Alexandra Korey is Head of Digital at The Florentine's sister company, Flod. She specializes in social media & digital strategy for tourism, culture and wine. In a past life, she was an art history professor with a PhD from the University of Chicago. For fun, she writes her blog www.arttrav.com, where she's been reporting on art, culture and life in Italy since 2004.
The Italian wine industry is one of many to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis: exports to China, which accounted for 100 million euro last year, were down early in the year as that country battled the virus, in addition to other economic uncertainties such the US’s threat of 100% tariffs on European imports, […]
The Cinque Terre, five picturesque villages that dot a dramatic stretch of coast along the Italian Riviera, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997 thanks to its unique, man-made terraced landscape. The dry stone retaining walls, which hold up the terraces on which local grape growers cultivate their vines, serve as the backbone of […]
This winter, Prato’s museums provide at least three good reasons to return to the textile city. Consider it an easy day trip by train, with plenty of opportunities for good food and shopping between museums and before returning to Florence. POST CARAVAGGIO Ph. Marco Badiani A “boutique” exhibition […]
That’s 300 fewer Smart cars on the streets of Florence: Share Now, the company that recently absorbed Car2Go, announced that as of February 29, 2020, it will no longer be providing free-flowing car sharing services in the Tuscan capital. In a letter sent to all Italian users, the move was justified by “demand for car […]
Livorno-born Amedeo Modigliani wasn’t a successful artist in his lifetime. The often penniless and drunk artist traded paintings for food in the Montparnasse and Montmartre neighbourhoods of Paris, where he moved in 1906. Things have changed: in 2018, the highest sale price ever achieved for a work of art in a Sotheby’s auction was for […]
There is a very Florentine phenomenon of Last Supper paintings in the refectories of convents and monasteries; these images functioned to remind religious diners of the sacrament of the Eucharist, when Christ declares that the bread is his body and the wine is his blood. What wine was served at that table and was it […]