Author: Sam Griswold

Sam Griswold is a writer/translator and above all student in Middlebury College's Italian Master's program who, after spending two years of high school in Florence, somehow keeps finding his way back here.
June 1, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Florentine rugby finesse

After a 34-year exile I Medicei Rugby Club has won promotion to the top Italian division after a 38–14 playoff victory over L’Aquila. The team rejoiced alongside the 1,000-strong fans that made the trip from Florence to Parma, where the match was held, to witness the milestone. The win saw the team claim the Serie […]
May 31, 2017
ART + CULTURE

Contemporary spaces in Florence: the definitive guide

Last month we gave you a comprehensive guide to Florence’s major monuments and museums. This edition here is the definitive list of city’s contemporary museums and galleries. More fervent and friskier than you could ever imagine. 79rosso Gallery This creative hub, situated in the heart of the Oltrarno, is dedicated to exhibitions, artist residencies and […]
April 5, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Vivicittà Half Marathon: standing up to bullying

On Sunday, April 9, the Vivicittà Half Marathon will take place in the streets of Florence—to have fun and to put an end to bullying.
March 30, 2017
LIFESTYLE

The Fiorentina women

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 3pm, Fiorentina Women’s FC will play its last game of the season against Tavagnacco. Tickets cost 1 euro.   Amidst what has been a tumultuous season for ACF Fiorentina, one point of consistency has been the club’s women’s team Fiorentina Women’s FC, which has won all of its matches […]
November 19, 2009
NEWS

Back on track

Fiorentina picked up back-to-back wins in the Serie A as they beat Catania at home on November 1, and then a week later picked up three points away to Udinese on November 8. The Viola were deserved 3-1 winners against Catania; however the match was in question
November 5, 2009
NEWS

Chasing points

On October 20, the Fiorentina earned a crucial Champions League away victory and picked up a vital three points in Budapest by prevailing 4-3 in a thrilling encounter with Hungarian hosts Debrecen.   The Viola entered the match with high hopes for earning the crucial three points, but the
October 22, 2009
NEWS

Azzurri painted purple

Fiorentina striker Alberto Gilardino was Italy's hero on October 10 as his last-minute equalizer against Ireland earned the Azzurri a 2-2 draw in Dublin and ensured the defending World Cup Champions a place at this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Gilardino, who was brought on
October 8, 2009
NEWS

Viola is magic

Magical night A turbulent two weeks ended in marvelous fashion for Fiorentina, who won a historic 2-0 victory over English and European giants Liverpool in the second game of the Champions League group phase. Nineteen-year-old Stevan Jovetic was the hero of the night, scoring both goals before
December 11, 2008
NEWS

Tuscany takes on the Serie B

With Fiorentina playing this season in the Champions League and Siena holding their own in the Serie A, it is easy to overlook many of the professional clubs playing throughout Tuscany. It is a sign that there is some remarkable premier football being played in the region. With four teams
NEWS

Shattered dreams

Fiorentina bid farewell to this year's Champions League campaign after an entertaining 2-1 defeat at the hands of French champion Lyon. The Viola now have to secure at least a draw in their final group match against Steaua Bucharest for a spot in this year's UEFA Cup. &