Erica Michelle Kiefer came to Italy for the food, prefers cats to dogs, and studies journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. She writes articles on food, music and art. When not interning for The Florentine, she scribbles short stories and scours the streets for gelato. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @EricaMKiefer and weekly at www.medium.com/@ericakiefer.
For the months leading up to my studies in Florence, I crammed Italian vocab, conjugations and grammar without a teacher or practice partner.
Kent and Jackson State shootings, The Pentagon Papers, Watergate, Roe v. Wade, the Vietnam War, Harvey Milk’s assassination, Elvis Presley’s death, the Jonestown Massacre. While these events defined the 1970s, ...
From Chianti Classico to wine courses, French Champagne to Alto Adige whites, Florence boasts a wine bar scene worth uncorking.
From karaoke bars to five-star hotels, Florence now has several brunch joints serving American cuisine dusted with French and British inspiration.
New restaurant Nu Ovo’s name says it all. Yes, the subtitle is cheesy, “A lovely eggsperience,” but it’s also true: the egg is ubiquitous.
One millennial’s guide to four aperitivo spots in Florence that offer a little of everything for a millennial’s 10-euro budget.
The Tuscan countryside brims with thousands of trees. Florentines may know the difference between cypresses and redwoods, but what about cedars, firs, maples, birches, oaks and their varieties? Then the ...
Two cranes and a restoration team recently positioned a copy of the Old Testament’s Samuel on the façade of Florence Cathedral.