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.
October 3, 2017

(Florentine) museums for millennials

Millennials are not coming. Millennials are here. Marketing teams at museums around the world are facing a major problem: how to drive the Generation Y (and Z!) through their doors. When you think about Florence you think about art. Surprisingly there are a lot of places in town that are working hard to get lit—so […]
September 6, 2017

Where to do apericena in San Niccolò

Tuscan dishes ribollita, panzanella and bistecca alla Fiorentina might be global food stars, but when you are a broke student and fancy restaurants are simply not an option, apericena poses as the perfect solution. Kicking off around 7pm in selected bars where snacks are served buffet style and are included in the price of your […]
July 11, 2017

Cool for the summer

Summer is in full swing in Florence. The old centre is alive with an atmosphere like no other: yes, strolling around Renaissance buildings and monuments under the Tuscan sun is definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. But if you have been living in town for a while, you will know that it can get all too crowded. […]
May 31, 2017

Pride is in the park

After a successful first edition last year, Pride Park Firenze returns this summer with a revamped formula: an entire month of DJ sets, performances by Italian and international artists, parties, talks, debates and book presentations to foster a dialogue between entertainment and LGBTQI* culture. Valeria Santini is the event manager and one of the many […]
May 4, 2017

A boiler’s life: a memoir

My real name is Anne-Marie Petty-FitzMaurice Bouvier, but everybody calls me La Caldaia. While it is la verità that I am an inanimate object, even a boiler has memories worthy of a memoir. Were I to possess a passport, North Yorkshire would be stated as my place of birth, although my home country was substituted […]
April 5, 2017

Christmas with the family…and Easter too

A well-known Italian proverb clearly states “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi,” meaning that you should spend Christmas with your folks while you can choose whoever you want to be with for Easter. This simple yet eloquent expression of popular wisdom must have been invented by a fool since it is every Italian […]
March 4, 2017

The package from the south

In Italy, almost every 20-something from the south lives in a central or northern city to study or work. We bask in our independence, but sometimes we cannot help but feel a little bit of nostalgia for our family and roots—nothing that cannot be resolved by a cenetta tranquilla among friends. It’s just a casual […]
February 2, 2017

Love yourself in Florence

February is the month of love. That painfully beautiful love that only Hollywood’s breakout stars get to experience in their blockbuster movies. But if you are single and not yet ready to mingle, do not be too hard on yourself—try to see Valentine’s Day from a new perspective. Here is a list to discover Florence […]
January 27, 2017

Comune launches women’s helpdesk

The City of Florence has launched the InformaDonna helpdesk for females seeking career advice in order to promote financial independence and stability.
January 11, 2017

How to talk like an Italian millennial

If you are new to town, have happened to eavesdrop on young Italians chatting away and heard the same phrases used over and over again, then you are probably wondering about their lingo. Here are some expressions used by giovani Italian millennials that will make you sound like a local during your semester abroad.   […]