Author: Carolina Bax

Carolina Bax hails from the southern coast of Italy, having grown up in Puglia. She moved to Florence in 2008 and has lived here ever since. She is currently studying German and Italian Literature at Oxford University. Whenever not in Oxford, she spends her time Instagramming Florence's buildings and blogging about various topics, including poetry about artichokes, life in Germany and music.
October 7, 2016

The Senior Nomads in Florence

Imagine selling most of your belongings, leaving your hometown and setting out on a never-ending adventure circling the globe, with no end in sight to your travels. It sounds like the stuff of dreams, but it is what ordinary life looks like for Michael and Debbie Campbell, the self-dubbed “Senior Nomads” from Seattle.     […]
October 5, 2016

The double expat

My first day somewhere other than Italy will be imprinted forever in my memory. While in October Italians were still sunbathing and sipping aperitivi, stepping off the plane at Heathrow Airport a cruel wind whipped at the freshly landed in London. It was the first in many episodes of culture shock, as living away from […]
September 21, 2016

Penguin dukes and royal flamingos in Florence

Strolling toward piazza Santo Spirito, there’s always so much to observe—this part of the Oltrarno is choc-a-bloc with botteghe, postcard-worthy shops and galleries, from the historic to the new. A rather recent addition to the neighborhood is Cartavetra, a gallery and cultural association which opened in 2015. I stopped by on a September morning when […]
September 13, 2016

Internet Festival returns to Pisa

Pisa is gearing up to host the annual Internet Festival—–and this year’s theme is “back to the future”.     From October 6 to 9, 2016, over 200 events, in different places all across town, promise to be a full four days of debating, meetings, workshops and labs, all looking to the future with a […]
September 6, 2016

Poetry, music and art in piazza della Passera

As the days trickle by and Florentine summer comes to an end, those who aren’t quite ready to let go of the season will be kept entertained by numerous outdoor events and exhibitions. Amongst these is the annual Settembre in Piazza della Passera festival, a selection of culturally oriented events livening up this gorgeous Oltrarno […]