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June 29, 2006
NEWS

Independence day

Expect it allhamburgers fresh off the grill, watermelon and homemade ice cream. Expect sun and shade, kids relay races, multi-coloured balloons and pony rides. In a word, look for all the fun, games and good spirits char-acteristic of the Fourth of July. Only this year, expect to treat
June 15, 2006
CULTURE

Tracce di animali

The interest of Tracce di animali lies in its exploration of many of the uses that Italian makes of explicit and implicit comparisons with animals in order to designate characteristics, attitudes and behavour in human beings. The book - is for the intermediate level student - contains 16 short theme-based units - &#
June 1, 2006
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

The media is the message

‘Reading a newspaper in Italy can be quite a unique experience that should be reserved for the bold, the brave and the very brilliant. If you fall somewhat short of that  description, consider these helpful hints for the news hungry:   1. Who needs objectivity? Many Italian newspapers are openly allied with specific political parties […]
April 20, 2006
CULTURE

italiano a modello 1

Italiano a modello 1 focuses on reception and production skills in writing. Through a series of carefully selected short simple literary texts, it also implicitly develops a taste for reading and a critical appreciation of target language. Each module helps the students with comprehension of the texts by working on
LIFESTYLE

An interview with Nita Tucker

‘The Florentine is not an accomplishment. It’s a miracle.’   How did the newspaper come about?   I came to Florence to fulfil my dream of living here.  I was a management consultant working with several multi-national corporations, always travelling and planned to continue, with Florence as my base.  My husband’s career, as a financial […]
NEWS

The Florentine: Year One

Twelve months, ten thousand copies per issue, more than two hundred points of distribution. In Florence, every fifteen days ‘they wait’ for their freshly printed copy. Over twelve thousand people have visited the website over the last six months, and a hundred subscriptions have been sent to readers
February 23, 2006
LIFESTYLE

How to Succeed in Business while really trying

Tired of your boss’s constant nagging, hopeless mental capacity and unbearably bad breath?  Have you got a brilliant business idea plus some time and money to spare? Then you can become your own boss, especially in Italy. Because Italy is the land of the small and medium-
LIFESTYLE

An interview with Michele Lupi

How did the Italian edition of Rolling Stone Magazine come about?   It all started in November 2003. I was working for the Italian edition of GQ when a young guy called me out of blue and said he wanted me to start up the Italian edition of Rolling Stone
October 20, 2005
NEWS

Notorious vandal strikes again

Last week, serial vandal Piero Cannata damaged the red granite headstone with bronze letters that commemorates the spot where Friar Girolamo Savonarola was burned at the stake in Piazza della Signoria. Cannata has been infamous since 1991, when he visited the Accademia and took a hammer to the David’
September 8, 2005
LIFESTYLE

Slow food,

It almost sounds like the beginning of a novel: a group of friends sharing a bottle of wine and talking about the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome. About how this could be the end of the treasured, ancient Italian