Author: Phoebe Owston

Born in London and raised in Watford, Phoebe has just finished a Masters in cultural heritage management in Florence and is now pursuing a career in journalism and museum education.
June 12, 2019

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

TF THURSDAY/ June 13   Breakfast Drop In 10am – noon    The Florentine Literary Review Event 5pm     Stop by at Florence’s first table-service food court to chat with the Florentine editorial team about ideas and potential contributions to the city’s English news magazine. From 10am – noon, we’ll be sipping on coffee […]
June 11, 2019

Enterprising fashion boutiques in Florence

There’s an undercurrent of small boutique business owners who keep Florence's fashionistas well-heeled and individual in style.
June 4, 2019

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

SPECIAL EVENTS/Strozzi Night, Night Fever Inauguration + c2c Soundsystem, Fooo L’orto June 6     Strozzi Night     This year, Thursday June 6 signals the start of summer as numerous institutions, bars, outdoor spaces and galleries are having opening or inauguration parties. Tuscany’s biggest contemporary art institutions are holding rival serate to welcome in the […]
April 30, 2019

Flights, sights and archives

Although he was born in the Tuscan town of Vinci and died in France, Leonardo da Vinci is inextricably linked to Florence.   His career was shaped in the city with the help of the Medici and masters like Andrea del Verrocchio. The Renaissance genius’s personal history can be traced through the streets and buildings […]
April 29, 2019

Does the future look dry for Tuscan wines?

Can we forecast effects or just mitigate appropriately?
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.