Many love stories go unheeded, lost in our everyday Florentine life, in the wonderment of one-off events and greater attractions. But walking along via de’ Bardi, a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio, look out for a seemingly rundown wooden door covered in graffiti. This unique landmark bears a declaration of the city’s love for its contemporary cultural heritage. To find out more, I spoke with Bruno Casini. Writer, event planner, artistic director and former manager of Florence’s top band Litfiba, this authentic troubadour has seen things we’d struggle to imagine back during the golden years of Florence’s music scene. For The Florentine, Casini brewed up a 30-year timeline of ever-changing sounds, international stars, iconic Florentine musicians and venues: nostalgia that, to this day, echoes throughout the city’s culture milieus and events scene.