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Alice Fischetti

    For Alice Fischetti, an Italian-American “halfie,” a grad school semester in Florence somehow became three years and counting. Currently the Polimoda communication team's Editor, she spends most days penning her thoughts and on Netflix. Follow her on Instagram at @a_fischetti.

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    ART + CULTURE

    Ferrante fever hits the States (again)

    Across the Atlantic, far from their supposed site of conception, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels rank amongst the best-received Italian literary series authored by a woman—or rather, a pseudonymous author presumed ...

    COMMUNITY

    Accent chameleons

    Accents have never been my forte. When I was 13, a haughtier, more New Yorker version of me, charged with the occasional cawfee and wata slip-ups, took off for summer ...

    FOOD + WINE

    The women of wine

    Wine is perhaps the most culturally symbolic beverage in recorded Italian history. Inextricably linked to Tuscany’s genetic makeup, the drink is one of the region’s oldest businesses, an industry recently ...

    Lifestyle

    The power of Le Curandaie

    Le Curandaie, in Florence's Le Cure is an association that acts as a springboard for women and mothers struggling in their daily life, especially when facing the prospect of entering or re-entering the work world.

    Lifestyle

    Vanilla to vibrators: sex shops in Florence

    Florence boasts quite a reputation for the romance-related, yet this seemingly vanilla city is no stranger to spice. Its range of sex shops is fitting to its smaller scale, meaning ...

    THINGS TO DO

    How to plan your “settimana bianca”

    Abetone, the Maremma and the Apuan Alps: these wintery Tuscan destinations are sure to satisfy your cravings for snow during a "settimana bianca".

    Lifestyle

    New year, new life

    Perhaps in line with the wild series of events that characterized last year, 2017 ended on a discordant note in Italy: the “jus soli” reform debate. For a country laced ...

    NEWS

    The fresh face of Fiorentina

    Is there really a "nuova Fiorentina?"

    THINGS TO DO

    La Speranza: The bellybutton borgo

    Everybody knows about La Speranza. At least that’s what I’ve been told. Anywhere you go in the Tuscan countryside, you’re bound to find a roadside café teeming with local characters. ...

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