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Alexandra Korey

    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.

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    COMMUNITY

    Cassandra Kane: recycling leather

    New Yorker Cassandra Kane has opened Zer0lab in Scandicci in the heart of the leather accessories industrial area on the fringe of Florence.

    NEWS

    Coworking space for sustainable leather designers opens in Scandicci

    On the fringes of Florence, Zer0lab is the first co-working space for sustainable and circular fashion.

    ART + CULTURE

    Exhibition review: Donatello, The Renaissance at Palazzo Strozzi

    Palazzo Strozzi and the Bargello Museums present Donatello, The Renaissance, a historic international exhibition in Florence.

    FOOD + WINE

    Orto life: what vegetable gardening taught me about myself

    Last summer, I had a no-commitment opportunity to try my hand at vegetable gardening at a shared plot across town. It was a brief, long-distance relationship that suffered from my ...

    COMMUNITY

    Picturing community from afar: Lithuanians in Tuscany

      The Lithuanian community in Tuscany celebrates its fourth anniversary in portraits.     Dovilė Bružaitė and Matteo Baldini met in piazza Santa Maria Novella in 2009. She, a tourist ...

    ART + CULTURE

    The new Alinari Foundation

    The Alinari Archive, with its over five million items from the 1840s to the present day, was purchased by the Region of Tuscany at the end of 2019. It is ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Talking art with Arturo Galansino

    Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, talks to The Florentine about Palazzo Strozzi’s forthcoming installations and exhibitions, plus the public-private institution’s further embracing of the digital in ...

    NEWS

    Welcome to the (urban) jungle

    What happens when you put two of the world’s most innovative thinkers about the nexus between architecture and plants together in a room? While working together on a forestation plan ...

    COMMUNITY

    Frances Mayes, Always Italy

    Frances Mayes usually spends her springs in Cortona, at her famous Bramasole, the villa that is at the center of her bestselling book Under the Tuscan Sun and the dream ...

    COMMUNITY

    Annette Joseph, Italy is my Boyfriend

    Annette Joseph has made styling, decorating, entertaining, Italian lifestyle and all round having fun her life’s mission. She shares her passionate love for Italy, her home styling tips and recipes ...

    VIDEO

    Drinking Together – White Wine Varieties Part I

      In this episode of TF Together‘s now-regular Wednesday evening wine tastings, educator Filippo Bartolotta reviews the main varietal wines that lead the white wine market.   The wines on ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Wine in the age of coronavirus

    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 ...

    NEWS

    No walls, no Cinque Terre

    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 ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Tuscan wine preview week

    For ten days mid-February, wine critics from around the world descend upon Florence and then stumble out to other locations in Tuscany.

    NEWS

    Autonomous museums, take two

    An announcement made today in Rome opens up an international search for 13 more directors of autonomous museums.

    ART + CULTURE

    Winter exhibitions in Prato

    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 ...

    NEWS

    Car2Gone

    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 ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Modigliani back home

    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 ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Pietro Aretino, orchestrator of the Renaissance

    Aretino can be considered the father of art criticism.

    NEWS

    Nelli’s Last Supper restored

    After four years in the conservation studio, the Last Supper by Suor Plautilla Nelli returns to the complex of Santa Maria Novella for permanent exhibition.

    ART + CULTURE

    Wine in Florentine Last Suppers

    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, ...

    ART + CULTURE

    An Uffizi without lineups

    A new algorithm developed by Henry Muccini at the University of L'Aquila resolves the historic problem of the Uffizi lineup.

    FOOD + WINE

    Vendemmia 2018 in Tuscany

    With the 2018 harvest season drawing to an end, The Florentine found out what to expect from this vintage in the making.

    ART + CULTURE

    Pontormo takes the U.S. by storm

    Pontormo's painting from Carmignano has left Italy for the first time for the exhibition Miraculous Encounters in order to bring awareness to the fundraising efforts of the church and complex of San Michele Arcangelo.

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