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 exhibition Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting at Palazzo Pitti reunites, for the first time, two of Pontormo’s most important paintings with their preparatory drawings conserved in the Uffizi. The exceptional loan of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Halberdier, last seen in Italy in 1996, is met by the Visitation from Carmignano, which, […]
People have been complaining about “the tourists” in Florence for at least a century, but crowds and their behaviour keep getting worse, not better. This year, city administrations are taking action. But is there any way to reverse the trend? November may be rainy here, but it’s a fast walker’s paradise. The streets, […]
Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve got a new dealer in Maremma. An asparagus dealer. Her name is Irma and she defines herself as an “asparagaia”. The adjective is interesting since she does not seem to farm anything else. Asparagus grows only for a few weeks every year, so I wonder what she gets up to […]
When we were first married, my mother-in-law would call promptly every night as we were washing up the dinner dishes. “Pronto?” one of us would answer. “Cosa avete mangiato?” came the question from the other end of the line. Illustration by Barbara Gucova At first, I took this as something of an offense. I had […]
Here is an update of Fall 2016 art news in Italy, from North to South – the quirky grain Trump and visitor reactions to a show in Milan, a new way to see the Ara Pacis and funding found for Paestum. Grain Trump Land artist Dario Gambarin has plowed a portrait of Trump […]