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June 3, 2010

OP-ED Editorials & Opinions

We introduce this space as a forum in which TF readers can voice and exchange their opinions, concerns and kudos about life in Florence and Italy. E-mail your letters to the editor, essays and opinion pieces to and we will publish them, depending on available space,
January 10, 2008

A matter of opinion

The fourth regional Censis report has indicated that Tuscans have been quick in addressing the challenges of the global economy. Statistics show that from 2000 to 2006, 80 percent of new businesses launched involved high technology applications. The entrepreneurial spirit seems strong in the immigrant community: the number foreigners who
October 18, 2007

A matter of opinion

Noted art critic Vittorio Sgarbi finally got his wish. The controversial exhibition of gay art that caused havoc among city councilors in Milan will soon be opening in Florence.   Entitled Vade retro: art and homosexuality, the exhibit will begin on October 23 at the Liberty della Stazione building. It
May 22, 2018

GDPR: What Italian businesses need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. Here is a useful summary for Italian business owners to establish how their businesses will be affected and understand whether their businesses are ready for these new rules.
April 3, 2018

Fashion Revolution Fair 2018

Fashion activism movement Fashion Revolution is preparing for another year of their namesake fair, and Prato-based Lottozero / textile laboratories has answered the call. On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, the creativity hub and start-up will open its doors in a part-showroom/part-exhibition event that brings together Prato’s main textile stockists, tailors and dressmakers […]
March 1, 2018

The power of Le Curandaie

Le Curandaie, in Florence's Le Cure is an association that acts as a springboard for women and mothers struggling in their daily life, especially when facing the prospect of entering or re-entering the work world.
November 28, 2017

Is contemporary art a new conformism?

Placed near to Cellini's Perseus, you might be wondering why Urs Fischer’s contemporary piece has been exhibited in Florence's piazza della Signoria.
October 1, 2017

Tasting Italy from tip to toe

Collisioni Wine Project, in Barolo, is ideal for producers wishing to receive firsthand feedback on their wine and learn about market opportunities.
September 16, 2017

A Florence rape survivor speaks out

At 20.24 yesterday evening my lawyer called: the condemnation for the man who raped me in Florence had finally been confirmed by the highest court in Rome.
September 6, 2017

The Church of San Niccolò d’Oltrarno

The whole of Italy celebrates the height of summer holidays on August 15, the day known as Ferragosto. Although many younger-generation Italians have forgotten the origins of this once-religious feast, it traditionally honored the Virgin Mary’s assumption into heaven. Mary’s divine immortality and the art representing it has been on my mind since Timothy Verdon’s […]