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September 7, 2017

Expats in Florence: Janine Gaëlle Dieudji

Kevin Bacon is less relevant than he used to be. It might be time to start playing “Six Degrees of Janine Gaëlle Dieudji” instead. Known to many as the former assistant to artist Clet Abraham, Janine is a born connector who’s built a career out of putting people in touch: she’s an art and film […]
October 5, 2016

Expats in Florence: Tim Daish

Update February 2, 2017: Meet Tim and TF staff at Simbiosi (via de’ Ginori 58/60r) on February 8 at 7pm for the first event in a new series from The Florentine Wine Club. We’ll chat about Medici balls, Bolgheri and much more. Chat + aperitivo with complimentary wine 7pm. Guest winery: Ceralti. Stay for dinner: […]
September 7, 2016

Famous Expats: Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d’Orsay

Foppish dandy Eustace Tilley, with his exaggerated top hat, morning coat and high-collared shirt who scrutinises a pretty butterfly through his monocle, has been the mascot of The New Yorker magazine since it was first published in 1925 and still appears on its anniversary issues. The publication’s first art director and cartoonist Rea Irvin based […]

Expats in Florence: Eric Veroliemeulen

Charismatic Dutchman Eric Veroliemeulen moved to Florence ten years ago for love. Decked out in a white naval uniform complete with gold epaulettes, he walked off the ship on which he was working and straight into the man who would become his husband. Six months later he followed his heart to Italy, where it has […]
June 27, 2016

British expats in Italy react to Brexit

On June 24, 51.9 per cent of the British people voted to leave the European Union. For the other 48.1 per cent in the Remain camp, the decision was marked as a “day of despair” (Jonathan Freedland, Guardian). British immigrants living in Florence and Tuscany are firmly against the UK leaving the EU. Their reaction, […]
May 25, 2016

What will happen to the expats?

On June 23, British citizens will decide whether to leave the European Union or not. The United Kingdom last had a say about its EU membership in 1975. As pledged by Prime Minister David Cameron during his election campaign, now, 41 years on, the time has come to reassess the situation.     Italy is […]
February 4, 2016

UK expats: vote in the EU referendum

Florence has always been a very important town for the British community. Right up until a few years ago our oldest Embassy anywhere in the world was located here. The ties with the city, and indeed the entire Tuscany region, go back centuries and still today there is a sizeable
September 11, 2014

The ‘lawyer of the expats’

It’s not all long lunches and glittering parties for those of us in the world of newspapers and publishing; sadly, nowadays, it’s rarely like that at all. The Florentine recently was forced to endure a legal tussle over a photograph we used as the basis for
September 9, 2010

Calling all expats

Fancy being on TV? Leopard Films is looking for recent expats to take part in the successful Househunters International Series, which tells the stories of people who have bought or are about to buy homes abroad. If you'd like to earn 1,500 US dollars or receive a free
September 16, 2017

5 tips (and a few more) for your Tuscan wedding

First things first, congratulations! The question’s been asked, the prosecco’s been popped—and you’ve delivered the happy news of your nuptials to your nearest and dearest.  Eric Veroliemeulen, general manager of contemporary yet cultural Villa Medicea di Lilliano, Wine Estate, shares his secrets on how to organize the best destination wedding ever. 1 / Set your […]