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November 6, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 6

Neighborly interactions have increased exponentially for me since I made the jump (down) from a third-floor walk-up to a ground floor apartment. This is thanks to a phenomenon I rarely experienced in my years upstairs: UFOs (Unidentified Falling Objects).   The only UFO yet to be scientifically explained is a hot pink shoelace that landed […]
September 29, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 5

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.  Rent had been due a few days, but Amber and I had time to find a fourth roommate to help us pay it. This was Florence. […]
September 5, 2017
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Rental diaries, vol. 4

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.  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 […]
July 11, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 3

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.  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 […]
June 7, 2017
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Rental Diaries, vol. 2

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.  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 […]
May 12, 2017
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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
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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. 
January 11, 2018
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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 […]