Author: Vincenzo D'Angelo

Vincenzo D'Angelo graduated in English language and literature from the University of Florence and is currently continuing his studies in Communication. He has been in a full-time relationship with Florence since 2010. If he's not writing, he's binge-watching yet another new show on Netflix or listening to pop music. "Aperitivo" and "cenetta tranquilla" are his favourite sports.
December 11, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Santas on social

Instagram has deeply changed the way we share our lives online. At times it seems everyone has an Instagram account, even Barack Obama, the Queen and the Pope. Although often considered a platform on which people can express themselves freely, it has also given rise to interesting virtual communities, like @ilcondominio. Born earlier this year, the […]
November 11, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Florence Queer Festival colors the city

Following the huge success of Toscana Pride 2016, our city keeps on shining with all the colours of the rainbow thanks to the Florence Queer Festival. Founded in 2002, it has since grown to become the largest film event of its kind in Italy and has been part of 50 Giorni di Cinema – Florence’s […]
November 7, 2016
LIFESTYLE

What to do in Florence when it rains

Imagine walking down the tiny streets of Florence, thinking about how much beauty, architecture and art that surrounds you. Picture you and your partner sipping a romantic glass of prosecco in a fancy bar in piazza della Repubblica or listening to the melancholic notes of a street artist in Santo Spirito while shopping at an […]
October 29, 2016
1966 Florence FloodART + CULTURE

Ugo Gherardi on the 1966 Florence flood

The city was still sleeping, the fancy shops of via de’ Tornabuoni were still closed and the lungarno still remained free from curious tourists. Walking along lungarno Acciaiuoli on my way to interview Ugo Gherardi, it is hard to imagine that the total destruction that occurred 50 years ago on November 4, 1966, the quiet […]
October 7, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Justine Mattera for the Inferno Run

On Saturday, October 22, hell will come to the Cascine in the form of the Inferno Run. This 8-kilometer race is a real challenge where no puddle is too muddy and no obstacle too challenging. A share of the proceeds will go to the Fondazione Tommasino Bacciotti, a non-profit association that works alongside Meyer Children’s […]
October 5, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Mean Auntie Florence

A writer whose work belongs to an extremely successful Hollywood franchise once said, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” While Bridget Jones may just be a fictional character, a few days ago I thought she was damn right. Especially because […]
September 7, 2016
LIFESTYLE

The perks of being a “stagista”

After years of struggling between classes, professors, deadlines and exams, finally you have your well-earned piece of paper. University has been an emotional rollercoaster, but you’re glad to be a grad, ready to join the adult world. Unless you belong to the Kardashian Klan and you are starring in a TV show on E!, this […]
June 30, 2016
LIFESTYLE

How to be loved by your “coinquilini”

You decided to live abroad in Italy for the entire summer and chose Florence because you’ve always dreamt of walking around the tiny streets of the historical center while eating some delicious gelato as you pass by Renaissance buildings and monuments. These months are going to be great, but life is not a movie and […]
May 29, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Summer venues in Florence

Even though we are currently experiencing a period that locals have labelled Maggembre, an Italian blend of May and December (and also a very popular hashtag on Twitter), summer is right around the corner, and Florence’s nightlife scene is getting ready to welcome the bella stagione with new openings and cool comebacks. If you are […]
April 8, 2016
LIFESTYLE

Engaging Florence

Florence is the perfect destination for an unforgettable wedding day. Many couples from all over the world choose to celebrate the happiest day of their lives in the heart of the Renaissance city, from celebrities to Indian princes to the Kardashian clan. But an ever-more-booming business in Florence is the engagement photo industry…and one group […]