampredotto with […]
March 1, 2019

Antony Gormley’s “Essere” at the Uffizi

Antony Gormley’s Essere provides an insight into the artist’s personal and existential processes while seamlessly involving the viewer and the city.
February 27, 2019

What is the future of delivery food in Florence?

UberEats is the most recent addition to delivery services in town

Antony Gormley: video interview

British artist Antony Gormley speaks about the viewer's role in his art and art's role in modern society on the occasion of his Uffizi exhibition "Essere".
February 12, 2019

Colour theory in Florence

From Innocenti blue to Ponte Vecchio orpiment and louvre green, the city of Florence is a rainbow waiting to be discovered.
February 5, 2019

Farah Liz Pallaro

On a dreary January afternoon, Farah Liz Pallaro and her infectious positivity fill the office like a ray of winter sunshine. Passion, determination and an undefeatable belief in the fashion industry are my first impressions of this designer-turned-consultant-turned-author. In a country where disdain towards the machinations of everyday life is sometimes as prevalent as pizza, […]
January 15, 2019

Four personality types and their favorite Florentine hangouts

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Serious stuff, but we can use his personality-defining techniques to lead us to yet more revelry. Although there are 16 personality types we could consider, in the interest of ease and general post-Christmas fatigue, here we’ll narrow it down to four. January can […]
November 30, 2018

Is the Ponte Vecchio really paved with gold?

She’s on the A-list of bridges, up there with Brooklyn, Tower, Sighs and Golden Gate. Most visitors to Florence will find themselves at some point crossing, photographing, admiring or cursing the Ponte Vecchio (the latter due to the amount of elbowing needed to get through the crowds). After more than 800 years of existence it’s […]
November 23, 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Florence

On November 25, for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Florence, The Florentine has picked out events from film festivals to theatre productions or getting active through self-defence workshops and masterclasses.
November 15, 2018

Vienna at Palazzo Pitti

The exhibition highlights the overlapping culture of porcelain production in 18th-century Vienna and Florence