Chiara Martinelli was born in Florence and lives here with her husband and their two children. She teaches English and German at a scuola superiore. Although she and her family travel a lot, reading The Florentine is her favourite way to keep up her English when in Florence.
slim, always elegantly dressed, gifted with both grace and a teasing sense of
humour, Nancy Mitford was, and still is, one of the most intriguing authors of
the twentieth century.
first of seven children of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale, and his
wife Sydney, Nancy Mitford was
If you have recently questioned
the true meaning of the famous expression il bel paese, you should
definitely take 75 minutes to watch the documentary Italy: Love It or
Leave It? As the title suggests, there is no grey area when it comes to the
Boot: either you love this