Happy Holidays!

Editor’s Letter

Helen Farrell
December 4, 2014

In this December issue, we wish you very happy holidays with an especially crafted festive contemporary scene of piazza Santa Croce by master etcher and acquafortista Andrea Ricceri.






The entire TF team continues to work hand in hand with Opera di Santa Croce over the next two weeks as, with your help, we hope to raise 95,000 dollars to restore of the loggia of the Pazzi chapel. Learn more here and donate today at http://crowdfunding.santacroceopera.it.


For those staying in Florence over the festive season, The Florentine offers an extensive listing of markets and movies, events and exhibitions, carol singing and concerts. If you’re heading out of town (or out of the country), take your paper copy of TF with you as travel reading and stay in touch via our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels.


In this issue, meet Blandina Steinhauslin, the new president of the American International League of Florence, ahead of the AILO Christmas Bazaar on December 8; find out how a Florentine church inspired the making of a typeface; and follow a simple yet delicious recipe using Tuscan truffles.


Happy holidays from The Florentine team!

Next paper issue: January 15

—Helen Farrell, managing editor


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