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September 5, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental diaries, vol. 4

For Daniel, details of {a person named} Florence’s relationship with James were hazy prior to the whole group’s arrival in {a city named} Florence. Florence and Daniel had never met in person, but had arranged to split rent in a quasi-quadrilocale on sdrucciolo de’ Pitti. Daniel was arriving from New Mexico for research. Florence had, […]
July 11, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental Diaries, vol. 3

The Lady Downstairs is not a washed-up horror film, but a name my former roommates used when referring to Elena, guardian of the ground floor. She had an uncanny sense for when anyone was lingering at the hallway mailboxes, emerging from her cave ready to castigate. Amber and I were her only company in the […]
June 7, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental Diaries, vol. 2

Sam is the son of a teacher and a writer—professions that people who land in Florence often have or hope for. His family’s was supposed to be a short sabbatical from their suburban life, but ended up being a two-year stay during Sam’s teenage years. He recalls, vividly, the night they arrived jetlagged, listless expressions […]
May 12, 2017
LIFESTYLE

Rental Diaries, vol. 1

Inspired in part by Kim Velsey’s “Renters” column for The New York Times, Rental Diaries is a new column from The Florentine dedicated to residents’ renting-related triumphs, house hunts, misadventures and more.  Pre-visit, the contract seemed to be exactly what I was looking for—the owners were searching for a reliable long-term resident to look after their renovated one-bedroom […]
July 21, 2017
LIFESTYLE

The Florentine Day: 12 Hours in San Niccolò

On September 14, 2017, the editors of The Florentine will move to Palazzo San Niccolò for a community-focused day of talks, tours and tasting. 
March 1, 2018
ART + CULTURE

Italian Sketches: Howard Pyle

Recognised as the father of American illustration, Howard Pyle forever changed the way we think of our heroes through his vivid, often dramatic black-and-white and colour drawings and paintings, in addition to his adventure writings, especially for young readers, including King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood and his Merrie Men, […]
January 11, 2018
LIFESTYLE

2018: the year ahead in Florence

From quidditch (!) to the council’s quest to ditch pesky potholes, the opening of two new tramlines, international volleyball and top global music acts, 2018 in Florence is set to be more eventful than ever. JANUARY Gucci Garden in piazza della Signoria  Fashionistas and foodies are itching to check out the all-new opening of Gucci […]