Author: Ellen Wert

February 27, 2014

On stage!

With two guitars (electric and acoustic), a double bass, great voices and an uncanny ability to nail the sounds of hit makers from the 1950s and 1960s, Alexander Woodbury, Valerio Fanciano and Cosimo Ravenni began playing in pubs in Florence as the Street Clerks in early 2007...   *GET MORE
July 2, 2009


It's easy to miss many of Florence's most delightful treasures. Walk along via Porta Rossa, for example, looking in the shop windows, and the facade of the Palazzo Davanzati, built around 1450 for a family of wool merchants, will blend into the city's familiar background of dark
May 7, 2009

Around the world in 90 days

From October 2, 2009 to January 2, 2010, an international group of 100 people will experience four seasons and the extremes of the planet's climates and terrains as they zig-zag across six continents, carrying a message of peace and nonviolence. With them every step of the way, in
March 26, 2009

A cautionary tale

Be good. Mind your parents. Appreciate the paradise that your home is. Or else you'll end up like the miserable souls in the netherworld. With Dante's Inferno as her guide, Virginia Jewiss has written a cautionary tale for children.   Although there's no missing the message of
May 29, 2008

Delight in the details

‘This little pig went to market…’ is the premise of Nancy Shroyer Howard’s engaging Mischief in Tuscany: Running Wild in a Famous Painting. When a Cinta Senese pig with an imagination bigger than his splendid white belly goes to market by way of Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s painting in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico, all manner of fun and […]